Measles

  • Measles Dec 25, 2019

    Austin Measles Case Not a Threat

    An Austin resident who was diagnosed with measles is no longer a health threat, but officials are urging some people to get medical attention if they develop a fever before New Year’s Day. Public health officials made the plea to anyone who visited specific Austin locations that the affected resident was in between Dec. 14 and Dec. 17. The Austin…

  • Sep 3, 2019

    NYC Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Has Ended

    A measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is over, meaning an emergency order mandating vaccines will be lifted, health officials said Tuesday.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Teen With Measles May Have Exposed Disneyland and Universal Studios Visitors

    A teenage girl with measles visited Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks this month and may have exposed other park-goers to the disease, Orange and Los Angeles County health officials said Friday.

  • Jul 3, 2019

    Show of Hands on Immigrant Health Care Belies a Thorny Issue

    In one unanimous show of hands, Democratic presidential candidates moved to the mainstream the idea of full health insurance for people who don’t have legal permission to be in the United States. But turning that debate-night moment into reality would mean reversing longstanding federal policies that have only gotten stricter. The idea is so new that independent experts say they...

  • Jun 18, 2019

    California Governor, Lawmaker Alter Proposed Vaccine Rules

    California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.

  • Jun 16, 2019

    Summer Camp Is The Newest Front in Measles Outbreak Battle

    Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been hit hardest by measles.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    New York Eliminates Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates for Schoolkids Amid Measles Outbreak

    New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Jessica Biel Denies She’s Anti-Vaccination After Lobbying Against California Bill

    Actress Jessica Biel says she’s not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions. The 37-year-old has drawn criticism after appearing this week in Sacramento with vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to voice concerns about the measure. Biel posted on Instagram Thursday morning that she supports children getting vaccinated and...

  • Jun 6, 2019

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    Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. Most are from outbreaks in New York in Orthodox Jewish communities. The nation last saw this many cases...

  • Jun 6, 2019

    US Measles Count Tops 1,000 Cases as Surge Continues

    Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. Most are from outbreaks in New York in Orthodox Jewish communities. The nation last saw this many cases...

  • May 31, 2019

    What to Know About Measles When Traveling

    As summer travel season begins, and there are new concerns over measles, Dr. Damien Mitchell from Medical City Children’s Hospital has advice for parents traveling with young children.

  • May 27, 2019

    The Measles Was Eliminated From the US — Until Parents Stopped Vaccinating Their Kids

    Cheryl Healton remembers the look on her mother’s face when the then 8-year old was diagnosed with measles in 1961. “I could tell by her reaction that my life was at risk,” said Healton, now 66 and the dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health. It was. While measles is best known for the rash it produces,...

  • May 13, 2019

    New York Has Stunning 82 Percent of America’s Measles Cases as Outbreak Total Soars to 839

    Nearly 100 more measles cases have been reported across the nation since last week, marking a 10 percent increase in total cases as the number in the U.S.’ worst outbreak in decades eclipses the 800 mark, officials said Monday.

  • May 11, 2019

    Tarrant County Named on Most At Risk List for Measles Outbreaks

    Tarrant County is one of 25 counties across the country that have been identified to be most at risk for a measles outbreak.

  • May 7, 2019

    For Some Patients With Weakened Immunity, Fear of Measles Has Upended Daily Routines

    There have been more than 760 cases of measles in America this year — the highest number in 25 years, NBC News reports. With measles scares happening everywhere from movie theaters to cruise ships to planes, individuals with compromised immune systems and their families are upending their daily routines to avoid getting the highly contagious disease. Unlike vaccine-hesitant parents who...

  • May 7, 2019

    Amid Measles Outbreak, Texas Vaccine Exemptions Rise Again for 15th Straight Year

    A Texas Department of Health Services report shows the number of people in the state who chose to not immunize their children for non-medical reasons has jumped this past school year despite a record-breaking measles outbreak in the U.S.

  • May 6, 2019

    Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

    Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected with measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth told The Associated Press late Sunday that a team of health officials took 277 blood samples and sent them to the Netherlands....

  • May 6, 2019

    US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by New York Outbreaks

    Five dozen more measles cases have been reported across the nation, an 8 percent increase over the prior week as the case total in the U.S.’ worst outbreak in decades edges closer to a stunning 800, officials said Monday.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    US Measles Cases Top 700, With Many Illnesses Among Kids

    Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York. As an outbreak of measles surges across the United States — with 704 cases this year and counting — some local health officials are trying to deal with contagion in unvaccinated communities by turning to extraordinary police powers from...

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Measles Outbreak Causes Quarantine at UCLA and Cal State LA. Here’s What You Need to Know

    County health officials have quarantined a number of students at UCLA who were possibly exposed to measles, and they also Thursday announced another case of measles in a person who flew in and out of Los Angeles International Airport while infectious, as they continue to reach out to more than 1,500 people who may have been exposed to measles by...

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