| Mar 12, 2015
| 11:30 AM
The disruption of healthcare services in West Africa's Ebola-affected nations has resulted in a growing pool of children who remain unvaccinated for measles and could trigger a regional outbreak capable of infecting up to a quarter million people,...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 10:05 PM
A Bay Area mother formed a Facebook page where parents could arrange play dates for their children with other vaccinated youngsters. Another mom advocates socially isolating the unvaccinated by asking parents if their child is inoculated before...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:05 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. As they started their family, Mooresville residents Theresa and Lucas Black dutifully got their children immunized, never doubting their doctor's word that vaccines are safe and necessary.
But their faith in those promises was shaken in...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:21 PM
Naperville School District 203 officials are taking action beyond what they say is necessary to alert families of the potential spread of a mild, yet contagious childhood disease.
In late February, a student at Ann Reid Early Childhood in Naperville and...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:31 PM
A California lawmaker is urging the state to make vaccines mandatory for all adults who work in preschools and day-care centers, a move following the largest measles outbreak in California in 15 years.
“This is not just a common-sense solution but...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:21 PM
Measles outbreaks this winter have sickened more than 150 people in 17 states, and it has been a wake up call for public health officials who thought the disease had been eradicated from the United States in 2000.
Measles is a very contagious viral...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:18 PM
Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.
"I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen...
| Feb 27, 2015
Flu shots, nasal spray
Free seasonal flu shots and nasal spray are available by appointment at the health department's Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street, S.W. Glen Burnie 410-222-6633 and Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew Street, Annapolis, 410-222-...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:18 AM
Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:26 PM
Schools are a potential hot spot for the spread of contagious illnesses such as measles. But in Central Florida, most counties aren't reaching the optimal minimum of kindergartners fully vaccinated, state records show.
In Central Florida, only Lake...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:45 AM
Measles has been a scourge for centuries, afflicting millions of people. It has been blamed, in part, for decimating native populations of the Americas as Europeans explored the New World. In modern times, before a vaccine was developed, nearly every...