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  • Florida confirms measles in 2 unvaccinated adults

    Florida confirms measles in 2 unvaccinated adults
    Florida's Department of Health has confirmed two cases of measles in two unvaccinated adults in Indian River County. Officials said Sunday that both patients live in the same household. One acquired measles internationally, and the second acquired the...
  • Florida confirms measles in 2 unvaccinated adults

    Florida's Department of Health has confirmed two cases of measles in two unvaccinated adults in Indian River County. Officials said Sunday that both patients live in the same household. One acquired measles internationally, and the second acquired the...
  • California lawmakers should pass the vaccination bill

    California lawmakers should pass the vaccination bill
    Anti-vaccination parents showed up last week in Sacramento threatening to leave the public schools en masse, and the Senate Education Committee crumbled like a batch of overbaked cookies. Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), who has written legislation that...
  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

     A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in...
  • Golf students learn medical skills in mock ER

    For Golf Middle School eighth grader Nicole Aleman, her dreams of healing ailing patients as a physician one day came early this week—if not just for a day. Aleman was one of about 60 eighth graders decked out in lab coats and stethoscopes who...
  • Health officials: Measles case confirmed in St. Lucie County

    Health officials have confirmed that an unvaccinated 6-year-old in St. Lucie County has measles. The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1HwJmhV ) reports the Florida Department of Health is working with the St. Lucie County School District to inform parents...
  • Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

    California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations. Disease detectives for months raced to contain the highly contagious disease, which...
  • Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends

    An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus overseas, visited the theme park and exposed others. The...
  • Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

    GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems. The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency over time and fail to adequately protect against some...
  • Hansen: Laguna Beach still missing its star attraction

     Hansen: Laguna Beach still missing its star attraction
    The most iconic star in Laguna Beach is not a reality show celebrity. It's Pisaster ochraceus, the purple sea star. Unfortunately, the species is still largely wiped out along the West Coast because of a mysterious virus. In Southern California waters...
  • Dog flu outbreak gained foothold at urban doggie day cares

    Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the day care...