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Four More New York Schools Close Amid Measles Outbreak, Emergency Order On Vaccination Still In Place

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.

Public Health

Vaccinated Adults May Still Get Measles: Find Out If You Need Another Jab

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

Google's Silicon Valley Employees Exposed To Measles After Visit Of Sick Individual

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

Flight Attendant Who Works For Israel Airline El Al In Coma After Getting Measles

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

NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot Warns About 'Measles Party': Why Deliberate Exposure To Infectious Disease Is Dangerous

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

US Measles Hit Second Highest Level Since Disease Was Eliminated In 2000

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

Measles Outbreak: New York County Declares State of Emergency, Bans Unvaccinated Minors In Public

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

Traveler With Measles Exposed Santa Clara County Residents To Virus: Here Are The Places He Visited

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

Massimiliano Fedriga, Politician Who Opposed Italy's Mandatory Vaccination Rules, Hospitalized After Contracting Chickenpox

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

Anti-Vax Parents Want Kids Back In School But Judge Disagrees

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

Bill Aims To Allow Minors To Receive Vaccinations Without Parental Consent

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

Orthodox Jews In New York Hit With The Worst Measles Outbreak In Decades, And Here’s Why

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

Health Officials Warn LAX Travelers Of Possible Measles Exposure

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

Son Of Anti-Vaxers Shares Message About Vaccination After Getting Sick From Measles

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

At Least 20 US States Propose Anti-Vaccination Bills Amid Measles Outbreaks

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

Wisconsin Man Jeffery Murawski Criminally Charged For Breaking Measles Quarantine To Go To Gym

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

Teen Who Got Vaccinated Behind Parents' Backs To Speak Before Congress

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

Adults Who Had Measles Vaccination As Kids May No Longer Be Protected From Viral Disease

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

South Carolina Pediatrician Marc Bahan Explains Why CPG Pediatrics Turns Away Unvaccinated Patients Amid Measles Outbreak

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

Unvaccinated French Tourist May Have Reinstroduced Measles To Costa Rica

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

State Sanctioned Vaccine Exemptions Could Force Federal Hands To Move, Says FDA Chief

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

Hundreds Join Antivax Rally In Washington Following Measles Outbreak

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

Measles Cases Confirmed In New York And Oregon

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

Travelers Who Went Through Newark Airport On Christmas Eve Possibly Exposed To Measles

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

Low Trust On Vaccines Puts More Children At Risk In The Philippines

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

Measles Cases Increase By 31 Percent In 2017, Parents Partly To Blame

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

CDC Says Number Of Unvaccinated Children Growing Alarmingly

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

Boston Officials Warn Of Possible Measles Exposure In Restaurant And Airport

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

Child Visiting US May Have Spread Measles: These Are The Public Places The Youngster Visited

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

Measles Patient May Have Exposed Virus To People At Dulles International Airport And Other Areas

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

New Jersey Authorities Confirm Travel-Related Measles Cases: What's The Threat?

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

Up To 4 Places In New Jersey Could

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

State Health Officials Issue Measles Exposure Warning For Tri-State Area

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

Measles Outbreak In Santa Clara County: Five Cases Confirmed So Far

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

Officials Caution About Possible Measles Exposure In St. Louis, Missouri

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

Kansas Suffers Measles Outbreak, Now With 10 Cases Across Different Counties

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

Measles Alert: Detroit Metropolitan Airport Travelers At Risk Of Exposure To Contagious Infection

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 Fears Australian Tourist May Have Spread Measles In Early February

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

Measles Patient Possibly Exposed Hundreds Of Airport Passengers To Contagious Disease

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

Contaminated Measles Vaccine Kills 15 Children In South Sudan

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 Vaccination Law To Oblige Kindergartens To Report Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Kids

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

Millions Of US Travelers Skip The Measles Vaccine: Here Are The Potential Consequences

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

Minnesota Health Department Needs $5 Million To Combat Measles Outbreak In The State

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

Anti-Vaxx Drive Continues Amid Measles Outbreak In Minnesota: What’s Fueling Our Vaccine Fears?

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 Report 5 New Measles Cases

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

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