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  • 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 —...
  • Berlin measles traced to refugees, but 2 cases linked to US

    A spike of measles infections in Berlin has been traced to unvaccinated refugees, but at least two cases appear to have come from the United States, authorities in the German capital said Friday. Berlin has recorded 347 cases of measles since the start...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • There is no other side to the vaccine debate

    There is no other side to the vaccine debate
    Are you at risk to get the measles? Are your kids? Duh, yes — if you are not vaccinated! Commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system were exposed to measles last week when an East Bay resident with the disease rode a BART train to...
  • Letters to the editor: Feb. 13

    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...
  • Disney World workers can get free measles vaccines

    Disney World workers can get free measles vaccines
    Disney World will start providing free measles vaccines to workers who want them starting Monday. Disney is undertaking the effort "to assist the Florida Department of Health in its efforts to prevent measles in Florida," company spokeswoman Andrea...