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  • National Guard wants border 'predictability'; bill aims to bolster disease outbreak response

    Facing a longer mission on the Texas-Mexico border than planned since being deployed last summer, the Texas National Guard on Wednesday sought "predictability" for the troops who are sleeping in motels and watching for a dwindling number of people...
  • Health officials issue measles advisory for Vegas Strip restaurant diners, pet expo attendees

    Health officials in Nevada issued a call Wednesday for an unknown number of people who ate last week at a top-name Las Vegas Strip restaurant and those who attended a weekend pet expo at a downtown convention center to check whether they're fully...
  • The measles outbreaks that matter the most aren't happening here

    The measles outbreaks that matter the most aren't happening here
    The measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has heightened public debate about the effect of anti-vaccination sentiment, and what can be characterized as a luxury of choice in the United States. Understandably, much of the dialogue is focused on whether...
  • Microsoft billionaire responds nimbly as Ebola epidemic shifts

    When Paul Allen picks a cause, he usually takes his time. The Microsoft co-founder likes to convene brainstorming sessions, consult experts and recruit advisers before making major philanthropic gifts. But when Ebola flared in West Africa last summer,...
  • Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County

    Three additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Cook County, bringing the total to nine since late January, according to health officials. Eight of the nine cases are linked to the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Those...
  • 'Measles parties' a bad idea, public health officials warn

    'Measles parties' a bad idea, public health officials warn
    California public health officials are warning parents against "measles parties," saying that intentionally exposing unvaccinated children to a person with measles could put them at grave risk. "Measles is a serious illness that can have significant...
  • Anti-vaccine book draws ire from pro-vaccine readers

    As the California measles outbreak spreads to other states, with at least 123 reported cases, many vaccine supporters are expressing their frustration on the Amazon page of an anti-vaccination children's book called "Melanie's Marvelous Measles." The...
  • In Theory: Are religious beliefs enough to exempt parents from vaccinating their children?

    The ongoing measles outbreak tied to visitors at Disneyland in December has put increased scrutiny on the antivaccination population. Until recently, state laws have tended to expand their exemptions from mandatory childhood immunizations, according...
  • New drugs, price war provide hope for hepatitis C patients

    Sallie Wickens' life followed a death-defying narrative that traced the medical arc of hepatitis C: A blood-transfusion infection after a car accident in 1959, when she was 5; a positive test for the virus when she was 30; 10 years of deteriorating...
  • Superbug: What it is, how it spreads, what you can do

    Superbug: What it is, how it spreads, what you can do
    CRE superbugs are becoming more widespread in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. They can cause infections that are difficult -- or sometimes impossible -- to treat. At least seven patients at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center have been sickened...
  • Patient's family cites earlier case of superbug at UCLA

    Patient's family cites earlier case of superbug at UCLA
    UCLA hospital officials said they began investigating the possibility of a deadly bacterial outbreak in mid-December, but one patient's account suggests they missed a chance to discover the problem much earlier. That patient, an 18-year-old man still...