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Pathologist Says ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Threatened in Measles Outbreak

Spending time with other people is a cure for loneliness. But being a member of a vaccinated community has an important added benefit: preventing the spread of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases such as preventing a measles outbreak. The current concern over outbreaks of measles in the United States provides valuable lessons about how vaccinations are effective Gary W. Procop, MD, FCAP, chairs the CAP Microbiology Resource Committee and specializes...

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