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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • 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...
  • With Ebola on the ropes, health officials hoping to knock out disease

    Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries — Guinea,...
  • Amid measles scare, some parents rethinking shunning vaccines

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. Dr. Bob Sears' office in Capistrano Beach is known as a judgment-free zone for parents who are considering not vaccinating their children. But after the measles outbreak that started at Disney Resort, infecting 12 Orange County...
  • Special Education PTO meeting hosts expert on mental illness

    If any good can be taken from the December 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it did raise awareness about the apparent holes in mental health services in the state. It also led to a number of hearings on the subject, with money allocated in...
  • How to immunize more kids: California needs to ban personal-belief exemption for vaccinations

    How to immunize more kids: California needs to ban personal-belief exemption for vaccinations
    Unvaccinated teenagers have been sent home from school for as long as three weeks. Dozens of babies who may have been exposed to measles have been placed in quarantine. One in four of the more than 73 Californians infected has required hospitalization....
  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....
  • Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?

    Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?
    To the editor: Any parents not vaccinating their children should be forced to watch a video of an infant with pertussis struggling to breathe and cough. There are several on the Internet, and they are heartbreaking. ("Parents who oppose measles vaccine...
  • Illinois reports year's first measles case

    A suburban Cook County resident has a confirmed case of measles, but it is not likely linked to the multistate outbreak associated with Disneyland, county and state health officials said Tuesday. The person diagnosed, who officials would identify only...