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  • Quick public health response helping to limit measles cases

    Quick public health response helping to limit measles cases
    The battle to halt the spread of the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland has required both infectious disease expertise and a good amount of old-fashioned detective work.
  • Pa. Health Department warns of measles case

    Pa. Health Department warns of measles case
    HARRISBURG —A person who has measles may have exposed other people to the illness in the Shippensburg and Chambersburg area. "Measles is a potentially very serious and highly contagious virus," said acting Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine....

    Measles outbreak stirs concern among US health officials

    WASHINGTON The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans young and old to get vaccinated against measles because of a sharp uptick in cases in the new year. Eighty-four people in 14 states have contracted the contagious respiratory...

    Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative

    Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative
    A Baltimore 12-month-old with a suspected case of measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, does not have the virus, city health officials said Thursday. The child was taken to two area hospital emergency departments on Jan. 21 with symptoms...

    Los Angeles Times Michael Hiltzik column

    The continuing and spreading outbreak of measles traced originally to visitors to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure park revives the questions of who should be held responsible, and how they should be made to pay for the injury and illness...