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  • Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak

    An 18-month-old boy has died of measles in Berlin, the first known death in an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 570 cases in the German capital since October. An autopsy on the child, who died on Feb. 18 and wasn't immunized against...
  • UN health agency urges Europe to step up measles vaccination

    The World Health Organization is urging Europe to step up measles vaccination efforts as countries report thousands of cases of the disease. WHO's regional office said Wednesday that cases in Europe and Central Asia fell by half from 2013 to 2014 but its...
  • Story correctly points out Limbaugh's 'fiction'

    Story correctly points out Limbaugh's 'fiction'
    Kudos to Tribune reporters Michael Muskal and Samantha Masunaga for Tuesday's report that exposes the lies and hate speech of Rush Limbaugh concerning measles. By detailing the high measles vaccination rates of four Latin American countries and...
  • Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, becoming 1st fatality in outbreak

    Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, becoming 1st fatality in outbreak
    An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday. An autopsy on the child, who wasn't inoculated against measles, showed that he had an unspecified other disease as well but that wouldn'...
  • Pace of new US measles cases slows a bit, officials report

    The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 154, with new cases scattered across five states, although the pace seems to have slowed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday added 13 cases to the year's tally, down from about...
  • Princeton student had confirmed case of measles

    Princeton University says a student had a confirmed case of measles. Officials at the Ivy League school announced Monday that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Health Department have confirmed the case following an...
  • Elmhurst schools report on unvaccinated

     Elmhurst schools report on unvaccinated
    Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is reporting that 117 students out of a total of about 8,000 are not vaccinated. The district, which includes 13 schools from early childhood to high school, has an overall vaccination rate of 98.6 percent,...
  • No new measles cases in latest California outbreak update

    California health officials' latest update shows no new measles cases for the first time since the Disneyland outbreak began last year — an encouraging sign that infections may be waning. The Department of Public Health said Monday that the...
  • Myths, misinformation stymie fight against measles, experts say

    WASHINGTON Small but increasing numbers of U.S. parents many of them affluent are dangerously opting out of childhood vaccinations for a host of misguided reasons, health experts told a Senate hearing Tuesday. These include philosophical objections,...
  • Mississippi, West Virginia immunization requirements for schoolchildren the toughest in nation

    With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around. The states, among the poorest in the country, are the only ones that...
  • Measles outbreak at 149 cases in eight states, Canada and Mexico

    The number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak rose to at least 149 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico. The 123 cases in California span 12 counties. At least 39 of the state cases have been directly linked to visitors or...