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The Measles Outbreak and How Parents Can Protect Their Children

January 28, 20159 min
A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California – and has grown to more than 50 confirmed cases in multiple states.  Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads easily through the air or on infected surfaces. It causes rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red watery eyes; people who are infected with measles can spread the virus up to four days before they develop symptoms.Vaccines are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children from very real diseases that exist in our world.Kathryn M. Edwards, MD is here to discuss this latest measles outbreak and just how important it is for you to get your child vaccinated.

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