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    Source: http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/201...ption-concerns

    Outbreak raises vaccine exemption concerns
    Posted: March 27, 2012 - 8:44am
    By Jerzy Shedlock peninsulaclarion.com
    Peninsula Clarion

    State health officials are concerned about the rising number of people seeking vaccination requirement exemptions.

    An investigation has revealed a 7-month-old child recently was exposed to chickenpox at home by an older sibling who had a religious exemption from vaccination. That exposure led to an outbreak at a child care facility on the Kenai Peninsula.

    The Alaska Section of Epidemiology (SOE) on Nov. 3, 2011 was notified of the outbreak, according to a March SOE bulletin...
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