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  • California measles outbreak: 123 cases, latest is in Solano County

    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...