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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...
  • Apodaca: Big school news: vaccination law and debate over caps on reserves

    As the grills cool and fireworks detritus is swept away from our holiday celebrations, the fifth of July is as good a time as any to take stock of some important developments involving our schools. Warranting particularly close attention is the under-...
  • Oped: Government must step in for vaccinations

    When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations." Childhood vaccines wiped out so many...
  • Opponents vow to overturn vaccination law at Santa Monica rally

    Opponents vow to overturn vaccination law at Santa Monica rally
    Three days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed one of the nation's strictest mandatory vaccination bills, several hundred opponents rallied in Santa Monica on Friday and vowed to repeal it. "I am not going to stop until the truth comes out — this is...
  • Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003

    A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station. The woman's death was the first from measles in the U....
  • First U.S. measles death reported since 2003 in Washington state

    Measles killed a Washington woman in the spring — the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25, health officials said Thursday. The case wasn't related to a recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and...
  • Measles death in Washington state is first in U.S. in 12 years

    Measles death in Washington state is first in U.S. in 12 years
    Measles led to the death of a Washington state woman this spring, marking the first time in 12 years someone in the United States has been killed as a result of the disease, public health officials said. The Clallam County woman died in April of...
  • Woman in Washington state is first in US to die of measles since 2003

    A Washington state woman in her 20s died earlier this year from an undetected measles infection discovered only after autopsy, state health officials said Thursday. The woman was likely exposed to the highly contagious infection at a local medical center...
  • What's next for California's contentious vaccine law

    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. The following is a look at what the new law signed...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new vaccination law, one of nation's toughest

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new vaccination law, one of nation's toughest
    Adopting one of the most far-reaching vaccination laws in the nation, California on Tuesday barred religious and other personal-belief exemptions for schoolchildren, a move that could affect tens of thousands of students and sets up a potential court...