Disease Outbreaks

Vaccine rates rise on long-wary 'hippie' island near Seattle

May 20, 2019

An idyllic island near Seattle known for its counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates is seeing an increase in the number of children vaccinated for measles and other diseases

Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

May 10, 2019

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure removing parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school.

Health officials say NYC measles cases reach 466

May 7, 2019

The number of measles cases in New York City has reached 466 since the outbreak began in October

US measles count rises to 764, driven by New York outbreaks

May 6, 2019

New York outbreaks continue to drive measles case counts up to highest level in 25 years

Health officials: Arizona sees surge of hepatitis A cases

May 5, 2019

Health officials say Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix

NY officials issue fines, close schools in measles fight

Apr 29, 2019

Officials fighting a measles outbreak in New York closed schools, hit people with proposed fines and lobbied the legislature to eliminate religious exemptions for required vaccinations

Surge in US measles cases leads to extraordinary measures

Apr 29, 2019

Surge in US measles cases leads to extraordinary measures

Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at LA universities

Apr 27, 2019

Possible exposure to measles has led officials to quarantine more than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities this week

Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid US measles outbreak

Apr 26, 2019

More than 200 students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles

California vaccine rules advance over emotional opposition

Apr 25, 2019

California lawmakers are advancing tougher rules for vaccinations despite hearing hours of testimony from hundreds of opponents

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