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Minnesota Measles Outbreak Blamed on Anti-Vaccine Propaganda

According to state health officials, 'anti-vaccine propaganda' has helped fuel the biggest outbreak of measles in the state of Minnesota in decades. According to the Minnesota department of health this week, at least 44 people have been infected, nearly all of them children, with 11 currently hospitalized. Officials add that they are expecting that number to rise. David Johnson, program manager with the Hennepin County Health Department, tells NBC News, "What we have now is a community that was really influenced by these anti-vaccine groups. And they've performed a natural experiment: to forgo the measles vaccine based on this propaganda."

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