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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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New York City measles outbreak spreads to the Lower East Side

In a follow up to an earlier report, New York City health officials say the current measles outbreak has increased and spread to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, according to a statement today. Measles rashImage/CDC NYC Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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South Korea CDC issues travel advisory for the Philippines due to measles outbreak

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory for travelers to the Philippines today in response to the measles outbreak in the Southeast Asian country, according to an Arirang report today. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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California measles tally now at 49, Orange tops all counties

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received reports of 49 confirmed measles cases in California residents so far this year. During the same period in 2013, the Golden State reported only four More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Guam reports measles case in a child who traveled to the Philippines

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported Friday a confirmed case of measles in a four-year-old child. According to health authorities, the child has no history and/or documentation More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Vaccinations, the vaccine-autism link and Kristin Cavallari

Tara Smith, PhD, Associate Professor with the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology at Kent State University College of Public Health and owner of the blog, Aetiology talks More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Australia, South Korea among W. Pacific countries declared measles-free

With outbreaks of measles raging in areas of the Pacific–the Philippines and Vietnam to name a couple, the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region announced this week that four countries were More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Philippines reports thousands of measles cases in first 45 days of 2014

Measles in the Philippines has been a topic in several countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States ) as travelers returning from travel to the Philippines have been More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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Kristin Cavallari questioned by Kennedy about vaccines, Jenny McCarthy blasted on Twitter

The topic of vaccination and celebrities that don’t vaccinate their kids came up on television and social media recently that has received a lot of attention , especially in the wake of increased numbers of More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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California sees a 10-fold increase in measles, influenza deaths continue to mount

The Golden State has reported 32 confirmed cases of the viral disease, measles, to date, representing a ten-fold increase from the same time period in 2013 when they recorded three cases, according to The California More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Fraser Health warns of spread of measles in public in Chilliwack and Agassiz

  The cases of measles reported in children at a school in Chilliwack, B.C. appears to be spreading in the general communities of Chilliwack and Agassiz, according to Fraser Health officials Thursday.   Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Connecticut reports two measles cases in Fairfield County

Connecticut’s most densely populated county is the home of two confirmed cases of the viral infection, measles, according to a WNPR News report Tuesday. Image/David Benbennick The two patients are an adult More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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NYC measles outbreak grows to 19

The measles outbreak in the New York City boroughs of northern Manhattan and the Bronx reported last Friday has grown by three cases, according to a CBS New York report Tuesday. Measles rashImage/CDC The number More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Rhode Island health officials warn of possible measles exposure

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is working with Rhode Island Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center to notify patients who may have been exposed to a person with measles who was in both of these More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Measles outbreak reported on Costa Pacifica cruise ship , dozens affected

There is another cruise liner outbreak being reported and it’s not norovirus. According to the Italian news source, Il Messaggero (computer translated), the Costa Pacifica cruise ship has experienced an More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Philippines: Davao City declares measles outbreak

After reporting 230 measles cases during the past three months, the Davao City Health Office has declared a measles outbreak, according to an ABS-CBN report today. Measles Image/CDC According to Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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New York: University of Rochester student confirmed positive for measles

Just days following three measles cases confirmed in the Albany region and Rockland County, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) today confirmed that a University of Rochester student recently treated More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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Philippines: Measles cases up in Angeles City, Tacloban City

Since the time of Super Typhoon Yolanda in early November, the number of cases of measles have risen sharply in the Eastern Visayas, including Tacloban City, Leyte, according to a Solar News report Tuesday. Image/CIA There More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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China’s Datong University reports measles outbreak, 32 cases reported

Health authorities in Shanxi Province, located in the North China region, have announced a measles outbreak in one of the local universities, according to a Xinhua report Tuesday. Image/CIA As of yesterday, nearly More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Philippines: ‘Doc Eric Tayag’ talks measles, or ‘tigdas’ on Twitter

The Assistant Secretary of Health in the Philippines, Dr. Eric Tayag, went to Twitter today to talk about the viral disease and vaccine preventable disease, measles. He tweeted about the disease and symptoms saying, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Measles cases up 600% in Metro Manila

Department of Health National- Capital Region (DOH-NCR) issued a warning to the public today concerning the dramatic increases of measles in the Metro Manila area, according to the Philippine Information Agency. Measles More...


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