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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Schools prepare families for loss of philosophical, personal exemption for MMR vaccine

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 …


Second measles case confirmed in Idaho panhandle

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Two mumps cases confirmed at Eastern Washington University in Cheney

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, …


Officials confirm 6th measles case in Washington outbreak

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.


Officials: 4 new measles cases in Washington outbreak

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 …


US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

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.


Jay Inslee as candidate intersects with Inslee as governor

As presidential race heats up, Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Jay Inslee get closer together.


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

28 to remain on Scientology ship in Curacao in measles scare

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Q&A: With measles on the rise, vaccine is still best defense

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

U.S. measles count rises to 764, driven by New York outbreaks

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.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 11:21 a.m.

St. Lucia quarantines cruise ship after measles case

Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia have quarantined a cruise ship after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Protesters call for Inslee to veto measles vaccine bill

Governor Jay Inslee’s office receives an estimated 9,500 requests to veto the bill ending personal exemptions for the measles vaccine.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

Vancouver-area measles outbreak could soon be over

The Vancouver-area measles outbreak may be drawing to a close.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Quarantines in place at 2 LA universities amid U.S. measles outbreak

More than 200 students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

U.S. measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Measles vaccine exemption bill heads to Inslee

House gives final passage to an end to the personal exemption for the measles vaccine.


Spin Control: How the vaxx bill was resurrected

The bill to limit exemptions for the measles vaccination was thought to be dead Wednesday night, but came back to life.


Senate votes to end personal exemption for measles vaccine

An effort to save the personal exemption parents can use to keep their children from receiving the measles vaccine failed Wednesday night.


U.S. measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York

U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighborhood.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids

U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:34 a.m.

Divided Washington Senate panel backs end to personal exemption on MMR vaccine

Senate panel approves ending personal exemptions for parents who don’t want their children to have measles vaccination.


Clark County measles cases rise to 73 confirmed; two more suspected

Clark County Public Health has confirmed one new measles case, increasing its case count to 73. Two suspected cases have also been identified, but there are no new exposure locations.


2019 is shaping up to be the worst year for measles since ’90s

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 206 measles cases were confirmed in the United States in the first two months of this year, the highest year-to-date number …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Washington House passes bill limiting vaccine exemptions

In a late-night session, the House approves proposal to remove personal and philosophical exemptions to children getting the measles vaccine from state law.


Teen testifies to Senate why he defied his mom to get vaccinated

An Ohio teen defied his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 – and told Congress on Tuesday that it’s crucial to counter fraudulent claims …


Measles vaccine doesn’t cause autism, says a new, decade-long study of half a million people

The latest evidence unequivocally denying any link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella – a two-dose course that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says …


Fifth possible measles case reported in Oregon

Officials in Oregon’s Multnomah County are reporting a fifth possible case of measles. The Oregonian reports four people already diagnosed with measles were exposed to the highly contagious virus from …


Senate panel votes to narrow vaccine exemptions

Senate bill to remove personal exemptions for all childhood vaccinations receives committee approval.