| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:24 PM
HARRISBURG —A person who has measles may have exposed other people to the illness in the Shippensburg and Chambersburg area.
"Measles is a potentially very serious and highly contagious virus," said acting Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine....
| 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. ...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:14 AM
The number of measles cases continues to increase across the nation, raising concern among local and federal officials.
"Given the size of our state and given that we bring people in from all over the world, we all sit on pins and needles worried...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is reporting that 117 students out of a total of about 8,000 are not vaccinated.
The district, which includes 13 schools from early childhood to high school, has an overall vaccination rate of 98.6 percent,...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 7:39 PM
One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse.
These three mothers — all of them educated, middle-class professionals — are among the vaccine skeptics who have been...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:39 PM
While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 10:20 PM
The number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak rose to at least 149 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico.
The 123 cases in California span 12 counties. At least 39 of the state cases have been directly linked to visitors or...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 3:21 PM
There are now 119 measles cases confirmed in California, state officials said, as the number of cases in the California-centered outbreak rose to at least 145 patients across 12 counties, seven other states, Canada and Mexico.
The particular measles...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:26 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:23 PM
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...