Washington hopes locking unvaccinated kids out of school will prevent its next measles outbreak

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Popular Science January 29, 2019 at 06:09PM.)

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In Washington, the law lets parents refuse to vaccinate their children against the measles for non-medical reasons. Unsurprisingly, a recent outbreak in Washington occurred in a county where only 76.5 percent of kindergartners were vaccinated.

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Thirty-six people in Washington have confirmed cases of measles, a highly contagious, sometimes fatal—and with vaccines, preventable—disease. In Washington, the law lets parents refuse to vaccinate their children against the measles for non-medical reasons. Unsurprisingly, all but one of the cases occurred in Clark County, where only 76.5 percent of kindergarteners starting school during 2017 were vaccinated.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Popular Science] January 29, 2019 at 06:09PM. Credit to the original author and Popular Science | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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