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.
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.
All UC students will have to be vaccinated against measles, meningitis, whooping cough and several other diseases or they will not be allowed to register for classes in fall 2017, university officials announced Friday.
Some of the biggest names in the national debate over vaccine safety were given the Hollywood treatment Wednesday at the premiere of a documentary challenging mainstream medicine’s denial that there’s a link between autism and childhood vaccines.
John Leddy was all set to send his 2-year-old daughter Vanessa to the YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool in Santa Monica recently when he and his wife decided at the last minute to ask about its measles vaccination rate.
Early this morning, I posted about the newly vocal majority on vaccination—the parents who are willing to fight back against the anti-vaccination trend that has been implicated in the latest outbreak of measles.
A group of state lawmakers announced legislation Wednesday that would abolish an exemption from the mandate that children get vaccinated before they enter school if it conflicts with their parents’ personal beliefs.
President Obama on Sunday encouraged parents to vaccinate their children and said the U.S. is doing everything in its power to rescue a 26-year-old woman held by the Islamic State, speaking in a wide-ranging interview also covering football and politics.
Alarmed by the spread of disease as some parents decline to vaccinate their children, two state lawmakers plan legislation aimed at increasing the number of youngsters who have been immunized when they start school in California.
California added one more confirmed measles case over the weekend, but state public health officials have warned that it’s premature to declare a slowdown in an outbreak that has spread to 10 counties, seven states and Mexico.
Santa Monica High School students and parents were alerted Friday night that a freshman baseball coach had been diagnosed with measles, as the California-centered outbreak continued to spread to other states and Mexico.
As the measles outbreak that started at Disneyland grew to at least 70 cases Wednesday, much of the attention has focused on how the vast majority of patients were not vaccinated for the highly contagious disease.
Struggling to contain a growing measles outbreak that started at Disneyland a month ago, Orange County health officials ordered about two dozen high school students without proof of immunization to stay away from campus.
Disneyland Resort employees who had contact with measles-stricken coworkers have been asked to stay home unless they can show they’ve been vaccinated or take a blood test to show they’re immune, Disney officials told the Los Angeles Times.
Health officials in Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties and the city of Long Beach released a list of locations where infected measles patients have been: Orange County 1/8/2015 Huntington Beach High School 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1/7/2015 Huntington Beach High School 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 1/7/2015 Spectrum Pharmacy 18 Endeavor, Irvine, CA 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 1/6/2015 Huntington Beach High School 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1/6/2015 Target Store Starbucks and Pharmacy 3750 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 8:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 1/5/2015 CHOC Children’s Hospital Emergency Department 1201 W.
Parents with students at Huntington Beach High School have been warned that a student infected with measles was recently on campus, and unvaccinated students reportedly are being kept out of school for three weeks.
As a measles outbreak spreads rapidly across Southern California and beyond, scientists have identified clusters of under-immunization in communities in 13 counties in the northern portion of the state.
The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland during the holiday season is now spreading beyond people who contracted the disease at the theme park, with those patients now exposing others after they arrived back in their hometowns, health officials said Saturday.
The measles outbreak centered in California is rapidly expanding, with officials now confirming 51 cases of the illness -- nearly double the number reported Tuesday -- and warning that more people will probably fall sick with the highly contagious virus.
The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland during the holiday season is now spreading beyond people who contracted the disease at the theme park, with those patients now exposing others after returning to their hometowns, health officials said Saturday.
The measles outbreak originating in Disneyland has spread farther -- to 22 cases statewide -- with health officials Monday warning about possible exposure from more confirmed cases in San Bernardino and Long Beach.