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What Can Stop the Measles Outbreak? Officials Lean on an Unlikely Band of Locals

To fight the biggest measles outbreak in the U.S. in more than a quarter-century, public-health officials have tried robocalls, vaccination audits, vaccination orders and $1,000 fines. This is the standard playbook and it hasn’t worked to stop the disease’s spread. Now, officials are increasingly counting on an informal network of community groups, religious leaders and…

 

To fight the biggest measles outbreak in the U.S. in more than a quarter-century, public-health officials have tried robocalls, vaccination audits, vaccination orders and $1,000 fines. This is the standard playbook and it hasn’t worked to stop the disease’s spread.

Now, officials are increasingly counting on an informal network of community groups, religious leaders and local medical practitioners.

 

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