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  • Commentary: It's time to make childhood vaccinations mandatory

    It was just in December that Disneyland was struck by a measles outbreak. While the source of the outbreak is not definitively known, it is thought to have been caused by an international tourist to the amusement park who was infected with the virus....
  • ECC officials report how they handled measles exposure

    ECC officials report how they handled measles exposure
    After an Elgin Community College student had been diagnosed with measles in February, Director of Communication Jeff Julian said he came to work the next morning and found two TV news vans in the parking lot. "I realized this would be a suit and tie day,"...
  • Bill Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccine Mandate Clears House

    Bill Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccine Mandate Clears House
    HARTFORD — Parents seeking to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons will face an additional hurdle under a bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday. The measure comes in response to a devastating...
  • Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles

    Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles
    Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids' immune systems for several weeks or months, leaving them ill-equipped to fight off pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrheal diseases and other infections. Now a team of researchers has...
  • Fifth measles case confirmed in Florida

    Fifth measles case confirmed in Florida
    The Florida Department of Health confirmed on Friday the fifth locally-acquired measles case in Florida, in an unvaccinated child in St. Lucie county.  This is is the second measles case in St. Lucie county. The other three cases have been confirmed...
  • Fight against vaccination bill finds ally in ACLU

     Fight against vaccination bill finds ally in ACLU
    The anti-vaccine moms began lining up in the hall outside the state Senate hearing room at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, two hours before the doors opened. Some had babies strapped to their chests, others sat on the floor with small children. They had arrived...
  • Vaccine legislation properly puts public health above personal beliefs

     Vaccine legislation properly puts public health above personal beliefs
    Ask most rational people what their No. 1 priority is and, I suspect, they would answer good health. Love, friends, money, freedom, a good education, a productive life — they're all right up there. But none outranks health. So it's pathetic that...
  • Fourth measles case confirmed in Florida

    Fourth measles case confirmed in Florida
    There are now four locally-acquired cases of measles in Florida, all in Indian River and St. Lucie counties. The first local case was reported last week in an unvaccinated 6-year-old in St. Lucie County. Over the weekend two unvaccinated adults were...
  • California caves to vaccination deniers

    California caves to vaccination deniers
    To the editor: Any scheme that allows religion-based exemptions to state-mandated vaccinations of children will doom many public schools to low immunity levels that risk disease outbreaks like the measles scare that originated at Disneyland last year. ("...
  • When the vaccination wars hit home

    When the vaccination wars hit home
    His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship. But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...
  • Florida confirms measles in 2 unvaccinated adults

    Florida confirms measles in 2 unvaccinated adults
    Florida's Department of Health has confirmed two cases of measles in two unvaccinated adults in Indian River County. Officials said Sunday that both patients live in the same household. One acquired measles internationally, and the second acquired the...