In our news wrap Thursday, the California State Assembly voted to require that nearly all public school children get their shots, or otherwise be homeschooled. Also, Congress completed work on a major trade package, clearing the way for the Obama administration to return to negotiating an Asian free-trade deal. Continue reading
U.S. health officials say the recent measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in Southern California continues to ripple across the nation with approximately 100 cases reported so far. How great a risk does this pose and how can people protect their children? Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Hari Sreenivasan for more. Continue reading
This year’s measles outbreak in the U.S. is the largest in 20 years, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A total of 228 confirmed cases have been reported to the CDC in the country between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014.