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  • Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert

    Measles outbreak puts Chicago parents on high alert
    A measles outbreak spreading across the country is fueling the debate over vaccinations and causing alarm among parents, pediatricians and public health officials in the Chicago area. Doctors are fielding calls from anxious parents — some who are...
  • Anti-Vaxxers Infected By Viral Ignorance

    Anti-Vaxxers Infected By Viral Ignorance
    A New Yorker cartoon shows a boy covered in spots being examined by a doctor. "If you connect the measles," the doctor says, "it spells out 'My parents are idiots.'" Or, to put it politely, dangerously misinformed. The irony is that many of the...
  • Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative

    Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative
    A Baltimore 12-month-old with a suspected case of measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, does not have the virus, city health officials said Thursday. The child was taken to two area hospital emergency departments on Jan. 21 with symptoms...
  • Exemptions Have Increased, But State's Vaccination Rate Remains High

    Exemptions Have Increased, But State's Vaccination Rate Remains High
    HARTFORD — Untouched by a measles outbreak affecting seven states and stirring debate about immunizations, Connecticut's vaccination rate for school children remains sky-high — although the number of exempt children has been creeping upward...
  • 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...
  • California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely

    California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely
    The measles outbreak centered in California is rapidly expanding, with officials now confirming 51 cases of the illness -- nearly double the number reported Tuesday -- and warning that more people will probably fall sick with the highly contagious virus....
  • Vaccines: No immunity from ignorance

    Vaccines: No immunity from ignorance
    Another day, another irresponsible comment about measles vaccinations. This time the outbreak of stupidity infected the field of Republicans running for president with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suggesting there should be "some measure of choice"...
  • Measles contagion

    Measles contagion
    Just a personal observation here -- watching The News Hours on WHRO-TV, Channel 15,  last night, a Wisconsin doctor at a Children's Hospital was asked how contagious is measles. Her answer said a lot. She ranked it in the following way: Measles, then...
  • No Debate-Vaccinate!

    No Debate-Vaccinate!
    The proponents of the anti-vaccination movement are being called hysterical loons and worse. The fact is, they are a threat to the health of the entire community, particularly to their fellow travelers, those without vaccination protection. Although the...
  • Vaccines: Delayed immunization schedule can be deadly, experts say

    Vaccines: Delayed immunization schedule can be deadly, experts say
    Some parents have said they're not anti-vaccine, but that they want to delay vaccines, or spread out shots, for fear of overwhelming a baby's immune system. What do experts say? "The idea of overloading the immune system is a false concept," said Dr....
  • Christie's vaccination wobble: Predictable, cynical and unacceptable

    Christie's vaccination wobble: Predictable, cynical and unacceptable
    Is anyone really surprised that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie equivocated about the urgency of vaccinating children against measles, mumps and rubella on a trip to England, where he is attempting to burnish his foreign policy credentials in advance of...