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Measles

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  • Orange County confirms 21 cases of measles

    Orange County confirms 21 cases of measles
    Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the last few weeks. There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of...
  • Important kids' health topic

    Important kids' health topic
    As a parent, you make decisions every day to keep your child safe and healthy, which include keeping your child up-to-date on vaccines to help protect against serious diseases. Learning about vaccines will help you better understand why the disease...
  • School district warns of increase in measles

    With the number of measles cases increasing rapidly in Orange County, Newport-Mesa Unified schools are sending out letters to families that are at risk of contracting the disease, officials said. The letter encourages families of students who have not...
  • O.C. measles outbreak spurs officials to call for immunizations

    A measles outbreak in Orange County — by far the largest in the state — has prompted health officials to step up their campaign to have parents immunize their children, an effort that has run up against a "vigorous anti-vaccine movement"...
  • Hawaii's trailblazing healthcare underscores disparity

    Hawaii's trailblazing healthcare underscores disparity
    HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis. Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
  • Editorial: Parents, vaccinate your kids

    Guess what's back? Measles. Really. This shouldn't be. The dangerous trend of not vaccinating children is leading to an uptick in a highly preventable disease that was all but eradicated in Southern California. Children are needlessly suffering from...
  • California can't afford to cater to the anti-vaccination crowd

     California can't afford to cater to the anti-vaccination crowd
    The state of California issued an advisory on measles last week. Though only about a dozen cases have been reported so far, many more people have been exposed to the virus. In the Bay Area, thousands were warned to watch for signs of the disease after a...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak points again to the importance of vaccines

    With all of the news about the measles (rubeola) in California (51 cases) and New York (25 cases), all pediatricians are on the alert for any measles cases in our areas. I've written many times about the importance of vaccines, but this latest outbreak of...
  • 2 relatives of UC Berkeley student contract measles, officials say

    Two relatives of a UC Berkeley student with measles have also contracted the disease, Bay Area health officials said Friday. The relatives, identified only as men in their 20s and 30s, voluntarily quarantined in their Contra Costa County homes after the...
  • What creationists and anti-vaxxers have in common

    The two stories don’t seem to have much to do with each other at first look: a rise in diseases such as measles and whooping cough in places with cheap, available vaccines, and charter schools using public money to teach creationism. They are,...
  • Seth MacFarlane hopes 'Cosmos' counteracts 'junk science,' creationism

    Seth MacFarlane hopes 'Cosmos' counteracts 'junk science,' creationism
    "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," is a 21st-century reboot of the groundbreaking 1980 PBS series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage." The original, hosted by renowned astronomer Carl Sagan, was a top-rated phenomenon that has been viewed by some 750 million people...