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Fighting Measles - 05 Feb 2015 
Illustrations of measles.Responding to an outbreak of measles that has infected more than 100 people, two California lawmakers said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to end the right of parents in the state to exempt their children from school vaccinations based on personal beliefs.

California public health officials say 92 people have been diagnosed with measles in the state, many of them linked to an outbreak that they believe began when an infected person from outside the country visited Disneyland in late December.

More than a dozen other cases have been confirmed in 19 other U.S. states and Mexico, renewing a debate over the so-called anti-vaccination movement in which fears about potential side effects of vaccines, fueled by now-debunked science, have led a small minority of parents to refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated.

"The high number of unvaccinated students is jeopardizing public health not only in schools but in the broader community. We need to take steps to keep our schools safe and our students healthy,” state Senator Ben Allen said in a written statement announcing the legislation he is co-sponsoring with fellow Democrat Richard Pan.

The measure would make California the 33rd state to bar parents from opting out of vaccinations based on personal beliefs. 
PAKISTAN/
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May 27, 2013 
A girl suffering from measles lies on a bed after being brought to the Mayo Hospital for treatment in... 
Lahore, Pakistan 
Aysha, suffering from measles, lies on a bed after being brought to the Mayo Hospital for treatment in... 
A girl suffering from measles lies on a bed after being brought to the Mayo Hospital for treatment in Lahore, Pakistan, May 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza 
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November 11, 2014 
A child cries while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella at a health center in Sanaa,... 
Sanaa, Yemen 
Child cries while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella at a health center in Sanaa 
A child cries while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella at a health center in Sanaa, Yemen, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah 
CENTRALAFRICAN-AID/
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January 08, 2014 
A woman and children wait to receive measles vaccinations operated by Médecins Sans Frontieres at Bangui... 
Bangui, Central African Republic 
A woman and children wait to receive measles vaccinations operated by Médecins Sans Frontières at Bangui... 
A woman and children wait to receive measles vaccinations operated by Médecins Sans Frontieres at Bangui airport camp, Central African Republic, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun 
CHINA/
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September 11, 2010 
A student receives a measles vaccination at a primary school in Luoyang, Henan province, China, September... 
Luoyang, China 
A student receives a measles vaccination at a primary school in Luoyang 
A student receives a measles vaccination at a primary school in Luoyang, Henan province, China, September 11, 2010. CREUTERS/Carlf Zhang 
PAKISTAN/
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May 27, 2013 
A girl suffering from measles lies in her mother's lap after being brought to the Mayo Hospital for treatment... 
Lahore, Pakistan 
Mariam, suffering from measles, lies in her mother's lap after being brought to the Mayo Hospital for... 
A girl suffering from measles lies in her mother's lap after being brought to the Mayo Hospital for treatment in Lahore, Pakistan, May 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza 
MEXICO/
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July 22, 2011 
Health workers monitor a neighborhood to apply vaccines against measles in Mexico City, July 22, 2011.... 
Mexico City, Mexico 
Health workers monitor a neighbourhood to apply vaccines against measles in Mexico City 
Health workers monitor a neighborhood to apply vaccines against measles in Mexico City, July 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo 
YEMEN-HEALTH/
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November 11, 2014 
A boy reacts while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella in a school in Sanaa, Yemen, November... 
Sanaa, Yemen 
Boy reacts while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella in a school in Sanaa 
A boy reacts while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella in a school in Sanaa, Yemen, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah 
BRITAIN/
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April 06, 2013 
Parents and children line up outside the Paediatric Outpatient department at Morriston Hospital in Swansea,... 
Swansea, United Kingdom 
Parents and children queue outside the Paediatric Outpatient department at Morriston Hospital in Swansea... 
Parents and children line up outside the Paediatric Outpatient department at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, south Wales, following an increase in the number of confirmed measles cases in the region, April 6, 2013.

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SOUTHSUDAN/
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August 01, 2012 
A nurse immunizes a young girl for measles at an International Medical Corps clinic in Gendrassa camp... 
MABAN, South Sudan 
Nurse immunizes young girl for measles at International Medical Corps' clinic in Gendrassa camp in Maban... 
A nurse immunizes a young girl for measles at an International Medical Corps clinic in Gendrassa camp in Maban, Upper Nile State, South Sudan, on the border with Sudan, August 1, 2012.


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BOLIVIA/
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April 15, 2012 
A vaccination point against measles and rubella in a health point in El Alto, in the outskirts of La... 
El Alto, Bolivia 
A vaccination point against measles and rubella is seen in a health point in El Alto in the outskirts... 
A vaccination point against measles and rubella in a health point in El Alto, in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, April 15, 2012. REUTERS/David Mercado 
INDONESIA
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June 07, 2006 
A child cries when given measles vaccination at Playen district in Gunung Kidul, near the earthquake-hit... 
Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
Child cries when given measles vaccination at Playen district in Gunung Kidul, near Yogyakarta 
A child cries when given measles vaccination at Playen district in Gunung Kidul, near the earthquake-hit Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, June 7, 2006. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
SOUTH-SUDAN/UNREST
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January 10, 2014 
A girl with measles sits under a tent at Tomping camp in Juba, South Sudan, January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Andreea... 
Juba, South Sudan 
A girl with measles sits under a tent at Tomping camp in Juba 
A girl with measles sits under a tent at Tomping camp in Juba, South Sudan, January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu 
YEMEN-HEALTH/
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November 11, 2014 
A girl cries while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella at a health center in Sanaa, Yemen,... 
Sanaa, Yemen 
Girl cries while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella at a health center in Sanaa 
A girl cries while receiving a vaccination against measles and rubella at a health center in Sanaa, Yemen, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah 
PAKISTAN/
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May 27, 2013 
A medic attends to a boy suffering from measles, at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, May 27, 2013.... 
Lahore, Pakistan 
A medic attends to Shakeel Ahme, 2, suffering from measles, at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore 
A medic attends to a boy suffering from measles, at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, May 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza 
MEASLES
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March 27, 2006 
A child cries as he is vaccinated during a mass anti-measles campaign at a health post an hour's drive... 
MOYALE, Ethiopia 
-PHOTO TAKEN 24MAR06- A child cries as he is vaccinated during a mass anti-measles campaign at a hea..... 
A child cries as he is vaccinated during a mass anti-measles campaign at a health post an hour's drive outside the border town of Moyale in Borena zone, Ethiopia, March 24, 2006. REUTERS/File 
MEXICO/
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July 22, 2011 
Health workers monitor a neighborhood to apply vaccines against measles in Mexico City, July 22, 2011.... 
Mexico City, Mexico 
Health workers monitor a neighbourhood to apply vaccines against measles in Mexico City 
Health workers monitor a neighborhood to apply vaccines against measles in Mexico City, July 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo 
BRITAIN/
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April 06, 2013 
A boy is given an MMR injection by a qualified school nurse at the Paediatric Outpatients department... 
Swansea, United Kingdom 
Kieran Elford is given an MMR injection by a qualified school nurse at the Paediatric Outpatient department... 
A boy is given an MMR injection by a qualified school nurse at the Paediatric Outpatients department at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, south Wales, April 6, 2013.
REUTERS/Rebecca Naden 
SOMALIA-FAMINE/
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August 01, 2011 
A newly-arrived Somali refugee child is held by her mother as she receives a measles vaccine at a refugee... 
Dadaab, Kenya 
A newly arrived Somali refugee child is held by her mother as she reacts after receiving a measles vaccine... 
A newly-arrived Somali refugee child is held by her mother as she receives a measles vaccine at a refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, August 1, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya 
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