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Demonstrators in Rome protest June 11 against imposition of vaccine requirements. A new law requires childhood vaccination against 12 diseases. Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

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Khadra Abdulle, a resident of St. Paul, stops to shop at the Riverside Market in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. It's the inaccurate information about a link between vaccines and autism, she says, that's keeping some well-meaning parents from getting their kids vaccinated against measles. Mark Zdechlik/MPR hide caption

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Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota's Measles Outbreak

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Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy in 2015 in Mill Valley, California. Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A nurse in Hyderabad, India, gives a vaccine to a child. The immunization will protect against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and other diseases. Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parents In Poor Countries Worry About Vaccines, Too

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A nurse holds a young girl who was vaccinated at the kickoff of a national measles prevention campaign in Liberia. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback

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Worth a little pain? Back in 1990, a school boy got a measles shot in the U.K., and it turns out, he got more than protection against the measles. Photofusion/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

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Health worker Jackie Carnegie delivers a rubella vaccine in Colorado in 1972. Ira Gay Sealy/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Western Hemisphere Wipes Out Its Third Virus

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