A new study reminds us of how much vaccine effectiveness hinges on one thing: our personal genetics.
By Nsikan Akpan
Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been hit hardest by measles.
By Michael Hill, Associated Press
The updated national tally has already eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases were reported.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Nearly 700 people possibly exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities are still quarantined three days after health officials ordered the precautions to contain the spread of the highly contagious disease.
By Associated Press
State and local officials are taking strong steps in response to the largest U.S. measles outbreak since 2000. In California, staff and students at UCLA and California State-Los Angeles were required to stay home after an outbreak there. Dr. Anthony…
By Karen Matthews, Associated Press
Officials trying to contain a measles outbreak in a county north of New York City on Tuesday ordered all unvaccinated people exposed to the disease barred from public gathering places, including houses of worship, for up to three weeks.
By Katherine Drabiak, The Conversation
A health lawyer explains what states can or cannot legally do when responding to cases of a communicable disease like measles.
The U.S. is battling one of the largest outbreaks of measles in decades, with 465 cases confirmed nationwide and 78 new cases in the last week alone. New York City alone has 285 confirmed cases since last fall. Dr. Oxiris…
In our news wrap Tuesday, New York City declared a public health emergency over a growing measles outbreak. City officials have confirmed 285 cases of the disease in Brooklyn and Queens since September, mostly among members of the Orthodox Jewish…
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