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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...
  • 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...
  • Lake County offering free measles vaccinations

    The Lake County Health Department is offering free measles vaccinations to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus at a local home-improvement store. The vaccinations are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the North Shore Health Center in...
  • Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

    Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak. This trend — combined with a generation...
  • Measles outbreak: 156 cases, possible exposure in Berkeley restaurant

    Measles outbreak: 156 cases, possible exposure in Berkeley restaurant
    Health officials are on alert after an adult with measles went to a Berkeley restaurant last Friday, as the number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak climbed to at least 156 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico. Those who...
  • Lake County health officials issue measles alert

    Health officials in Lake County say people who visited a particular home-improvement store on Feb. 15 may have been exposed to the measles virus. The Lake County Health Department said Thursday that people who visited or worked at the Menards store on...
  • 2nd commuter with measles prompts California transit warning

    Officials in Northern California are warning Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters for a second time this month that they may have been exposed to measles on trains. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1Evn7HD ) that an infected person commuted...
  • Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up
    Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Feb. 25 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on gun owners' rights: There is no controversy on the need to train inexperienced drivers, usually young people, on how to drive a car before granting them a...
  • State officials say 15th case of measles reported in Cook County

    State officials say 15th case of measles reported in Cook County
    The 15th case of measles has been confirmed in Illinois, public health officials said. The most recent case was confirmed Wednesday, according to Melanie Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health. The latest case involves an...
  • Illinois measles cases climb to 15 with 1 new adult sick

    Health officials in suburban Chicago say customers of a Laundromat and patients at clinic may have been exposed to the measles virus. They also say the number of Illinois measles cases has reached 15. Possibly exposed are people who were at LaRosita...