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  • Illinois measles count climbs to 13 cases

    Two more children in suburban Cook County have come down with measles, bringing the Illinois tally of confirmed cases to 13. The Illinois and Cook County public health departments updated their measles counts late Friday. Twelve of the 13 cases are...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Should Americans be required to get vaccinated?

    Suddenly, the debate over vaccines has gone mainstream. Amid a measles breakout a disease that doctors believed had been eradicated a decade ago a pair of Republican politicians came under fire for seemingly anti-vaccination comments. New Jersey Gov....
  • California measles outbreak spreads to Canada

    Ten measles cases in Canada stem from a visit to Disneyland, health officials announced Wednesday, meaning the California-centered measles outbreak has spread to yet another country. The 10 patients live in Quebec’s Lanaudiere region, and none had...
  • Bill would reduce vaccine exemptions in Pennsylvania

    Bill would reduce vaccine exemptions in Pennsylvania
    Seizing upon a national debate over vaccinating children, Lehigh Valley legislator Mike Schlossberg is proposing a bill that would limit the exceptions parents can claim to avoid immunizations for their kids. The legislation, which the Lehigh County...
  • Tighten exemption rules for vaccinations

    Tighten exemption rules for vaccinations
    For most parents, the decision to immunize a child is a foregone conclusion: The doctor recommends a schedule and the parent dutifully complies. But an outbreak of vaccine skepticism — parents who fear vaccines may harm their children —...
  • Should certain companies require employees to be vaccinated?

    The measles outbreak at a KinderCare day care center in Palatine and a separate case involving a student at Elgin Community College has raised questions for employers of all kinds looking to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. KinderCare changed its...
  • Unvaccinated kids at 1 school quarantined after measles case

    Health officials say unvaccinated students at a private Christian school in the Port Angeles, Washington, area are being quarantined after a 5-year-old student was diagnosed with measles. The Clallam County health department said Friday that Olympic...
  • Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries

    They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination — in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against...
  • Illinois measles cases up to 13

    The total number of people diagnosed with measles in Illinois inched up to 13 on Friday, according to health officials. The outbreak has centered on the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Cases confirmed Friday bring to 11 the...
  • Ann McFeatters: Which side of Chris Christie will voters see next?

    WASHINGTON In our ongoing, desperate attempt to find a viable Republican standard bearer, we inevitably turn our thoughts to Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey. The governor has impressed us all with his bombast and take-no-prisoners style of...
  • Case of measles at Las Vegas restaurant traced to infant

    Nevada health officials say they've traced a case of measles at Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to an infant with the disease. Southern Nevada Health District spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel confirmed Friday in a phone...