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Imported Measles Put US Kids @ Risk

Talk about measly souvenirs. Some  American children are returning home from trips abroad not with a snow globe or silly t-shirt but with a nasty case of measles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating seven recent cases of "imported" measles among kids under two years of age - and reminding families who travel or live abroad that children should get the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. None of the children who came home with measles recently had gotten the vaccine/CBS News. More here.

Question: Do you remember having measles as a kid? Care to tell us about it?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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