By Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
Over 200 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S. in the past few months. About half of them occurred in the Pacific Northwest, leading Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare an emergency and the state legislature to propose…
By Joshua Barajas
An Ohio teen who said he went his entire life without numerous vaccines testified before Congress on the dangers of misinformation and ideas that fuel the anti-vaxxer movement and put many young people at risk.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will begin at 10 a.m. ET. Watch it here.
By Jamie Leventhal
Here’s a look into how the latest epidemic started, why children may face the worst of it, and how it's no surprise that the outbreak hit the Pacific Northwest.
Washington state is experiencing an outbreak of measles, with 35 confirmed cases in a single county. The disease's flare-up is reinforcing concerns about insufficient immunization in some communities. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Jan. 27, government employees prepare to head back to work while the deadlock for funding a border wall continues, and a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the deadliest in the…
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. “hot spot.”…
For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.
By Laura Santhanam
All 50 states require vaccinations for students entering public school. But the vast majority also give families the ability to opt out of those vaccinations for personal or religious reasons.
By Associated Press
The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the year — more than in all 12-month periods so far this decade.
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