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Childhood diseases return as parents refuse vaccines
USA Today

Landon Lewis, 4, was living in a Minneapolis homeless shelter when he fell ill, first with a fever of 104 degrees, then with a red rash on his forehead. It took two visits to a doctor to diagnose a disease clinic staff hadn’t seen in years: measles. The rash spread into his mouth and throat, so swallowing was torture. He began vomiting and developed a cough that nearly choked him. He was rushed to the emergency room and hospitalized for five days.