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  • 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...
  • DP Buzz: Vaccinations

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here...
  • Pay heed to the experts: Vaccinate your kids: Editorial

    Pay heed to the experts: Vaccinate your kids: Editorial
    If there were any shred of reasonable doubt remaining about the wisdom of vaccinating children against measles, the nation's top doctor banished it during a visit this week to Orlando. "If you're not immunized and you're in a room with someone who has...
  • Latest on measles outbreak in Illinois, with at least 5 infected

     Latest on measles outbreak in Illinois, with at least 5 infected
    Public health officials warned that more measles cases are likely after five infants who attend the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine were diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. •The day care facility outbreak marks the second...
  • Southland school officials wary of measles outbreak

    The likelihood of the growing measles epidemic spreading to the Southland is "significant" because of the disease's highly infectious nature, according to Stephen Sokalski, chief of infectious diseases and epidemiology at Christ Medical Center in Oak...