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Ohio Teen Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee On Preventable Disease Outbreaks

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A Norwalk teen who got vaccinated against his mother's wishes testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate committee examining preventable disease outbreaks.  

Ethan Lindenberger was raised in an "anti-vaxx" household. 

Lindenberger and health experts discussed ways to address misinformation about vaccines, specifically their bogus links to autism.  Opening the hearing yesterday, Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander and Washington State Democrat Patty Murray said vaccines have eradicated numerous diseases, including polio and measles. 

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Several states are considering legislation blocking parents from denying vaccines to kids based on religious or philosophical grounds. A group of Ohio physicians wants state lawmakers to follow suit. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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