‘It Will Take Off Like a Wildfire’: The Unique Dangers of the Washington State Measles Outbreak

Lax state laws have helped drive down vaccination rates across the Pacific Northwest, leaving the region vulnerable to catastrophe, public health officials say

Amber Gorrow holds her 8-week-old son Leon at their home in Vancouver, Wash. He is too young for a measles vaccination right now, so his mother keeps him at home as much as possible to limit his exposure to the disease. Photos: Alisha Jucevic for the Washington Post

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