| Apr 17, 2015
| 6:30 PM
California officials on Friday declared the end of the Disneyland measles outbreak, but the political battle over immunization that it sparked continues to rage on.
In announcing that the health scare had passed, state medical authorities warned that...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 9:33 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 8:37 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:35 AM
The measles outbreak centered in California is rapidly expanding, with officials now confirming 51 cases of the illness -- nearly double the number reported Tuesday -- and warning that more people will probably fall sick with the highly contagious virus....
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:53 AM
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. ...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:20 AM
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...