How Public Health Outreach Ended A 1990s Measles Outbreak And What’s Different Now

Sign advertising free measles vaccines and information about measles are displayed at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. The county in New York City

This year’s measles outbreak is the largest in recent memory. But from 1989 to 1991, more than 55,000 people people got measles. Federal funding, and parents embracing vaccines, halted the outbreak.

(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

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