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  • The history of measles: A scourge for centuries

    The history of measles: A scourge for centuries
    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...
  • Measles cases turn attention to bounty of childhood vaccines

    CHICAGO (AP) — Measles is in the news, but it's just one of more than a dozen preventable — and sometimes forgotten — diseases targeted by vaccines for children. Most immunizations start in infancy and some include multiple doses...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak isn't largest in recent memory

    Disneyland measles outbreak isn't largest in recent memory
    The largest U.S. measles outbreak in recent history isn't the one that started in December at Disneyland. It happened months earlier in Ohio's Amish country, where 383 people fell ill after unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The ticking vaccination time bomb

    The ticking vaccination time bomb
    While there are a significant number of unvaccinated children because their parents oppose vaccines for a variety of reasons, in Maryland there are other at-risk groups that are probably more numerous ("Measles outbreak exposes holes in vaccine coverage,...
  • Measles outbreak exposes holes in vaccine coverage

    Measles outbreak exposes holes in vaccine coverage
    Measles was nearly eliminated across the country nearly 15 years ago, an immunization victory over a highly contagious respiratory virus that once injured thousands and killed hundreds every year. Most measles cases since then have been traced to people...
  • Measles outbreak: Could it happen here?

    The number of measles cases tied to an outbreak pinpointed to Disneyland in California is still increasing, according to the most recent count. There are 79 cases of measles in California, with 52 linked to Disneyland, according to this report on CNN.  ...
  • Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?

    Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?
    To the editor: Any parents not vaccinating their children should be forced to watch a video of an infant with pertussis struggling to breathe and cough. There are several on the Internet, and they are heartbreaking. ("Parents who oppose measles vaccine...
  • More Arundel school kids getting whooping cough, officials say

    More Arundel school kids getting whooping cough, officials say
    The Anne Arundel County health department and school officials have notified residents that there has been an uptick this year in cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, particularly in school-aged children, and officials want those who are infected to...
  • Latest measles outbreak highlights a growing problem in California

    Latest measles outbreak highlights a growing problem in California
    The issue of measles in California suddenly generated national headlines Wednesday thanks to a Disney connection. A person infected with measles is suspected of visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park in December after authorities...