New York schools are being ordered to close down as a result of the on-going measles outbreak. Since October, over 300 measles cases have been recorded.
The steady rise of measles cases prompts urgent vaccination to help prevent the spread of the disease. Even adults who have received measles vaccine as kids may consider getting reimmunization.
Public Health April 19, 2019
Silicon Valley employees were put at risk of measles after a Google visitor was found diagnosed with the disease. The public health department urged the public to get vaccinated.
Public Health April 18, 2019
A woman who contracted measles has slipped into a coma after developing encephalitis. Health officials believe that she was vaccinated, but with just a single dose rather than the recommended two doses.
Public Health April 18, 2019
In New York City, where the measles outbreak has been wreaking havoc, parents are holding 'measles parties' to help their unvaccinated children contract the disease. Here's why purposefully exposing young people to measles is a bad idea.
Public Health April 14, 2019
It's only April and 2019 is already the United States' second-worst year for measles in nearly 20 years. With 387 cases in 15 states, the country marks the second-highest number since the disease was eradicated in 2000.
Public Health April 2, 2019
Rockland county declares a state of emergency as a response to the longest measles outbreak in the United States since the disease was eradicated in 2000. As of writing, there are 153 confirmed cases of measles in the county.
Public Health March 27, 2019
The unnamed traveler was infectious when he visited 20 places in Santa Clara County between March 16 and 23. The health department warned unvaccinated individuals to watch out for symptoms.
Public Health March 26, 2019
An anti-vaxx political leader in Italy was given a taste of his own medicine. Massimiliano Fedriga has contracted chickenpox as Italy schools start sending unvaccinated children home.
Public Health March 21, 2019
A federal judge refused the appeal of parents to allow their unvaccinated children back to school in Rockland County. The decision was a response to the current measles outbreak, which has already reached 147 confirmed cases.
Public Health March 15, 2019
New York legislators passed a bill to allow minors to get vaccines even without their parents' consent. The proposed law came after an unprecedented number of recent measles outbreaks in the state erupted.
Public Health March 14, 2019
New York had the highest cases of measles since October 2018 due to lack of herd immunity. Public health officials said that most of the infected individuals are from the Orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Public Health March 14, 2019
A passenger who tested positive for measles had a layover at LAX on Feb. 21. Public health officials warned those who were in the area last month might have been exposed to the contagious disease.
Public Health March 13, 2019
A man who almost died after contracting measles spoke about his experience with the disease amid the current outbreak. He was not vaccinated as a kid because his parents believe the misinformation being spread by anti-vaxer communities.
Public Health March 9, 2019
A number of states have introduced bills that will make it easier for parents to avoid vaccination for their children. This comes in the wake of a measles outbreak in the country that has already affected 11 states.
Public Health March 7, 2019
Jeffery Murawski was supposed to be under quarantine in his home but decided to go to the gym to work out. He was unfortunately spotted by off-duty sheriff's deputy.
Public Health March 6, 2019
Ethan Linderberger will speak in front of the Senate to talk about his decision to get vaccinated despite his parents' anti-vaccine beliefs. He will make an appearance during a hearing on the reappearance of preventable diseases in the United States.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2019
Some adults who received their measles vaccine as a kid may need to get another shot to be protected from the viral disease. These are the individuals who need revaccination.
Public Health March 2, 2019
CPG Pediatrics in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has a new policy to refuse treating patients who were not vaccinated. Here's why this is necessary, according to pediatrician Marc Bahan.
Public Health February 26, 2019
A boy from France who arrived in Costa Rica with his family earlier this month may have reintroduced measles to the country. The 5-year-old has not received the measles vaccine.
Public Health February 26, 2019
The FDA might take action if the states continue to allow parents to not vaccinate children despite the declaration of measles outbreaks in five states. There are currently 17 states that allow vaccine exemptions for philosophical reasons.
Public Health February 21, 2019
Parents and guardians marched down to Washington to oppose a bill that will require measles vaccination for students in public school. The bill is a response to an ongoing measles outbreak in the state.
Public Health February 9, 2019
Two cases of measles were recently confirmed by authorities, one on New York and another in Oregon. The case in New York involves an unvaccinated child.
