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TN immunization laws could prevent measles outbreak

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WBIR - From Jan. 1 to Jan. 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 100 people from 14 states have been diagnosed with the measles.

According to the CDC, a majority of the cases stem from an outbreak at Disneyland in California, and most of the people infected did not have the measles vaccine or know if they had been vaccinated.

So far, the CDC has not reported any cases in Tennessee or bordering states.

Mary Ann Harrison, registered nurse manager of the immunization program with the Knox County Health Department, said the measles could still come to Tennessee, but state immunization exemptions make it tougher to avoid getting the measles vaccine.

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