Medicine: Return of Measles

Regular measles is back . . . This could happen to your child: death . . . brain

damage . . . blindness . . . deafness . . .

That ominous, red-lettered legend is emblazoned on flyers circulated in Washington, D.C., where public health officials mounted a massive emergency vaccination campaign to curb an outbreak of common measles. Nor is Washington the only city in the U.S. fighting a childhood disease that was generally believed to have been almost stamped out by the effective vaccines available since 1963. Cleveland, Chicago, Corpus Christi and Los Angeles, among others, have reported sharp increases...

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