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Measles

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  • Letters: Perils of the unvaccinated

    Re "As flu passes, new threat rises," Feb. 22 The Times reports on a new outbreak of measles in California, with nearly half of those affected having opted against childhood vaccination by using the state's personal beliefs exemption. Like the flu,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UC Berkeley student exposes Bay Area to measles, officials say

    Bay Area officials say scores of commuters and other residents may have recently been exposed to measles after a UC Berkeley student who has the virus attended classes and took public transit. The student, who was not identified, took a Bay Area Rapid...
  • The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

    UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below. In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed...
  • Health officials see flu declining but warn of measles

    Just as California’s record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived --  measles. Fifteen Californians have come down with...
  • Ballenas encallan en Florida en cantidades inusuales

    Ballenas encallan en Florida en cantidades inusuales
    Más de 90 ballenas han quedado atascadas en las playas de Florida en los últimos dos meses —casi tres veces el promedio, asombrando así a los biólogos marinos y dejándoles la incógnita de un posible común denominador. La serie de frentes fríos que...
  • Bill Gates: The world is better than ever

    Bill Gates: The world is better than ever
    Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up. "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't get too rattled about your child's health during 'sick season'

    Pediatric offices are swamped right now! In the first months of the new year, children always have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now. What I don't...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't confuse roseola with measles

    Recently, I've seen several cases of roseola, and I don't want this viral illness to be confused with measles. Roseola, also called exanthem subitum, is a viral illness typically seen in children between the ages of 7-13 months. Ninety percent of cases...