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  • 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...
  • San Diego County has 10 measles patients; 9 weren't vaccinated

    San Diego County has 10 measles patients; 9 weren't vaccinated
    San Diego County now has 10 confirmed cases of measles, all with ties to Disneyland, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced late Thursday. Nine were persons who had not been vaccinated. Six of the 10 were people who came to the Sharp...
  • Thank anti-vaccination activists for the Disneyland measles outbreak

    Thank anti-vaccination activists for the Disneyland measles outbreak
    To the editor: In 1998, Dr. Andrew Wakefield published an article in the Lancet showing a direct relationship between the administration of the measles vaccine and autism. Eventually, British Medical Journal assessed the article and found it to be...
  • Health alert after Disneyland linked to measles outbreak

    Health alert after Disneyland linked to measles outbreak
    The California Department of Public Health is investigating nine measles cases tied to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park, officials said Wednesday. The cases were reported in California and Utah and probably occurred when the victims were...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak: Infected woman took 2 flights before diagnosis

    Disneyland measles outbreak: Infected woman took 2 flights before diagnosis
    A wave of measles cases traced to Disneyland threatens to spread farther. An unvaccinated California resident infected in the outbreak traveled by plane between Orange County and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport during the holidays, health officials...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak grows, sparks concern

    Disneyland measles outbreak grows, sparks concern
    As the Disneyland measles outbreak grows, officials say it's part of a larger battle against the disease. Measles has become a growing concern among California health officials. Before the December cases, 2014 was already the worst year for measles...
  • Officials: 'More cases' expected in measles cluster at Palatine day care center

    Officials: 'More cases' expected in measles cluster at Palatine day care center
    Public health officials are warning that more measles cases are likely after five infants who attend a suburban day care center were diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. The outbreak at a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine marks the...
  • From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate

    From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate
    When I walked through the door of Carl and Jodi Krawitt's well-appointed hillside home the other day, I could tell their 6-year-old son Rhett was not super happy to see me. I'd interrupted him as he was getting ready for a swimming lesson. It was easy...
  • Measles cluster reported in infants at Illinois day-care center

    Measles cluster reported in infants at Illinois day-care center
    A measles outbreak has been reported in Illinois, centering on a group of infants who attended a day-care center in a suburb of Chicago. Five children under the age of 1 have been diagnosed with the disease, Cook County public health officials announced...