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  • Disneyland measles outbreak declared over

    Disneyland measles outbreak declared over
    California health officials have declared an end to the large measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December. They said Friday that no new infections have surfaced. The outbreak, which sickened 131 people in California, spread beyond the...
  • Measles outbreak centered at Disneyland may be declared over Friday

    Measles outbreak centered at Disneyland may be declared over Friday
    The measles outbreak that started in Disneyland and reached beyond U.S. borders, sparking a national debate on the merits of vaccinations, could be declared over Friday if no new cases are reported, state health officials said. Since December, 134...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The smart but silent majority on vaccinations begins to roar

    The smart but silent majority on vaccinations begins to roar
    Up until this latest measles outbreak, it seemed as though the anti-vaccination parents and their enablers were the more vocal group. They were, after all, the small minority swimming against the trend. There was little reason for the majority to yell...
  • Development of measles vaccine a miracle

    Development of measles vaccine a miracle
    Measles is back. Several generations have had no experience with it, but I grew up in the 1930s when everyone expected to get it at some time. The only question was when. I remember spending days in bed in a darkened room, since eyes become sensitive to...
  • Measles: State total rises by one case, but no slowdown in outbreak

    Measles: State total rises by one case, but no slowdown in outbreak
    California added one more confirmed measles case over the weekend, but state public health officials have warned that it’s premature to declare a slowdown in an outbreak that has spread to 10 counties, seven states and Mexico. The one confirmed...