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Endless Thread's 'Infectious,' Part 108:12

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It is only July, and already 2019 is the worst year for the measles in almost two decades.

The disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. back in 2000, but new outbreaks in Washington and New York have had health officials scrambling. Massachusetts has now had at least two confirmed cases.

WBUR's Morning Edition is bringing listeners a special series on the history of vaccinations called "Infectious," from our podcast Endless Thread. 

In part one, we travel back to colonial Massachusettts, and an early example of vaccine innovation that was followed by backlash.

Listen to the full podcast here

This segment aired on July 15, 2019.


Amory Sivertson Twitter Co-Host and Producer for New Programming
Amory Sivertson is the co-host and producer of Endless Thread.


Ben Brock Johnson Twitter Senior Producer
Ben Brock Johnson is a Senior Producer of Endless Thread and a tech correspondent on Here & Now.


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