Most of the 34 patients are under 10 years old, and almost all have been confirmed as unvaccinated against the virus

The number of confirmed measles cases in southwest Washington state has grown to 34, with at least 30 of the patients not having been vaccinated against the virus, the Associated Press reports today (January 28). The outbreak, which started at the end of December and prompted Washington’s governor to declare a public health emergency earlier this month, has drawn further attention

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to the dangerous consequences of vaccination exemptions.

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