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Children Needn’t Die of Measles in Thailand

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Expand A health worker prepares a syringe with a vaccine against measles. Health authorities in Thailand are trying to contain a measles outbreak in the country's southern provinces, where at least 13 deaths and more than 1,500 cases have been reported since September. © Creative Commons Sometimes it’s incredibly easy to save a child’s life. Two doses of the measles vaccine into a child’s arm or thigh is almost 100 percent effective at preventing a disease that starts with a simple fever, but can rapidly progress and have deadly complications. Since 2000, the safe, inexpensive, and effective…

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