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Detroit Health Officials Confirm New Measles Case In Resident Who Returned From Overseas

A Detroit resident was recently admitted to the Children's Hospital of Michigan ER after coming down with measles. The man had reportedly traveled abroad recently.

Public Health July 20, 2019

US To Lose Measles Elimination Status If Outbreak Continues Until October 2019

The CDC warned that the United States may lose its measles elimination status if the current outbreak is not contained by October. The country already has 981 confirmed cases of infection in the first five months of 2019.

Public Health June 4, 2019

Health Officials Proposing 'No-Fly' Measures To Prevent Spread Of Measles

Eight individuals who might be infected with measles have been warned that they might be placed on the CDC's Do Not Board List. The measure was adopted to prevent people who are contagious from traveling on a plane.

Public Health May 27, 2019

Moviegoers Watching Midnight Screening Of 'Avengers: Endgame' May Have Been Exposed To Measles

A woman might have exposed movie fans to measles at a screening of 'Avengers: Endgame' in Orange County, California on Thursday. The authorities advised those who were at the cinema to look out for symptoms of the highly contagious disease.

Public Health May 2, 2019

New Bill May Soon Require Doctors To Treat Unvaccinated Children

A doctor examining a young patient. A new bill in Pennsylvania will prohibit doctors from scolding, harassing, coercing parents of patients to vaccinate their children. They also would not be allowed to deny care for sick unvaccinated patients.

Public Health May 1, 2019

Parents File Lawsuit Against Emergency Vaccination Orders In New York

An anonymous lawsuit filed against the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene claimed that the mandatory measles vaccination was unjustifiable and a violation of their legal rights. The petitioners appealed for a preliminary injunction and restraining order.

Public Health April 18, 2019

Measles Outbreak Kills Over 1,200 In Madagascar Amid Lack Of Resources To Fight Infectious Disease

The current measles outbreak has killed over 1,200 in Madagascar. The World Health Organization and the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar have coordinated nationwide response activities to address the epidemic.

Public Health April 15, 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

New York City Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles Outbreak In Brooklyn: What You Need To Know

The NYC Health Department issued mandatory vaccination for residents living in or near Williamsburg. Unvaccinated individuals should have their shots within 48 hours or face $1,000 fine.

Public Health April 11, 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

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

Unvaccinated Kids Banned From Attending Schools In Italy

Three hundred children without mandatory vaccinations are turned away from kindergarten after parents failed to provide proper documentation of their immunizations. These measures are implemented under the Lorenzin law passed in 2017.

Public Health March 14, 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

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

More Affected By Measles Outbreak In Washington Including Attendee At Trail Blazers Game In Portland

Authorities so far confirmed 19 cases of measles related to the ongoing outbreak in Washington state. One of the affected was one of over 19,000 audience members at a basketball game.

Public Health January 19, 2019

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 Outbreak In New Jersey County Affects 15

A measles outbreak in Ocean County, New Jersey has already affected 15 people. People who visited certain public locations at specific times may be at risk of being infected.

Public Health November 25, 2018

Polio Hits Venezuela For The First Time In 30 Years Amid Healthcare Crisis

The first case of poliovirus nearly 30 years after its eradication surfaced in the Warao communities in Venezuela’s Orinoco Delta. A 2012 study also showed that 10 percent of the indigenous tribe contracted the HIV virus that causes AIDS.

Public Health June 11, 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

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

‘Unacceptable Tragedy’: Measles Claims 35 Child Lives In Europe

In a new statement, the World Health Organization has released details on measles deaths in Europe. The U.N. agency has hit low coverage of the measles vaccine for the spread of the contagious disease.

Public Health July 12, 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 Face Opposition From Anti-Vaccine Activists Over Measles Vaccination

Minnesota health officials faced opposition from anti-vaccine activists. The activists tried to advocate the dangers of measles vaccination in kids to the Somali-Minnesotan community.

