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The measles outbreak

An outbreak of measles that began before Christmas at Disneyland has spread to several states and dozens of cases.

  • California's measles outbreak is over, but vaccine fight continues

    California's measles outbreak is over, but vaccine fight continues

    California officials on Friday declared the end of the Disneyland measles outbreak, but the political battle over immunization that it sparked continues to rage on.In announcing that the health scare had passed, state medical authorities warned that California remains at high risk of another outbreak...

  • Vote delayed on California bill seeking to toughen vaccine mandate

    Vote delayed on California bill seeking to toughen vaccine mandate

    A proposal that would require more children to be vaccinated in California ran into trouble Wednesday amid objections that it would force thousands of non-immunized students out of public schools. The measure’s author, Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), agreed to delay a vote on it after being warned...

  • Vaccine refusal helped fuel Disneyland measles outbreak, study says

    Vaccine refusal helped fuel Disneyland measles outbreak, study says

    Although epidemiologists have not yet identified the person who brought measles to Disneyland, a new analysis shows that the highly contagious disease has spread to seven states and two other countries thanks to parents who declined to vaccinate their children. Using some simple math, a team of...

  • Measles outbreak: 156 cases, possible exposure in Berkeley restaurant

    Measles outbreak: 156 cases, possible exposure in Berkeley restaurant

    Health officials are on alert after an adult with measles went to a Berkeley restaurant last Friday, as the number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak climbed to at least 156 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico. Those who went to the La Mediterranee restaurant in Berkeley...

  • Measles outbreak at 149 cases in eight states, Canada and Mexico

    Measles outbreak at 149 cases in eight states, Canada and Mexico

    The number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak rose to at least 149 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico. The 123 cases in California span 12 counties. At least 39 of the state cases have been directly linked to visitors or employees at Disneyland during the year-end...

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