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 John Rogers, Associated Press
The action at the University of University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University, Los Angeles — which together have more than 65,000 students — reflected the seriousness with which public health officials are taking the nation's measles outbreak.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, apparently pushing this year's nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. That would make 2019 the worst year for measles since…
Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York.
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.
Cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.
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…
There have been 387 cases through March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday. There were 372 last year.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Schools, houses of worship, shopping malls — anywhere that people who are not related to one another congregate indoors — will be off limits for unvaccinated children in Rockland County, New York.
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