| Feb 7, 2011
| 2:31 PM
While investigating a cluster of measles cases in Perry County, the state Department of Health has identified a suspected case of measles that could have exposed other persons while infectious.
The possible exposures could have occurred at the...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Measles cases in the U.S. have hit a 15 year high according to the CDC and now the Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed five cases up in Noble County.
Nearly all the cases can be traced to outbreaks overseas in countries like India and...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:16 PM
In an effort to increase the immunization rates for school-age children, the Harford County Health Department will be holding early Back-to School Immunization Clinics for uninsured and underinsured students.
Each year, the Harford County Health...
| Jul 6, 2011
A small but growing number of parents think vaccines against childhood diseases are unsafe and are refusing or delaying shots for their children, despite the discrediting of a medical study linking vaccines and autism that stirred alarm.
Ground zero in...
| Jul 11, 2011
The topics of vaccines and vaccine safety spark emotional outbursts at scientific meetings and family dinner tables alike. But many of these debates are remarkably fact-free. Surprisingly few people — not just concerned parents but also doctors,...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Last month, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the first case of measles in the state since 2009.
This development demonstrates that even Maryland, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the U.S., is not immune to...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 8:46 PM
A warning from state health officials about a possible measles exposure on a train that stopped in Lynchburg.
Officials say a person, possibly with measles, was on Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train number 171.
The train made several stops on the east...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:54 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health are advising the public of exposure to a case of measles in Lancaster and Philadelphia counties.
An international traveler visiting Pennsylvania has been diagnosed...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:52 PM
It is a sad day indeed when newspapers publish diatribes against vaccines when our nation is facing a measles and pertussis epidemic simultaneously ("Mailbag: Parent disputes vaccination advice," May 27). As an emergency physician, trained in internal and...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:52 AM
The state Department of Health is advising the public of potential exposure to a case of measles in Berks, Bucks, Delaware and Lehigh counties. This possible exposure is in direct link to the July 11 exposure previously reported at the Rite Aid Drug...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:50 AM
“For those students who are beginning school for the first time, one of the most important aspects is to help the student understand that school is fun and exciting,” says Chuck Lionberger, APR, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke...