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MN measles outbreak traced to single child in Somali community fearful of vaccine myth

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics identified Patient Zero in the new measles epidemic as a 30-month-old child from Minnesota who had recently traveled to Kenya. The unvaccinated child of Somali descent lived within an immigrant community in Minneapolis that had a low rate for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination,…

More news in the vaccination wars

This is part one of Frontline’s coverage of the vaccine wars. Great news: Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s tattered reputation takes another blow in light of his increasingly-sleazy-seeming research that linked MMR vaccines with autism (and was subsequently disproved in every way). A doctor who touched off a worldwide panic over an…