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. 2016 Oct 25;13(10):e1002153.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002153. eCollection 2016 Oct.

Texas and Its Measles Epidemics

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Texas and Its Measles Epidemics

Peter J Hotez. PLoS Med. .
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Peter Hotez reflects on declining vaccination rates in Texas and the potential for future measles epidemics.

Conflict of interest statement

In his role as President, PJH heads the Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership, which receives no industry funding.


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Fig 1
Decline in US measles cases (Panel A) and deaths (Panel B) since 1950. Original graph, data from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:, accessed September 6 2016.
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Fig 2. Personal belief exemptions in Texas: K–12th grade students with nonmedical exemptions, Texas, 2003–2016.
Original figure courtesy of The Immunization Partnership, 2016. Data from Texas Department of State Health Services, Annual Report of Immunization Status.

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