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  • Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children

    Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children
    The number of California parents who cite personal beliefs in refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners dropped in 2014 for the first time in a dozen years, according to a Times data analysis. The shift came amid rising alarm over the number of...
  • Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning

    Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning
    An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.  “A family vacation to an...
  • Could the Disneyland measles outbreak quiet vaccine doubters?

    Could the Disneyland measles outbreak quiet vaccine doubters?
    Take a bunch of people, pack them into a space and watch some get frighteningly ill. For much of human civilization, that was how we lived, and with measles outbreaks at Disneyland and elsewhere, we're getting a taste of what our infection-plagued...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak: Cases not limited to the unvaccinated

    Disneyland measles outbreak: Cases not limited to the unvaccinated
    As the measles outbreak that started at Disneyland grew to at least 70 cases Wednesday, much of the attention has focused on how the vast majority of patients were not vaccinated for the highly contagious disease. But some medical experts also have...
  • Officials fight back against anti-immunization parents

    Officials fight back against anti-immunization parents
    Health officials have long been frustrated with the increasing number of parents who decline to have their children vaccinated. But as the Disneyland measles outbreak continues to spread, they have found a new weapon. Orange County’s Health Care...
  • As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students lacking proof of shots

    As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students lacking proof of shots
    Struggling to contain a growing measles outbreak that started at Disneyland a month ago, Orange County health officials ordered about two dozen high school students without proof of immunization to stay away from campus. The move came as officials...
  • Disneyland measles crisis should wake up the anti-vaccination crowd

    Disneyland measles crisis should wake up the anti-vaccination crowd
    The rise of the anti-vaccination movement has shown that even affluent and well-educated parents can be dolts, and that school and public health officials can be inexcusably complacent. The Disneyland measles outbreak may finally give all these parties...
  • Several Disneyland workers diagnosed with measles

    Several Disneyland workers diagnosed with measles
    Several employees at Disneyland have been diagnosed with measles, health officials confirmed Tuesday, as the total number of measles cases in the California-centered outbreak rose to 53. Two of those employees had been vaccinated, according to the...
  • Disney measles outbreak: Resort asks staff for proof they're protected

    Disney measles outbreak: Resort asks staff for proof they're protected
    Disneyland Resort employees who had contact with measles-stricken coworkers have been asked to stay home unless they can show they’ve been vaccinated or take a blood test to show they’re immune, Disney officials told the Los Angeles Times....
  • Student with measles at Calif. high school might have exposed others

    Student with measles at Calif. high school might have exposed others
    Parents with students at a high school in California have been warned that a student infected with measles was recently on campus. In a letter sent to parents, Matt Zahn, medical director with the Orange County Health Care Agency, said the infected...
  • Measles case: Unvaccinated students barred from H.B. High till Jan. 29

    Measles case: Unvaccinated students barred from H.B. High till Jan. 29
    Students at Huntington Beach High School who have not been vaccinated for measles are being kept out of school until Jan. 29 after a student tested positive for the contagious virus, the Orange County Health Care Agency said Monday. The male student...