Stories tagged: measles
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
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 …
Sun., June 9, 2019
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
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, …
Sat., May 18, 2019
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.
Wed., May 15, 2019
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 …
Mon., May 13, 2019
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.
Sun., May 12, 2019
As presidential race heats up, Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Jay Inslee get closer together.
UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Vancouver-area measles outbreak may be drawing to a close.
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
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
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
House gives final passage to an end to the personal exemption for the measles vaccine.
Sun., April 21, 2019
The bill to limit exemptions for the measles vaccination was thought to be dead Wednesday night, but came back to life.
Thu., April 18, 2019
An effort to save the personal exemption parents can use to keep their children from receiving the measles vaccine failed Wednesday night.
Mon., April 15, 2019
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
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
U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019
Senate panel approves ending personal exemptions for parents who don’t want their children to have measles vaccination.
Mon., March 18, 2019
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.
Mon., March 11, 2019
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
In a late-night session, the House approves proposal to remove personal and philosophical exemptions to children getting the measles vaccine from state law.
Tue., March 5, 2019
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 …
Tue., March 5, 2019
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 …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
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 …