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Measles in Children

In 2017, I had the unfortunate opportunity to experience my first outbreak of measles as an attending physician. I see the yearly influenza epidemic and the typical viral “bugs” that circulate throughout the year, but this was different. I live and practice in Minnesota at the epicenter of where a measles epidemic occurred. My clinic provides care for two populations that were at high risk during this outbreak: a large Somali-American population (which was the primary population affected) and children who were under-vaccinated due to parent refusal.
The impact of the outbreak was

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