Measles Epidemic in Britain Follows Years of Vaccine Refusals

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Lisa Davies is given an MMR injection by Sister Sian Owen at a clinic in Swansea, south Wales. The measles epidemic has led to long lines outside vaccination sites. (Photo: REUTERS/Rebecca Naden)

A few years ago, parents in the UK were alarmed by stories of possible adverse side-effects from the MMR vaccination. Vaccination rates plummeted. Now a measles epidemic has sickened hundreds.

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