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Measles Back in US, Spread Thru Unvaccinated Kids

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The government estimates that childhood vaccinations kept more than 20 million people out of the hospital over the last 20 years.....but despite that good news, a disease that should have vanished - Measles - has re-appeared. ABC News reports many American parents still don't vaccinate their children....and the CDC says that's a big reason the nation's seen more than 130 new cases of measles this years. The CDC's director Thomas Frieden says their 20 year push to get American children vaccinated has saved nearly 3/4 of a million lives. The recent measles cases came from overseas travelers and then spread through children who didn't get their shots.


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