The Ebola outbreak left clinics in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone unable to perform routine vaccinations. This makes them vulnerable to a measles epidemic that could kill as many people as Ebola did, experts say.
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An infant in Berlin died after contracting measles last week, part of an outbreak that has infected at least 574 people in the German capital since October.
Dr. Robert Sears is wrong on the science of vaccine safety, but he knows how to talk to concerned parents. His success exposes a gaping communication failure among mainstream scientists — one that social scientists have been shouting about for years.
Google claims data on low vaccination rates at its day care facilities are simply not up to date. But that doesn’t explain a year-after-year pattern at odds with the rest of its region.
Officials in Quebec say 10 people have contracted measles after a trip to California.
During the 1989–1991 outbreak, measles was an issue of poverty. Now it’s a personal choice.
Though complaints have been filed with the Arizona medical board against Jack Wolfson, a Phoenix cardiologist who has been vocal about the “dangers” of vaccines, his supporters continue to rally around him on Facebook.
They say parents who refuse to immunize their children should bear the societal costs of outbreaks of preventable diseases. Critics say that’s not practical, or fair.
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Public health officials in Canada’s largest city are investigating what may have sparked the mini-outbreak, which has now infected four adults and two children.
A mother recounts losing her 2-month-old son to whooping cough. She has a sharp message for parents who don’t vaccinate: “You could kill somebody’s baby.”
Her answer shows the power of a trusted doctor. “I was totally pro-vaccines, really, until Dr. Taylor.”
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There are currently over 100 reported cases of measles in the U.S. This chart roundup will give you a closer look at what that really means.
Officials said they aren’t yet sure what the source of the outbreak was, nor do they know if it is linked to the cases stemming from Disneyland.
Cases continue to crop up across the U.S. since a large outbreak was triggered in December 2014 by exposure to the virus at Disneyland in California.
Getting vaccinated doesn’t just impact your health — it can also affect the health of your entire community.
A growing number of pediatricians around the country are closing their doors on unvaccinated patients in an effort to protect the rest.
Kaci Hickox, who was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey, called the governor’s recent statements about vaccinations “ill informed.”
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A day care center connected to Santa Monica High School is closed after an infant was confirmed to have measles.
Christie called for “balance” and “choice” in vaccinations, taking a position at odds with the medical community.
“It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.”
Carl Krawitt’s story of trying to protect his son, who is in remission from leukemia, has gotten national attention amid a fervent vaccination debate and the rising number of measles cases.
Almost 70 students were dismissed from Palm Desert High School for two weeks or until they show proof of immunization.
A measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in California may have reached a Phoenix medical center, exposing up to 1,000 people, including 200 children, officials warned.
Dozens have been infected in a recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland. Here’s what you need to know about this disease.
As the number of confirmed measles cases climbed to 70, health officials reminded the public that vaccinations are the safest and most effective way to combat the highly contagious disease.