Public Health January 5, 2019
People who were at Newark Liberty International Airport might have been exposed to measles from a passenger who was ill. It is unrelated to the ongoing measles outbreak at Ocean County.
Public Health December 29, 2018
At least 18 deaths were confirmed to be related to the measles outbreak in the southern Philippines. The lowering rates of vaccine coverage worldwide is alarming, but health experts said it is not surprising.
Public Health December 5, 2018
In 2017, 173,330 cases of measles were recorded, a 31-percent increase from 2016. Health organizations partially pointed at parental neglect as a reason for the uptick.
Public Health November 30, 2018
A new report from the CDC revealed that more young children have not received their recommended vaccines. In the past year, an estimated 100,000 children have no vaccines at all to protect them from 14 preventable but deadly diseases.
Public Health October 13, 2018
People who passed Logan Airport and went to a restaurant in Boston in mid-July may have been exposed to the measles virus. The United States technically eradicated measles in 2000, but the virus still gets into the country.
Public Health July 29, 2018
A visiting foreign minor was confirmed to have contracted measles during a stay with the host family in Snohomish County in Washington state. Local health officials released the list of public places visited by the sick child.
Public Health July 9, 2018
A measles patient may have exposed Dullus International Airport and Montgomery County individuals to the virus in mid-May. Most cases of measles in the United States originate from unvaccinated international travelers.
Public Health May 25, 2018
Measles complications can go from diarrhea to pneumonia and brain swelling. Though children below five years old and adults older than 20 years old are most at risk of such complications, measles can be severe for all ages.
Public Health May 13, 2018
The New Jersey Department of Health confirmed two cases of measles. Residents may have been exposed to measles in four places, including Newark Liberty International Airport.
Public Health May 11, 2018
If you’re in any of the tri-state cities of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, beware of a possible measles exposure. European tourists carrying the disease went around town and apparently spread the disease.
Public Health April 23, 2018
Five Santa Clara County residents are now confirmed to have been afflicted by a measles outbreak. Experts say, however, that public threat is very low.
Public Health April 7, 2018
Health officials are concerned about a possible measles exposure in the state of Missouri. A man infected with the virus apparently went into a museum and might have transmitted the virus in the air.
Public Health March 22, 2018
The measles outbreak in Kansas has infected more people, expanding to two other counties. Health departments are concerned that there’ll be more cases over time, as measles is a highly contagious virus.
Public Health March 20, 2018
Travelers who were at Detroit Metropolitan Airport's North Terminal on March 6 afternoon are at risk of contracting measles. This warning comes after a passenger who arrived on such day was confirmed to have the contagious respiratory infection.
Public Health March 15, 2018
New York City fears that an Australian tourist may have exposed people to measles earlier this February. The New York State Department of Health has issued a warning to those visiting certain hotels.
Public Health February 26, 2018
On Wednesday morning, a passenger with a confirmed case of measles landed at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. Now, hundreds of travelers are at risk of contracting the contagious and deadly disease.
Public Health January 15, 2018
Health workers who vaccinated children in South Sudan against measles reused the same unsterilized syringe 15 times. The investigation also revealed they committed another blunder that cost the lives of more than a dozen children in the country.
Medicine June 3, 2017
Germany's parliament will vote on a law that will oblige kindergartens to report parents of children who refuse vaccination advice. What will be the consequences for those who refuse to attend vaccine consultations?
Feature | Health May 26, 2017
More than half U.S. travelers who are eligible for the MMP vaccine don’t get immunized against measles before traveling abroad, revealed a new study. Almost half of them simply refused vaccination, increasing their chances of importing the virus.
Public Health May 17, 2017
The Minnesota Health Commissioner revealed that the state needed $5 million to combat the outbreak of infectious diseases in the state, including measles. The measles outbreak has stretched the state’s resources.
Public Health May 11, 2017
The measles outbreak in Minnesota was fueled by anti-vaccination groups, health experts suggest. Anti-vaxx advocates, including Andrew Wakefield, are actively engaged in misinformation campaigns against the MMR vaccine, targeting the Somali community in Minneapolis.
Public Health May 9, 2017
Minnesota health officials reported five new measles cases, taking the total to 29 since March end. While four of the cases were detected in Hennepin County, the fifth was reported in the neighboring Stearns County.
Public Health April 28, 2017