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    CDC Chief: Ignore Vaccine Myths on the Internet
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against believing myths about vaccines on Wednesday, marking the agency's latest public effort to encourage vaccinations against an outbreak of the measles virus that was once eradicated in the United States. "I've talked to many people who are reluctant about vaccines and one thing that I find repeatedly is that people may not realize that these diseases are still around and that keeping them at bay requires us to continue to get vaccinated," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden told NBC News. More than 100 people have been infected with measles in the U.S. this year, even though the virus is easily prevented by a safe vaccine, NBC News reported.

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