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  • Health officials see flu declining but warn of measles

    Health officials see flu declining but warn of 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...
  • 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...
  • What creationists and anti-vaxxers have in common

    What creationists and anti-vaxxers have in common
    The two stories don’t seem to have much to do with each other at first look: a rise in diseases such as measles and whooping cough in places with cheap, available vaccines, and charter schools using public money to teach creationism. They are,...
  • Vaccinating your kids: Is it up to you or up to the government?

    Vaccinating your kids: Is it up to you or up to the government?
    The topic of whether childhood vaccinations are a matter of public concern or a private family decision continues to be an issue that stirs a great deal of passion, sometimes becoming a heated blur of dueling science studies and emotional arguments....
  • More on the unsavory history of the vaccine-autism 'link'

    More on the unsavory history of the vaccine-autism 'link'
    The old line about a lie traveling halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on certainly applies to the supposed link between autism and the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine-- in spades.  Aaron Carroll, the pediatrician and medical...
  • The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic

    The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic
    Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014. A couple of...