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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • The rights of the unvaccinated child: The legal view

    The rights of the unvaccinated child: The legal view
    In light of what's starting to look like a surge of measles cases spread by unvaccinated carriers, Hastings Law professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss offers some welcome insights into the legal rights of unvaccinated children.  The first two installments...
  • As California's flu season fades, new threat emerges: measles

    As California's flu season fades, new threat emerges: measles
    Just as California's record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived — measles. Fifteen Californians have come down with...
  • CDC urges flu vaccinations amid mounting H1N1 illnesses

    CDC urges flu vaccinations amid mounting H1N1 illnesses
    With several weeks or more remaining in a particularly deadly influenza season, U.S. health officials on Thursday urged flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of 6 months, including pregnant women. "Influenza can make anyone very sick, very fast and...
  • The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

    The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home
    [UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below.] In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed...
  • Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009

    Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009
    With 405 reports of severe influenza cases -- deaths, or hospitalizations requiring intensive care -- 2013-2014 is shaping up to be the most severe since 2009's swine flu pandemic, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Pakistan blast targets polio vaccination drive

    Pakistan blast targets polio vaccination drive
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants again took aim at a polio vaccination campaign in this provincial capital, killing one police officer and injuring another Sunday morning with a bomb blast. Police official S.P. Rahim Shah told reporters that a...
  • UC Berkeley student exposes Bay Area to measles, officials say

    UC Berkeley student exposes Bay Area to measles, officials say
    Bay Area officials say scores of commuters and other residents may have recently been exposed to measles after a UC Berkeley student who has the virus attended classes and took public transit. The student, who was not identified, took a Bay Area Rapid...
  • Vaccination exemptions still on states' legislative agendas

    Vaccination exemptions still on states' legislative agendas
    Eighteen state legislatures, including California's, have considered exemptions to immunization mandates in the last several years — and the issue remains a topic of debate, researchers said Tuesday. Most of the bills introduced in those 18 states...
  • Pakistan bombing is latest in wave of attacks on polio workers

    Pakistan bombing is latest in wave of attacks on polio workers
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Six police officers providing security for a vaccination team, and a boy standing nearby, were killed when a bomb struck their vehicle Wednesday in the latest deadly attack on health workers and authorities trying to fight polio in...
  • Only now does West Virginia firm say second chemical spilled in river

    Only now does West Virginia firm say second chemical spilled in river
    West Virginia regulators have ordered Freedom Industries to immediately disclose all materials involved in the recent spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 people, after the chemical company said there was a second chemical that entered...
  • L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases

    L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases
    Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths. H1N1...