Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:55 AM ET

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NAT009 - (US-Measles-Outbreak) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-09s. Washington State is experiencing an outbreak of measles -- so much so that the governor has declared a public health emergency. There are 31 confirmed cases, almost all involving unvaccinated children between one- and 10 years old. Dr. Peter Hotez at Baylor College in Texas says anti-vaxxer parents in Washington and neighbouring Oregon have lobbied their state governments to not require measles vaccines, which creates the perfect storm because measles is so contagious. ("..on the upswing.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Public health officials say people may have been exposed to the disease at dozen locations, including a Portland Trail Blazers basketball game and stores such as Costco and Ikea. …

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