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US sees first measles death in 12 years

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 03 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3653
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Washington state health officials reported on 2 July that an autopsy showed that a woman who died earlier this spring had died from measles. It is the first death from measles to be reported in the United States in 12 years.

The woman, whose …

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