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  • First local case of measles confirmed in 6-year-old in St. Lucie County

    First local case of measles confirmed in 6-year-old in St. Lucie County
    The Florida Department of Health has confirmed the first local case of measles in an unvaccinated 6-year-old in St. Lucie County. The school district superintendent has been notified and is working with staff to limit any potential exposure, according...
  • Health officials: Measles case confirmed in St. Lucie County

    Health officials have confirmed that an unvaccinated 6-year-old in St. Lucie County has measles. The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1HwJmhV ) reports the Florida Department of Health is working with the St. Lucie County School District to inform parents...
  • A vaccine denier bet $100,000 the measles virus 'doesn't exist.' He lost.

    A vaccine denier bet $100,000 the measles virus 'doesn't exist.' He lost.
    Stefan Lanka is a German biologist with a long history of pseudoscientific outbursts, including a denial that the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, "exists at all."  In November 2011 he put his money where his mouth is by offering 100,000 euros...
  • Picking a preschool is hard enough without having to worry about vaccination

    Picking a preschool is hard enough without having to worry about vaccination
    Finding a preschool might seem at first like just another routine chore of parenthood, another box to check off right about the time your kid turns 2 or 3. But the process is actually quite arduous, with everything from cost (can you afford a second...
  • Measles vaccination campaign urged in Ebola-stricken nations

    Measles vaccination campaign urged in Ebola-stricken nations
    The disruption of healthcare services in West Africa's Ebola-affected nations has resulted in a growing pool of children who remain unvaccinated for measles and could trigger a regional outbreak capable of infecting up to a quarter million people,...
  • 65 schools have low vaccination rates

    65 schools have low vaccination rates
    At 65 schools in Central Florida, vaccination rates at kindergarten or 7th grade are so low that students could be left exposed to outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, according to school-by-school data gathered by the state. Those on the list...
  • Recent Kissimmee visitor had measles

    Recent Kissimmee visitor had measles
    An adult international traveler who attended a conference in Kissimmee had measles, the Florida Department of Health confirmed Thursday. The person attended a conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center March 16-17. The traveler spent...
  • Bill Sets New Hurdle For Parents Refusing To Vaccinate Their Children

    Bill Sets New Hurdle For Parents Refusing To Vaccinate Their Children
    State legislators are poised to place an additional hurdle in front of parents who seek to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons. The Public Health Committee on Friday voted 23-4 to approve House Bill 6949, which would...
  • International attendee at area conference had measles

    State health officials say an international attendee at a conference in central Florida last week was infected with measles. The Florida Department of Heath said Thursday that the person stayed at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center on March...
  • Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations

    Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations
    For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take. But when the current...
  • GOP 2016 primary field gets case of indigestion over measles vaccine

    GOP 2016 primary field gets case of indigestion over measles vaccine
    Thanks to a thoughtless equivocation by an American governor visiting Britain, the measles vaccine has become the first important controversy of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. As with other long-settled issues that unexpectedly pop up to bite...