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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.

Measles Outbreaks in New Zealand

Just like other areas of the world, New Zealand has a problem with measles outbreaks. It shouldn’t be surprising then that they also have a problem with folks pushing anti-vax misinformation. Are they really seeing the most measles cases in the areas with the highest vaccination rates? Measles Outbreaks in New Zealand One thing is …

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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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