Top News: #Measles

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Amid growing vaccination debate, measles continues to spread and is now in New York state:

Health officials announced that a college student diagnosed with measles recently traveled across New York on a train, potentially exposing untold numbers of travelers to the virus, according to news reports. Read more


Pediatrician Charles Goodman, left, explains to Frank Fierro, the father of 1 year-old Cameron Fierro, the need to get the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.Anti-vaccine parents dropped by some U.S. doctors:

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t get them vaccinated. Read more

Herd immunity and measles: why we should aim for 100% vaccination coverage:

Measles was considered eliminated in the United States in 2000. But if the first month of 2015 is any indication, this year will easily beat the record number of measles cases recorded in 2014. The narrative during this outbreak, or any measles outbreak really, is that measles is a highly transmissible disease. So transmissible in fact that 9095% of people must be vaccinated in order to protect the entire population, or achieve what is called herd immunity. Read more


measles‘Ow, Ow, Ow’: Child’s Bout With Measles Makes Parents Glad for Vaccine:

Three-year-old Uriah Krueger had been cranky and unusually off, but not so bad that his mom, Kellie, felt the need to cancel a business trip. “I had actually left to go out of town on a trip for work and left him with (his) dad and said ‘Oh, Dad, you’ll be fine. You know, don’t worry about this. Mommy does this all the time,” Kellie Krueger told NBC News. Read more


 CDC urges measles vaccinations amid nationwide outbreak; 100 cases confirmed so far:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House urged individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children amidst an outbreak of at least 100 measles cases originating at Disney theme parks in December. The virus was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. Read more