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  • Jenny McCarthy: anti-vaxxer, public menace

    Jenny McCarthy: anti-vaxxer, public menace
    To provide context to the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to visits to Disneyland and the influence of the anti-vaccination movement, science writer Seth Mnookin revisits the saga of one of the most celebrated anti-vaxxers, starlet Jenny McCarthy. ...
  • 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...
  • Letters to the editor: Feb. 13

    Southland bureau salutes Pullman designation As a loud and proud supporter of the Pullman National Landmark District, the staff of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is thrilled that President Obama will be designating Pullman as a...
  • 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...
  • Picking a preschool is hard enough without having to worry about vaccination

    Picking a preschool is hard enough without having to worry about vaccination
    Finding a preschool might seem at first like just another routine chore of parenthood, another box to check off right about the time your kid turns 2 or 3. But the process is actually quite arduous, with everything from cost (can you afford a second...
  • Measles vaccination campaign urged in Ebola-stricken nations

    Measles vaccination campaign urged in Ebola-stricken nations
    The disruption of healthcare services in West Africa's Ebola-affected nations has resulted in a growing pool of children who remain unvaccinated for measles and could trigger a regional outbreak capable of infecting up to a quarter million people,...
  • 65 schools have low vaccination rates

    65 schools have low vaccination rates
    At 65 schools in Central Florida, vaccination rates at kindergarten or 7th grade are so low that students could be left exposed to outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, according to school-by-school data gathered by the state. Those on the list...
  • Pay heed to the experts: Vaccinate your kids: Editorial

    Pay heed to the experts: Vaccinate your kids: Editorial
    If there were any shred of reasonable doubt remaining about the wisdom of vaccinating children against measles, the nation's top doctor banished it during a visit this week to Orlando. "If you're not immunized and you're in a room with someone who has...
  • Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations

    Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations
    For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take. But when the current...
  • Venezuela imposes visa requirement for U.S. tourists

    Venezuela imposes visa requirement for U.S. tourists
    Venezuela: As of March 2, American tourists will need to obtain visas before traveling to Venezuela. U.S. travelers will be required to pay the same fees to visit the South American country as Venezuelans pay to come to the United States, about $160 to...