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Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and state legislative proposals

JAMA Pediatrics

What The Study Did: This study explored how health is associated with legislative activity by examining whether outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox, were associated with the introduction of legislation in states to change vaccine exemption laws.

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Author: Neal D. Goldstein, Ph.D., M.B.I., of the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.


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