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  • Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold

    Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold
    Schools across Illinois appear to be improving their measles vaccine rates, according to a Tribune analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data. Measles cases in Illinois are rising, now nine according to the Illinois Department of Public Health....
  • Amid measles outbreak, public health officials take on obstacles to vaccination

    Amid measles outbreak, public health officials take on obstacles to vaccination
    After the worst month for measles in more than two decades, public health officials gathered at the Johns Hopkins University on Monday to talk about ways to prevent 2015 from becoming the worst year for the disease. Local, state and federal officials...
  • 5 facts about the measles from Lehigh Valley Health Network pediatrician

    5 facts about the measles from Lehigh Valley Health Network pediatrician
    More than 140 people in 14 states, including Pennsylvania, have contracted measles so far this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, 644 people in the United States were reported as having measles, the greatest...
  • Germany battling a measles outbreak that is 10 times worse than the one in US

    Germany battling a measles outbreak that is 10 times worse than the one in US
    The United States has been shocked by a surge in measles cases with more than 100 incidents in January alone. This, however, is much less worrisome than a current outbreak in Germany. While authorities there had hoped to completely eliminate the...
  • 'Idiocracy' won't take 500 years at this rate

    'Idiocracy' won't take 500 years at this rate
    Director/writer Mike Judge is best known for his cult classic, "Office Space," a brilliant commentary on the soul-draining nature of many workplaces. One of his less-familiar creations was "Idiocracy," whose premise was that natural selection began to...
  • State Looks To Close Any Loopholes In Vaccine Waiver

    State Looks To Close Any Loopholes In Vaccine Waiver
    With a spotlight on vaccine exemptions and a widening measles outbreak nationally, lawmakers want to ensure that Connecticut's waivers are not being misused. The concern is whether a waiver meant for genuine religious objections is being used by...
  • Revoke the licenses of doctors who oppose vaccines

    Revoke the licenses of doctors who oppose vaccines
    Amateurs and hucksters are not the only people telling parents not to vaccinate their children. Unfortunately some doctors — men and women sworn to the Hippocratic Oath — are purveying junk science. They say that vaccines cause autism, as in...
  • UC widens vaccination requirements for 2017

     UC widens vaccination requirements for 2017
    All UC students will have to be vaccinated against measles, meningitis, whooping cough and several other diseases or they will not be allowed to register for classes in fall 2017, university officials announced Friday. Those shots will be in addition to...
  • Measles outbreak latest in disease's long history

    Measles outbreak latest in disease's long history
    Measles has stalked the earth for more than 1,000 years, a killer that has claimed millions of victims from the nursery to the battlefield. It wasn't until the 1950s that widespread vaccinations slashed infection rates so thoroughly that a disease once...
  • Measles concerns getting closer to Fox Valley

    Measles concerns getting closer to Fox Valley
    I'll be the first to admit parents can be their kids' own worst enemies. We all do stupid things as protectors of the innocent. We may be Mama Tigers and Papa Bears. But first and foremost, we are human. Still, there are things moms and dads do in the...
  • State confirms 6 cases of measles in Cook County

    State confirms 6 cases of measles in Cook County
    Lab tests pending for three babies diagnosed with measles at a Palatine day care center have been confirmed as positive for measles, state health officials announced Friday night. The Illinois Department of Public Health had announced earlier this...