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King County health officials say they’ve confirmed a new measles case in a child, with possible exposures at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 at risk, according to a new analysis from the World Health Organization and partners.
Before 2019 goes away, Spin Control marks its highlights and low lifes.
U.S. health officials have confirmed that three children recently hospitalized with measles in Colorado traveled from New Zealand to Los Angeles International Airport before arriving in Denver.
Delbert Kienholz was standing at the train depot waiting for his fiancé, Florence Fancher, to arrive from San Francisco. But she wasn’t on the train.
Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system’s memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or strep.
More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world’s largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children’s agency said Wednesday.
The nation’s worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases.
Families with children who have personal or philosophical exemptions to the MMR vaccination will have to vaccinate their children or get a different exemption before school starts this fall. But the requirement for a new exemption can be easily bypassed.
Authorities have confirmed a second case of measles in the Idaho panhandle. The patient is a family member of a young child who was confirmed as the first case last week. The cases are the first instances of measles in Idaho since 2001. The child had had one measles vaccine but had not had the second dose due to age. Both are believed to have been exposed during international travel.
Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, which runs on a quarter system and has classes scheduled through the middle of June.
Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Authorities say four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington. The Washington State Department of Health says two of the cases were in King County and one each in Pierce and Snohomish counties. The health department said the exact exposure information isn’t known but all of those infected spent time in SeaTac Airport. Public health officials had just declared that a months-long Pacific Northwest measles outbreak was over.
U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years.
As presidential race heats up, Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Jay Inslee get closer together.
Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine following a confirmed case of measles.
Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
The Spokesman-Review asked health experts about any strategies to prevent a measles outbreaks, including for travel or if people can’t remember having the vaccine. Just four months into 2019, the U.S. has recorded the greatest number of measles cases – at 764 – since the infectious disease was deemed eliminated from the nation in 2000. No confirmed cases are reported in Spokane this year.
U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years.
Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia have quarantined a cruise ship after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard.