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By Patricia L. Foster, The Conversation
The 2018-2019 flu season was relatively mild compared to last year's, but it was unusual in that it had two peaks, one in December and one in May.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The updated national tally has already eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases were reported.
By Nsikan Akpan
If you had measles as a child, do you need another shot? What if you can’t remember if you were vaccinated? Your measles questions answered.
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 Fred Leonard, STAT
The success of immunizations in the U.S., as well as in other developed countries, has had unintended consequences.
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…
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.
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 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.
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