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  • Measles outbreak at 149 cases in eight states, Canada and Mexico

    Measles outbreak at 149 cases in eight states, Canada and Mexico
    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...
  • Measles outbreak at 145 cases; identical to Philippines virus

    Measles outbreak at 145 cases; identical to Philippines virus
    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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Unified tracks measles shots, reports higher vaccination levels

    L.A. Unified tracks measles shots, reports higher vaccination levels
    Los Angeles school officials have launched an effort to increase and document the percentage of young children who've been vaccinated against measles, including hiring 10 nurses on a temporary basis. The plan, presented before members of the Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • 'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'

    'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'
    In the 1930s, outbreaks swept through every corner of Baltimore. Tens of thousands of children grew sick with fever and a tale-tell rash. Many recovered without incident, but hundreds were killed, and many more were permanently injured with brain damage...