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Measles Outbreak

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Why Is That Even a Question?

Gabrielle Van Tassel | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Gabrielle Van Tassel

Parents who argue, "My child doesn't need to be vaccinated because of herd immunity," lack foresight. Some patients are too young to be immunized for certain diseases.

Close the Immunization Gap! Get Vaccinated

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Until the second half of the 20th century, the only way a child could become immune to infectious diseases like whooping cough or measles was to actually get the disease and survive it. Too often, however, infection led to tragic, premature death.

California Vaccine Bill Passes Major Hurdle

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

California's mandatory vaccine bill, inspired by the state's recent measles outbreak, passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. Under the bi...

Measles: A Rising Public Health Threat

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

The Disneyland case illustrates both the fast spread of this virus and the urgent need for public health policies that can help boost vaccination rates and eradicate this disease once and for all.

How Many People Must Be Unvaccinated Before You Have To Worry About Getting Measles?

Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Francie Diep A team of Boston researchers did the math, and confirmed that yes, low rates of vaccination are indeed to blame for the spread of...

Mandatory Vaccine Bills Fail In 2 States

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

Legislation in Oregon and Washington state that would have made it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children failed last week in the...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

For Younger Americans, Measles And Polio Seem Like Distant Threats | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

In the wake of recent measles outbreaks, pollsters have noticed a trend: Younger Americans are considerably less convinced of vaccines' safety, less l...

Stop Blaming Illegal Immigrants For the Measles Outbreak

Cynthia Leifer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Leifer

Blaming immigrants for spread of disease is not a new concept in the U.S. and like previous spurious claims, this latest attempt holds no water.

World Health Organization Calls For More Measles Vaccination In Europe

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

* Seven countries record 22,000 measles cases in 2014/15 * Virus spreads fast in unvaccinated children * WHO Europe dire...

Big U.S. Majority Favors Mandatory Vaccinations

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics

By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A large majority of Americans favor mandatory vaccinations of children, a Reuters/Ipso...

CDC Official: Undocumented Immigrants Are Not Bringing Measles Into The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Despite claims to the contrary from some of the loudest anti-immigration reform voices in the Republican Party, the Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Toddler Dies Of Measles In Germany, Country Vows To Boost Vaccinations

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living

(refiles fixing slug) BERLIN, Feb 23 (Reuters) - An 18-month-old boy who was not vaccinated against measles has died of the virus in B...

Most States Do Not Require Teachers To Get Vaccinated

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less ...

U.S. Now Seems To Be Exporting Measles To Other Countries

AP | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

BERLIN (AP) — A spike of measles infections in Berlin has been traced to unvaccinated refugees, but at least two cases appear to have come from the ...

Measles Diagnoses Rises To 11 In Illinois

AP | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois public health officials are now reporting 11 people have diagnosed with measles. Cook County Department of Public Heal...

Vaccines Protect Our Kids and Our Communities

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

I believe passionately that we need to raise our kids in a world where they can thrive and be protected from preventable illnesses that threaten their health and even their lives.

Lydia O'Connor

Do Not Bring Your Kids To 'Measles Parties,' Doctors Warn | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living

California health officials and doctors are strongly urging parents not to intentionally expose their kids to infectious diseases after news broke tha...

Lynne Peeples

The Public Health Consequences Of Shoddy Science | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

The current outbreak of measles, on pace to become the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago, was made ...

U.S. Measles Count Increases To 173 Across 17 States

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

As of March 6, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 173 cases of measles in 17 states and Washington D.C. Most of th...

Over 100 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In California

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A total of 107 cases of measles have been confirmed in California, more than a third of them linked to an outbreak that...

Top Questions About The Measles Outbreak And Vaccine, Answered

Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents

By: Tia Ghose, Rachael Rettner and Tanya Lewis Published: 02/06/2015 10:17 AM EST on LiveScience The U.S. measles outbreak now includes at least...

Dr. America Calls Out Vaccine Villains

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Despite the media attention given to the Vaccine Villains, I am glad we have some political leaders who seem to be following Spider-Man's motto: "With great power comes great responsibility."

5 Reasons I Won't Educate My Kids

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

I've made what some say is a controversial choice. I refuse to force-educate my kids. I will not subject my children to dangerous schoolyards and suspect curriculum just because some expert or some government entity says I have to. Because I am a mom that means that the choice I've made is the right one for my kids.

Infant In Georgia Diagnosed With Measles

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Feb 9 (Reuters) - An infant in Georgia has been diagnosed with measles, marking the state's first reported c...

States With Looser Immunization Laws Have Lower Rates Of Vaccination

Pew's Stateline | Christine Vestal | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...