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  • Kane Health Department ready to handle potential measles outbreak

    Kane Health Department ready to handle potential measles outbreak
    Kane County Board Member Deb Allan remembers being in third grade and her class having an outbreak of the chicken pox, measles and pink eye. Half of her schoolmates were out sick but none died from the illnesses, she said. It was just something children...
  • Infant who attended Palatine day care the 14th measles case in Illinois

    Infant who attended Palatine day care the 14th measles case in Illinois
    The 14th case of measles has turned up in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday. The most recent case is an infant who attended KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, where the outbreak has been centered, a department...
  • Speak Out, Feb. 18: 'People should not be let in without being vaccinated'

    Speak Out, Feb. 18: 'People should not be let in without being vaccinated'
    Sick of disease outbreaks: Here we are with this measles outbreak. There were also mumps and whooping cough outbreaks. I'm starting to wonder. Are all these illegal immigrants in this country vaccinated? You don't get into a school without getting...
  • Tri-Cities schools encourage vaccination in light of measles concerns

    Tri-Cities schools encourage vaccination in light of measles concerns
    Tri-Cities school districts are using education as their main weapon against Illinois' recent measles outbreak. Officials are sending out email blasts to parents and posting health department recommendations on their websites. But district officials say...
  • Vaccination rates in Central Florida leave students exposed

    Vaccination rates in Central Florida leave students exposed
    Schools are a potential hot spot for the spread of contagious illnesses such as measles. But in Central Florida, most counties aren't reaching the optimal minimum of kindergartners fully vaccinated, state records show. In Central Florida, only Lake...
  • Measles outbreak highlights the importance of adult immunization

    Measles outbreak highlights the importance of adult immunization
    Measles was once considered a childhood illness, spreading rapidly across schools, playgrounds and parks. But the national measles outbreak that began two months ago at Disneyland has showed another side of the highly infectious disease — that...
  • States should require vaccinations

    Every state should make it a law to have children vaccinated. There are some parents who think they know what is best for their children but in the long run end up being wrong. The parents are not doctors and do not know what is best medically for their...
  • Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded

    Fears of measles crossing southern border into U.S. are unfounded
    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the current measles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern border of the U.S. "Children sick, healthy, you name it — poor, ill-educated, just tens of thousands of...
  • Children who are not vaccinated

    When I was growing up in the 1950s, my siblings and I contracted the measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, scarlet fever and other so-called childhood illnesses because there was no way to prevent them, other than quarantine. My sister came close...
  • Most students in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn schools vaccinated for measles

    Most students in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn schools vaccinated for measles
    High percentages of public school students in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn have been vaccinated against measles, according to recent data, but a pocket of children remain unvaccinated because of religious and medical exemptions. Glenbard Township High...
  • Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates

    Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates
    Downers Grove Grade School District 58 reports that almost 100 percent of its students are vaccinated against various illnesses in the district of about 5,000 students. But more students have cited religious reasons for not being vaccinated this year...