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Measles Outbreak Traced To Fully Vaccinated Patient For First Time

04/11/2014 03:28pm ET | Updated April 11, 2014

Get the measles vaccine, and you won’t get the measles—or give it to anyone else. Right? Well, not always. A person fully vaccinated against measles has contracted the disease and passed it on to others. The startling case study contradicts received wisdom about the vaccine and suggests that a recent swell of measles outbreaks in developed nations could mean more illnesses even among the vaccinated.

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