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  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak could have been avoided

    At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases!" But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park, where many visitors...
  • Could the Disneyland measles outbreak quiet vaccine doubters?

    Could the Disneyland measles outbreak quiet vaccine doubters?
    Take a bunch of people, pack them into a space and watch some get frighteningly ill. For much of human civilization, that was how we lived, and with measles outbreaks at Disneyland and elsewhere, we're getting a taste of what our infection-plagued...
  • 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...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Disney measles outbreak could have been prevented

    http://www.kidsdr.com At the entrance to Disneyland, a sign reads, "The Happiest Place on Earth." It does not also say, "Beware of Infectious Diseases." But, if you think about it, what better place to contract any infectious disease than a theme park,...
  • Rotarians give the gift of survival to countries dealing with disaster

    MOUNT DORA — Gifts often come in boxes, but rarely are they filled with gear designed for survival. The 80-member Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle pitched in $2,000 for the purchase of ShelterBox kits for those in crisis after a...
  • Vaccination time for schoolchildren

     
    As the calendar turns to August, it may not be time for back-to-school just yet, but it is time to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. Pennsylvania education regulations require parents or guardians to make sure their children's...
  • Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious

    Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious
    In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola. And even after threats are addressed, a new form of...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Naperville Rotary cyclists riding to end Polio

    Naperville Rotary cyclists riding to end Polio
    Naish Shah, a member of the Rotary Club of Naperville-Downtown and an employee of the Rotary International headquarters, pedaled furiously Nov. 22 in Tuscon. Shah joined other Rotary Club members and Rotary International employees, with Rotary...
  • Four health workers slain in attack on Pakistan vaccination team

    Four health workers slain in attack on Pakistan vaccination team
    Gunmen shot and killed four health workers carrying out a polio vaccination drive Wednesday in the capital of Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province, police officials said. The deadly shooting was the latest to target polio workers -- whom...
  • Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis

    Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis
    The most shocking and disheartening story you'll read in the Los Angeles Times today may be our piece on the stunning decline in vaccination rates among California's kindergarten-age children. Kids are coming to school with immunization exemptions at...