Disease Outbreaks

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

Feb 15, 2019

Washington state lawmakers have advanced a measure that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles

Horseracing to resume in Britain after equine flu contained

Feb 11, 2019

Horseracing in Britain is to resume on Wednesday with strict biosecurity protocols after an outbreak of equine flu

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

Feb 9, 2019

China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

Feb 9, 2019

Washington lawmakers are considering a measure to limit school-vaccine exemptions amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the state

Horse racing in UK off until Wednesday at earliest over flu

Feb 7, 2019

Horse racing in Britain has been canceled until Wednesday at the earliest over an outbreak of equine flu

Horse racing canceled in Britain over flu outbreak

Feb 7, 2019

Horse racing has been cancelled in Britain on Thursday due to an equine flu outbreak

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

Feb 1, 2019

A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout.

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

Jan 31, 2019

Authorities say a measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest has grown to 40 confirmed cases

Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak

Jan 29, 2019

Public health officials are scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest and are warning people to vaccinate their children

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 31 cases reported

Jan 26, 2019

Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington state has grown to 30 from 25. Nine additional cases are suspected

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