| May 30, 2014
| 8:59 AM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:03 AM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:55 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
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"...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:10 PM
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...