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When Was the Last Case of Rubella in the United States?

The last case of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in the United States that wasn’t imported occurred just before 2004.

About That Amish Vaccine Exemption Lawsuit in New York

An Amish family has filed a lawsuit against a new vaccine law in New York that eliminated religious vaccine exemptions. Folks who know that Amish do indeed vaccinate their kids are likely surprised by the lawsuit… About That Amish Vaccine Exemption Lawsuit in New York Wait, what? The Amish vaccinate their kids? While many Amish …

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Are Kids With Religious Exemptions Spreading Disease?

Kids with religious exemptions are at higher risk to get sick and spread vaccine-preventable diseases.

Did Pediatricians Ever Encourage Parents to Have Measles Parties?

While the idea of chickenpox and measles parties now seems ridiculous to most people, in the pre-vaccine era, it might not have been so strange. Since getting these diseases was inevitable, it might make some sense to try and control when your kids got sick. Did did pediatricians actually encourage parents to have measles parties? …

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