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  • Measles Outbreak: Should You Be Worried?

    Measles Outbreak: Should You Be Worried?
    You've no doubt seen the headlines: Measles Outbreak at Disneyland.  According to the CDC, the first case was reported in December and originated at Disneyland in California.  While California has the majority of cases, the highly contagious virus has spread to people in 7 other states and even Mexico.  Although Bill Gerrish, the Director of Communications at the Connecticut Department of Public Health, tells me there haven't been any cases so far in 2015, provisional numbers show there were five measles cases in Connecticut in 2014.  Symptoms of the virus begin with a fever and then move on to a cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash according to the CDC.  As of today, the CDC doesn't know who the source of the Disneyland outbreak was. Measles was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000 because a high population of immunity. The virus, however, is still a problem in other parts of the world and outbreaks can occur when unvaccinated groups are exposed. In California, FOX News is reporting 30 babies are being quarantined while their families wait to see if their child gets sick, even though they were vaccinated.  And check out this story, where a California father is lobbying for his son's school to require immunization as a condition of attendance.  His 6 year old son is in remission from leukemia after 4 years of chemotherapy and his immune system isn't strong enough to get the measles vaccine yet.
  • Childhood Vaccinations

    Childhood Vaccinations
    The decision to vaccinate your children: a parents choice or public health risk? Last week, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari talked about about how she and her husband weren't vaccinating their children because she said, "I've read too many books about...

    Bill Sets New Hurdle For Parents Refusing To Vaccinate Their Children

    Bill Sets New Hurdle For Parents Refusing To Vaccinate Their Children
    State legislators are poised to place an additional hurdle in front of parents who seek to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons. The Public Health Committee on Friday voted 23-4 to approve House Bill 6949, which would...

    International attendee at area conference had measles

    State health officials say an international attendee at a conference in central Florida last week was infected with measles. The Florida Department of Heath said Thursday that the person stayed at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center on March...

    Recent Kissimmee visitor had measles

    Recent Kissimmee visitor had measles
    An adult international traveler who attended a conference in Kissimmee had measles, the Florida Department of Health confirmed Thursday. The person stayed at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center March 16-17. The traveler spent most of the time...