The Cost Of Measles The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.
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The Cost Of Measles

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The Cost Of Measles

The Cost Of Measles

The Cost Of Measles

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The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.

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As a measles epidemic continues to spread, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a state of emergency and mandated residents of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg at the center of the outbreak to get vaccinated for the viral disease. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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