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  • California school bans 66 students without measles vaccinations

    California school bans 66 students without measles vaccinations
    Almost 70 Palm Desert High School students who haven’t been fully immunized for measles are banned from classes for the next two weeks. Meanwhile, the classmate who may have exposed them to the highly contagious virus is being allowed to return....
  • Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

    A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of dramatically increasing in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people in the state's most populous areas. The number includes nearly 200 children who...
  • Cal State Long Beach student infected with measles; 20 others at risk

    Cal State Long Beach student infected with measles; 20 others at risk
    Twenty Cal State Long Beach students were exposed to measles after they went on a field trip with an infected student during winter break, officials said. Long Beach Health Department officials have notified the students about the measles exposure and...
  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak could have been avoided

    At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases!" But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park, where many visitors...
  • Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?

    Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?
    To the editor: Any parents not vaccinating their children should be forced to watch a video of an infant with pertussis struggling to breathe and cough. There are several on the Internet, and they are heartbreaking. ("Parents who oppose measles vaccine...
  • How to immunize more kids: California needs to ban personal-belief exemption for vaccinations

    How to immunize more kids: California needs to ban personal-belief exemption for vaccinations
    Unvaccinated teenagers have been sent home from school for as long as three weeks. Dozens of babies who may have been exposed to measles have been placed in quarantine. One in four of the more than 73 Californians infected has required hospitalization....
  • Jenny McCarthy: anti-vaxxer, public menace

    Jenny McCarthy: anti-vaxxer, public menace
    To provide context to the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to visits to Disneyland and the influence of the anti-vaccination movement, science writer Seth Mnookin revisits the saga of one of the most celebrated anti-vaxxers, starlet Jenny McCarthy. ...
  • Illinois reports year's first measles case

    A suburban Cook County resident has a confirmed case of measles, but it is not likely linked to the multistate outbreak associated with Disneyland, county and state health officials said Tuesday. The person diagnosed, who officials would identify only...
  • Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs

    Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs
    Gary Monahan remembers his son's temperature spiking to 102 degrees when he was vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella. The child then landed in the hospital with what appeared to be whooping cough after his next round of vaccinations. By the time...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Disney measles outbreak could have been prevented

    http://www.kidsdr.com At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases." But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park,...