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  • Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

    Doctors turning away unvaccinated children
    When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman's practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient. The mother walked out of his office. Amid the current measles...
  • California measles outbreak: 123 cases, latest is in Solano County

    The California-centeredĀ measlesĀ outbreak has spread to Solano County, as the number of cases rose to at least 123 in 11 California counties, seven other states and Mexico. The California Department of Public Health reported Monday that there are now 107...
  • 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....
  • Georgia sees first confirmed measles case since 2012

    ATLANTA An infant with measles entered the country last week from Kyrgyzstan and is now being treated in Atlanta, state health authorities said Monday. The child represents the first measles case in Georgia in nearly three years. The baby's parents...
  • Several Disneyland workers diagnosed with measles

    Several Disneyland workers diagnosed with measles
    Several employees at Disneyland have been diagnosed with measles, health officials confirmed Tuesday, as the total number of measles cases in the California-centered outbreak rose to 53. Two of those employees had been vaccinated, according to the...
  • Disney measles outbreak: Resort asks staff for proof they're protected

    Disney measles outbreak: Resort asks staff for proof they're protected
    Disneyland Resort employees who had contact with measles-stricken coworkers have been asked to stay home unless they can show they’ve been vaccinated or take a blood test to show they’re immune, Disney officials told the Los Angeles Times....
  • Student with measles at Calif. high school might have exposed others

    Student with measles at Calif. high school might have exposed others
    Parents with students at a high school in California have been warned that a student infected with measles was recently on campus. In a letter sent to parents, Matt Zahn, medical director with the Orange County Health Care Agency, said the infected...
  • Disneyland measles: Rapid spread concerns health officials

    The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland during the holiday season is now spreading beyond people who contracted the disease at the theme park, with those patients now exposing others after returning to their hometowns, health officials said...
  • The history of measles: A scourge for centuries

    The history of measles: A scourge for centuries
    Measles has been a scourge for centuries, afflicting millions of people. It has been blamed, in part, for decimating native populations of the Americas as Europeans explored the New World. In modern times, before a vaccine was developed, nearly every...
  • 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...