Public Health April 29, 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

New Measles Case Confirmed In Minnesota: Health Officials Estimating Numbers To Increase

Minnesota recorded the ninth case of measles infecting young children, all of whom were not vaccinated. Most of the infected children belonged to the Somali-American region, having a history of low vaccination rates.

Public Health April 18, 2017

Measles Outbreak In Europe: More Than 500 Infected By Contagious Virus Amid Declining Vaccination Rates

Countries most hit by the measles outbreak in Europe have low vaccination rates, WHO revealed. What factors are behind the declining immunization levels in these countries?

Public Health March 29, 2017

Person Infected With Measles Attends Northern Illinois University Graduation Ceremony

A relative of a graduating student might have exposed other people to measles during the Northern Illinois University graduation ceremony on May 14. The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed it as northern Illinois's first measles case.

Public Health May 23, 2016

One In Five Pediatricians Dismiss Unvaccinated Patients: Survey

A U.S. study found that one in five pediatricians in the county refuses to treat unvaccinated children. Twenty-one percent of pediatricians 'often' dismiss families who chose not to have their children vaccinated for personal or religious reasons.

Life November 3, 2015

US Faces Looming Measles Outbreak: One In 8 Children At Risk Of Contracting The Disease

One in every eight children in the United States is at risk of acquiring measles, a new study says. Researchers fear that an outbreak is looming over the country.

Life October 9, 2015

Washington Woman Dies From Measles: First Case In The US In More Than A Decade

A measles death in Washington is the first such death confirmed in the U.S. since 2003, officials say. The woman was likely exposed during a recent outbreak in the state, they say.

Life July 5, 2015

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Tough Vaccine Bill Into Law Amid Cheers And Fears

California parents can no longer seek vaccination exemption based on religious or personal belief grounds under a new measure. 'Science is clear' on the protection vaccines can provide, Gov. Brown says.

Life June 30, 2015

California Legislature Passes Bill That Requires Mandatory Vaccinations For School-Going Kids: What You Should Know

Bill that would end religious and personal belief exemptions from California vaccination requirements awaits the governor's signature. Parents would face choice of vaccinating their children or home-schooling them if it becomes law.

Life June 30, 2015

California Moves Closer To Ending Parents' Option To Exempt Their Children From Vaccinations

The state Senate passes a bill to end vaccination exemptions based on parents' religious or personal beliefs. The bill will now go to the state Assembly and, if passed there, Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign it.

Society May 14, 2015

Elmo And US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Encourage Kids To Get Vaccinated In Funny New Video

Beloved Sesame Street character and the nation's top physician get together to urge children and their parents to get vaccinated. Surgeon General calls vaccines "most successful" public health tool.

Internet Culture April 19, 2015

Measles Outbreak Declared Over Following Cases Linked To Disneyland

The Disneyland measles outbreak is over, California health officials declare. What started this rash of cases?

Internet Culture April 17, 2015

Study Confirms Low Vaccine Rates Responsible For Measles Outbreak

Measles outbreak in the U.S. got a foothold because vaccination rates among the exposed population are low, researchers say. Rate may be as low as 50 percent in some outbreak case clusters, they say.

Life March 16, 2015

The Internet Predictably Reacts To The Measles Outbreak With Memes

While the spread of the measles outbreak is no laughing matter, the Internet has reacted in its typical fashion with some funny memes.

Internet Culture February 5, 2015

Measles Outbreak: 92 Percent Of Doctors Blame It On Anti-Vaccine Parents

Doctors in poll blame resurgence of measles on "anti-vaxxer" parents. Some say they will not allow un-vaccinated families in their practices.

Life February 2, 2015

Measles Scare: Bard College Student With Measles Took Amtrak From Penn Station, Exposing Hundreds To Disease

College student with confirmed case of measles was contagious during train journey in New York, officials say. Anyone who took that train journey warned to be on lookout of symptoms.

Life February 1, 2015

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