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  • The anti-vaccination movement drives measles to a 20-year record high

    The anti-vaccination movement drives measles to a 20-year record high
    The measles threat continues to grow, thanks to the anti-vaccination movement.  In the most worrisome report yet in a lengthening sequence, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that it had documented 288 cases in the United...
  • U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high

    U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high
    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Measles cases have hit a 20-year high in the United States, a troubling increase fueled by international travel by people who have not been vaccinated against the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Evanston Township High School families warned of possible mumps case

    Evanston Township High School families warned of possible mumps case
    Someone at Evanston Township High School may have contracted a case of mumps, health officials warn in an alert to parents. In a letter distributed Monday, the Evanston Health Department tells parents "a person in your child's school may have...
  • 9 mumps cases at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    9 mumps cases at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Nine students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus have been clinically diagnosed with the mumps since returning from spring break, officials said. Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the U. of I. McKinley Health Center, said the...
  • Will the pro-vaccine celebs please speak up?

    Celebrities who question the safety of vaccines just won’t shut up. It seems like every week there’s another famous person spouting some anti-vaccine nonsense, from Jenny McCarthy to Kristin Cavalari to Donald Trump and now, Alicia...
  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak points again to the importance of vaccines

    With all of the news about the measles (rubeola) in California (51 cases) and New York (25 cases), all pediatricians are on the alert for any measles cases in our areas. I've written many times about the importance of vaccines, but this latest outbreak of...
  • Editorial: Parents, vaccinate your kids

    Guess what's back? Measles. Really, they are. This shouldn't be. The dangerous trend of not vaccinating children is leading to an uptick in a highly preventable disease that was all but eradicated in Southern California. Children are needlessly suffering...
  • O.C. measles outbreak spurs officials to call for immunizations

    A measles outbreak in Orange County — by far the largest in the state — has prompted health officials to step up their campaign to have parents immunize their children, an effort that has run up against a "vigorous anti-vaccine movement"...
  • School district warns of increase in measles

    With the number of measles cases increasing rapidly in Orange County, Newport-Mesa Unified schools are sending out letters to families that are at risk of contracting the disease, officials said. The letter encourages families of students who have not...
  • Orange County confirms 21 cases of measles

    Orange County confirms 21 cases of measles
    Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the last few weeks. There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of...