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After widespread pressure to repudiate anti-vaccine misinformation on the social media platform, Facebook announced on Thursday that it's taking several steps to tackle the issue. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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How One Woman Is Working To Educate Parents On Vaccinations

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Hesitancy about vaccination in a community has a lot to do with acculturation to its norms. Karl Tapales/Getty Images hide caption

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Medical Anthropologist Explores 'Vaccine Hesitancy'

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Amber Gorrow and her daughter, Eleanor, 3, pick out a show to watch after Eleanor's nap at their home in Vancouver, Wash., on Wednesday. Eleanor has gotten her first measles vaccine, but Gorrow's son, Leon, 8 weeks, is still too young to be immunized. Alisha Jucevic/Getty Images hide caption

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Measles Cases Mount In Pacific Northwest Outbreak

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A measles outbreak in Washington state has triggered a state of emergency. In Clark County, where 35 cases have been reported, 31 were not immunized. Courtney Perry for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Liliana Czegledi holds a photo of her daughter, Ioana, at her home in the village of Sînandrei in western Romania. Ioana was just shy of her 10th birthday when she died of complications from measles. She could not be vaccinated because she had a compromised immune system. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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The Story Behind The Worst Measles Outbreak In The European Union

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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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Abraham Vidaurre, 12, checks his arm after receiving an HPV shot in Corpus Christi, Texas. The vaccine is recommended for 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls. Matthew Busch/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott looks during a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, last month. Abbott announced Sunday that his government would close a loophole to discourage families from refusing childhood vaccinations. Lukas Coch/EPA/Landov hide caption

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