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  • 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...
  • KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak

    KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak
    Day care providers and parents are grappling with questions and concerns after public health officials announced this week that a cluster of five measles diagnoses was associated with a Palatine child care center. Meanwhile, Lake County officials said...
  • Public health is not optional

    Public health is not optional
    "Mary Pat and I have had our children vaccinated and we think that it's an important part of being sure we protect their health and the public health. … I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well, so that's...
  • Measles outbreak: Santa Monica child center reopens, is scrutinizing babies

    Measles outbreak: Santa Monica child center reopens, is scrutinizing babies
    A Santa Monica High School child-care center has reopened after a sudden closure earlier this week spurred by an infant's measles diagnosis. But parents returning to the Samohi Infant/Toddler Center have to show proof that their baby has taken a blood...
  • Anti-vaccine debate proves you can't fix stupid

    Anti-vaccine debate proves you can't fix stupid
    Know how to identify a smallpox rash? No? Me either. Can you recognize the pending signs of polio, the disease that killed thousands of American children and paralyzed a generation with fear of it? What's cholera, anyway? Sure it killed thousands of...
  • Lake County measles test comes back negative

    Lake County measles test comes back negative
    Lake County Health Department officials said Friday afternoon that lab results on a suspected case of measles came back negative. "So we do not have a confirmed measles case in Lake County," said Leslie Piotrowski, the health department's communications...
  • Measles cases turn attention to bounty of childhood vaccines

    CHICAGO (AP) — Measles is in the news, but it's just one of more than a dozen preventable — and sometimes forgotten — diseases targeted by vaccines for children. Most immunizations start in infancy and some include multiple doses...
  • Commentary: Not vaccinating is an act of selfishness

    What began as a curious story of a small measles outbreak in, of all places, the so-called Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has stretched to more than 100 cases across several states and into Mexico. With all the health problems that can befall...
  • Protecting kids from measles -- and scientifically inept politicians

    Protecting kids from measles -- and scientifically inept politicians
    To the editor: It has been reported that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey believes parents should have some choice about vaccinating their children and that Rep. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes vaccines should be voluntary. Both of these statements by...