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  • Disneyland measles outbreak: Virus is identical to type found in Philippines

    As California health officials search for the origins of the Disneyland measles outbreak, some of their detective work is pointing to the Philippines. This measles virus shares the same genetic material as the type most commonly found in the...
  • Vaccination decision belongs to parents

    When I was a child in the 1950s there was only the polio vaccine. Vaccines against other childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps and rubella were not available. Potential complications of measles infection in unvaccinated children include ear...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amid measles outbreak, some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views

    Amid measles outbreak, some physicians opting to drop patients with anti-vaccine views
    With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. "Parents who choose not to give measles...
  • California measles outbreak spreads to Canada

    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...
  • 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...