Stories tagged: measles
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
A House committee has advanced a measure that would remove parents’ ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
Anti-vaxxers are spreading conspiracy theories on Facebook, and the company is struggling to stop them
As a disturbing number of measles outbreaks crop up around the United States, Facebook is facing challenges combating widespread misinformation about vaccinations on its platform, which has become a haven …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 8:32 p.m.
Legislators’ choice on exemption for vaccines pits public health against personal choice.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:56 a.m.
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Families can apply for an exemption on philosophical or religious grounds, but students may be ordered to stay home if the measles virus reaches schools in the districts around Spokane …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
North Dakota is sending an emergency response team to assist in efforts to control an escalating measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:38 p.m.
A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being …
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
Two confirmed cases of measles in Hawaii were in unvaccinated children who traveled to Hawaii from Washington state.
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected. Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated against measles.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
No measles cases have been confirmed in Spokane County as Washington’s statewide number hits 34, but the threat is growing and vaccinations are urged, health officials said. The number of …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Health officials in southwestern Idaho are warning medical care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles because of an outbreak in western Washington that has sickened at …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington has grown to 30, with nine more cases suspected.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:10 p.m.
Health officials have confirmed 26 measles cases in western Washington in an outbreak that began earlier this month.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Health officials now say they have confirmed 23 measles cases in Clark County since the beginning of the year.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4 p.m.
Officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in southwestern Washington has increased to 19 with seven more cases suspected.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
Brazil’s health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles.
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 11:44 a.m.
Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela.
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
National study shows Idaho counties, Spokane among top ‘hotspots’ for children at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases
Public health officials have long known that the United States has pockets of vulnerability where the risk of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases is higher because parents opt out of getting their …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
The Great War in Europe claimed its first local casualty: Paul Lindley, 23, of Addy.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Fifteen children died and dozens more fell ill after vaccination workers ignored basic hygiene procedures during South Sudan’s national measles vaccination campaign last month.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017
State lawmakers are not justified in allowing the personal exemption, which is one of the reasons the state’s compliance rate is relatively low. Past efforts to tighten the law have …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
Last year, nearly 13,000 kindergartners in Washington did not have all the required immunizations to start school. This means that several thousand kindergartners are without the protection that vaccines provide
Tue., March 1, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
Washington health officials have found the woman who was killed by measles was likely exposed at a Port Angeles tribal health clinic.
Fri., July 3, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
A local health official says a woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune …
Thu., April 30, 2015
A second person in Spokane County has contracted measles, the Spokane Regional Health District announced Wednesday afternoon. Last week, the first measles case in Spokane County in more than 20 …
UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2015, 4:57 p.m.
A second person in Spokane County has contracted measles, the Spokane Regional Health District announced this afternoon.