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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

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The Amish countryside in central Ohio looks as it has for a hundred years. There are picturesque pastures with cows and sheep, and big red barns dot the landscape.

But something changed here, when, on an April afternoon, an Amish woman walked to a communal call box. She picked up the phone to call the Knox County Health Department. She told a county worker she and a family next door had the measles.

Listen to the full story on NPR Shots.

This story was part of a reporting partnership between NPR, WCPN and Kaiser Health News.

 

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