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  • Health alert after Disneyland linked to measles outbreak

    Health alert after Disneyland linked to measles outbreak
    The California Department of Public Health is investigating nine measles cases tied to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park, officials said Wednesday. The cases were reported in California and Utah and probably occurred when the victims were...
  • Anti-vaccination update: How the measles crisis struck Disneyland

    Anti-vaccination update: How the measles crisis struck Disneyland
    As many as 12 measles cases have been connected to visits to Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure Park, California public health authorities say--including at least six occurring in people who were unvaccinated for the disease. Among them were...
  • Officials: 9 measles cases linked to December visits to Disney theme parks in California

    Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, officials said. Three more California residents are suspected of having measles. All patients with...
  • 10 tips for a better life from The Times' 2014 Op-Ed pages

    10 tips for a better life from The Times' 2014 Op-Ed pages
    What to do about rude people? Anti-vaxxers? Ignorant voters? Here’s some of the most popular advice The Times’ op-ed pages dispensed in 2014. Voting is not, as Lena Dunham says, “kind of a gateway drug to ‘getting involved.&...
  • Possible measles exposure at Philly's touch museum

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State health officials are warning of a possible measles exposure this week at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum and a suburban pharmacy. Officials say a person showing symptoms of the virus visited the hands-on learning museum...
  • State Department issues global warning for Americans in holiday season

    State Department issues global warning for Americans in holiday season
    Global: The U.S. Department of State issued a global travel alert for tourists during the holiday season, citing the recent hostage situation in Australia as cause for heightened caution. The travel alert indicates that potential attacks may not only...
  • An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

    An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement
    Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling...
  • Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

    Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious
    In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, to Ebola. And even...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • The dangers of not vaccinating children

    The dangers of not vaccinating children
    I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they also should consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story. In 1970, on a Fulbright cultural exchange, my husband and I moved...
  • In vaccination debate, children of more responsible parents at risk

    In vaccination debate, children of more responsible parents at risk
    Did I pause, ever so briefly, when it was time for my daughter to be vaccinated as required under California law? Yes. A parent worries. You worry about a negative reaction, or even about claims by some that high rates of autism might be related to...