Stories tagged: measles
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Senate bill to remove personal exemptions for all childhood vaccinations receives committee approval.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Recent measles outbreaks in states such as Washington, New York and New Jersey have cast a spotlight on a group of Americans who receive exemptions from immunizing their children on …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Some areas of Washington state are experiencing a measles outbreak and it has put brighter lights on vaccination rates. In the cases of children who aren’t vaccinated, the focus is …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
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
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
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
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
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
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
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
Two confirmed cases of measles in Hawaii were in unvaccinated children who traveled to Hawaii from Washington state.
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019
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
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
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
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
Health officials have confirmed 26 measles cases in western Washington in an outbreak that began earlier this month.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Health officials now say they have confirmed 23 measles cases in Clark County since the beginning of the year.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
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
Brazil’s health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles.
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
Washington health officials have found the woman who was killed by measles was likely exposed at a Port Angeles tribal health clinic.