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  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism

    Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism
    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn't looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak....
  • Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs

    Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs
    Gary Monahan remembers his son's temperature spiking to 102 degrees when he was vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella. The child then landed in the hospital with what appeared to be whooping cough after his next round of vaccinations. By the time...
  • Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning

    Measles outbreak at Disneyland prompts warning
    An outbreak of measles in California, including 59 cases -- 42 of which have been linked to exposure in Disneyland -- has prompted the nation's leading pediatric group to urge parents to get their children vaccinated.  “A family vacation to an...
  • Vaccine deniers stick together, and now they're ruining things for everyone: commentary

    The rash of measles cases that started in Disneyland last month has now become one of the worst outbreaks of the diseases in California in the past 15 years. What started with a handful of cases has now grown to 62 confirmed cases across the state —...
  • Measles is back. And more dangerous than you think

    Measles is back. And more dangerous than you think
    Measles is back. Again. An outbreak is percolating that was first documented in California and has spread to four other Western states and Mexico. An unknown person incubating a measles infection exposed an undetermined number of individuals at...
  • A guide to who needs to get a measles vaccination

    A guide to who needs to get a measles vaccination
    The growing measles outbreak that began at Disneyland has caused public health officials to urge people get vaccinated if they already haven't received the shots. Here's a guide on whether you need to get vaccinated: Q: When did people start getting...
  • Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

    A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. In a rash of cases that public health officials are rushing to contain, at least 70...
  • Apodaca: Educated parents should know better and vaccinate

    Will those parents who continue to withhold vaccinations for their children now please, please, please wake up? The recent measles outbreak must at least give pause to those who harbor misguided beliefs about vaccinations. For here in recent weeks we...
  • As California measles outbreak hits 78, vaccination issue takes on new prominence

    Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. The issue has taken new prominence as California deals...
  • Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

    Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions
    A new California law and the lingering effects of last year's measles outbreak are likely behind the drop in personal belief vaccination waivers between 2013 and 2014 in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. The rate of vaccine waivers due to a...
  • The grim reality of growing up unvaccinated

    The grim reality of growing up unvaccinated
    To the editor: I was born in 1946. There were smallpox and polio vaccines in the 1950s, but I can't remember any others. I lived in the English countryside, with fresh air and loving parents. ("As Disneyland measles outbreak spreads, O.C. bars students...