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Measles outbreak raises fury over California’s vaccine exemptions
Contra Costa Times

California’s permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain an expanding outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more.

While state law requires parents to immunize their children, easy-to-obtain exemptions are leaving tens of thousands of schoolchildren unvaccinated — and that puts others at risk, experts say.