| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:38 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:15 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:31 AM
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. ...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:17 PM
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...