Endless Thread's 'Infectious,' Part 4

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This year is only half over, but cases of the measles have already broken records in the U.S.

The disease has been reported in 28 states, including Massachusetts. It’s the worst year since the disease was declared eradicated nearly three decades ago

When a disease outbreak occurs in the U.S., medical experts and policy experts are activated to try to stop the spread.

In today’s installment of our series “Infectious,” Endless Thread podcast hosts Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson take us to Clark County, Washington, to look at how policy makers and public health experts responded to the first major outbreak of the year.

Listen to the full podcast here

This segment aired on July 18, 2019.


Amory Sivertson Senior Producer, Podcasts
Amory Sivertson is a senior producer for podcasts and the co-host of Endless Thread.


Ben Brock Johnson Executive Producer, Podcasts
Ben Brock Johnson is the executive producer of podcasts at WBUR and co-host of the podcast Endless Thread.



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