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National Immunization Month

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 By Alicia Ewen

Recently there has been an outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases all over the country.
Over 500 cases of the measles have been reported just this year.
Pertussis, also known as "whooping cough" has been on the rise as well.
These outbreaks have been caused by parents choosing to not get their children vaccinated.
Department of Health stresses the importance for everyone in the family to get their shots.
It is possible for adults to pass these diseases to younger children as well. It may not be as severe in adults as it could be in children and most of these diseases are more severe in people who have been unvaccinated. -Amy Schwartz, North Dakota Department of Health
According to the Department of Health, the last reported case of the measles in North Dakota was back in 2011.
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