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  • Measles outbreak pits anti-vaxxers against other parents

     Measles outbreak pits anti-vaxxers against other parents
    I cringed the first time I saw The New Yorker measles cartoon. A doctor stands over a small boy covered head to toe in red spots and tells his forlorn parents, "If you connect the measles it spells out 'My parents are idiots.'" My initial cringe wasn'...
  • Measles outbreak highlights the importance of adult immunization

    Measles outbreak highlights the importance of adult immunization
    Measles was once considered a childhood illness, spreading rapidly across schools, playgrounds and parks. But the national measles outbreak that began two months ago at Disneyland has showed another side of the highly infectious disease — that...
  • Measles case raises questions on Elgin Community College campus

    Measles case raises questions on Elgin Community College campus
    A day after health officials announced that an Elgin Community College student is among the people diagnosed with measles in Northern Illinois, microbiology professor Donna Garcia said her students are seeing the practical value of learning about...
  • States should require vaccinations

    Every state should make it a law to have children vaccinated. There are some parents who think they know what is best for their children but in the long run end up being wrong. The parents are not doctors and do not know what is best medically for their...
  • Vaccinate children to maintain public health

    While the source of the outbreak of measles in a Palatine day care center has not been identified, the spread of measles at Disneyland in California has been associated with unvaccinated children.  The children in the day care center were too young to...
  • Five measles victims OK to return to Palatine day care

    Five measles victims OK to return to Palatine day care
    Five children diagnosed with measles are no longer contagious and have been cleared to return to their Palatine day care center, said a company spokeswoman. Colleen Moran, a spokeswoman for KinderCare Learning Centers, said Wednesday that five of the...
  • Speak Out: Reader says all races should exist together

    Editor's Note: Speak Out is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-2460 or email courierviewpoints@tribpub.com. Please include "speak out" in the subject...
  • Elgin Community College student among latest measles cases

    Elgin Community College student among latest measles cases
    The Kane County Health Department has confirmed a case of the measles involving an Elgin Community College student from Cook County. Jeff Julian, the college's executive director of communications, said Kane County Health Department officials notified...
  • Measles vaccinations essential

    Measles vaccinations essential
    I can't believe that any parent would choose not to protect his or her children from the possible consequences of measles. When I was a child, you had to be vaccinated before you went to school. But my brother and I had the measles when we were only 4 and...
  • Anti-vaccine book draws ire on Amazon

    Anti-vaccine book draws ire on Amazon
    As the California measles outbreak spreads to other states, with at least 123 reported cases, many vaccine supporters are expressing their frustration on the Amazon page of an anti-vaccination children's book called "Melanie's Marvelous Measles." The...
  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...