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Measles

The February 19 1959 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained a sad story about a young girl who died of measles:

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Such stories were sadly common before the MMR vaccine (measles/mumps/rubella) was in common use: there were normally about 300 deaths a year in Canada. The measles vaccine was licensed for use in Canada in 1963, and immunization at one year of age became standard by the early 1970s.

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