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- Measles, one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases, can lead to serious health complications, including pneumonia, brain swelling, and even death.
- The safe and effective MMR vaccine is the best protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.
- Public health professionals and healthcare providers can help prevent measles by checking all patients’ vaccine records to ensure they’re up to date on MMR vaccine pdf icon[PDF-494KB] and encouraging parents to vaccinate their children on schedule.
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