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On-the-spot France

France hit with measles epidemic

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Alix Guigon/AFP

France has been dealing with a measles epidemic, with thousands of cases appearing over the last three years. One of the main causes is the drop in vaccination rates. This week is International Vaccination Week, and France is encouraging everyone to get their measles shot. Doctors say parents do not believe the disease is that serious, but it is.

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