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Measles Vaccinations: Separating Fact From Myth

As a measles outbreak spread from California to at least 18 jurisdictions across the country, the role of vaccinations was a hot topic in politics and medicine, prompting doctors to weigh in on best practices.

A vile of the M-M-R Virus Vaccine at the Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas on August 30, 2013. The Immunization Collaboration offers low cost vaccines targeting hepatitis, the flu, chickenpox, measles, mumps and HPV amongst other illnesses.

As a measles outbreak spread from California to at least 18 jurisdictions across the country, the role of vaccinations was a hot topic in politics and medicine, prompting doctors to weigh in on best practices. In Dallas, Jeffrey Kahn, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, offered advice to parents. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, who is an obstetrician, warned against the dangers of ignoring public health threats such as measles. (Fox4 News)

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