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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Ohio accounts for 40 percent of measles cases nationwide

With 187 measles cases reported from Jan. 1 to May 9 this year, the United States is on the way to record the most cases of the viral, vaccine-preventable disease since measles elimination was documented in 2000, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Measles case investigated in southwestern Pennsylvania

The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating exposures to an Allegheny County resident diagnosed with measles and urging self-reporting by individuals who may have been exposed to the case. Measles virusImage/CDC Contacts More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Tennessee reports first case of measles in three years

An adult patient with a recent overseas travel history is the first confirmed case of measles in Tennessee in three years, according to state health officials today. The agency did not identify the patient but More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Ohio mumps and measles cases continue to rise, Ohio House staffer infected with mumps

The vaccine preventable diseases of measles and mumps continue their spread in the Buckeye State, in fact, the later has made it’s way to the State House. Mumps virus/CDC Statewide, the number of measles cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Manitoba: Eighth confirmed measles case reported, patrons of Winnipeg strip club warned

Manitoba health officials have announced the eighth laboratory-confirmed measles case of 2014 in a Winnipeg man, prompting them to issue a warning to people who patronized a local strip club he went to. Measles More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Ohio measles outbreak now at 26 cases, three quarter of cases from Knox County

The number of confirmed measles cases in Ohio has increased by a dozen since last reported Friday, with the total cases in Ohio now stands at 26, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Measles virusImage/CDC Knox More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 27th, 2014
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New York Governor Cuomo issues health alert on vaccinations in response to measles outbreak

With the spike in measles cases in New York state, particularly New York City, and around the country this early in the year, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a health alert Friday about the importance of vaccination More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Calgary reports eighth measles case of 2014 in Asian Buffet employee

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed a new case of measles in the Calgary Zone, and is advising the public of potential exposure locations. The newest case is an employee of the Asian Buffet restaurant and More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Ohio reports suspected measles outbreak, additional vaccine clinics opened

The Buckeye State, particularly Central Ohio, is not only battling a mumps outbreak, which as of Thursday totaled 273 cases, now health officials are reporting a suspected measles outbreak in Knox County in Central More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Update on Philippines measles situation

In a follow up to a report last month, the number of cases of measles reported in the Philippines has jumped to 21,336 confirmed and suspected cases from Jan. 1 to Mar. 20, 2014, according to the latest World Health More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Vaccines for Children program saved more than 700,000 kids in past two decades: CDC

PRESS RELEASE The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program’s success, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Vietnam measles death toll up to 127, pneumonia a major complication

As the death toll from measles in the current outbreak in Vietnam continues to rise, doctors are noting that a common complication to the viral disease being seen in pneumonia, according to a Thanh Nien news report More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Canada: Additional measles cases reported in Manitoba, Edmonton

Health authorities from Manitoba Health and Alberta Health Services reported new measles cases in the past couple days, including one from a flight from Vancouver. First, Manitoba Public health officials confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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World Immunization Week 2014 begins Thursday

The World Immunization Week campaign kicks off next Thursday, April 24 and continues through April 30 with the World Health Organization noting this year’s theme is “Are you up-to-date?”. Image/WHO According More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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NYC Health Commissioner Bassett on measles: ‘we must continue to remain vigilant’

The New York City Department of Health has reported additional cases of measles, prompting the following statement from Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett Wednesday: “Two new cases of measles have been confirmed, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Oral antiviral drug developed for combating measles shows encouraging early results

PRESS RELEASE A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says. Scientists from More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Former Playboy model, Jenny McCarthy, pens op-ed: ‘I am not anti-vaccine’

Former playmate and current hostess of The View, Jenny McCarthy got the opportunity to “clarify” her thoughts on vaccines and autism Saturday in an Op-Ed published in the Chicago Sun-Times. She comes More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Singapore reports two dozen measles cases in travelers to the Philippines

The Singapore Ministry of Health issued an measles advisory Friday noting that 23 of the 72 measles cases reported this year were in people who traveled to the Philippines. The Philippines are experiencing a serious More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Kings of Leon concert goes viral, possible measles exposure in Seattle

A woman who traveled to Seattle to attend a Kings of Leon concert, plus several other public places, has been confirmed positive for measles, according to the Washington Department of Health. Image/Video Screen More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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UC Berkeley student in isolation with measles, second reported case of measles at the university

The University of California at Berkeley and the City of Berkeley Public Health has issued a warning after a UC Berkeley student, who attended classes all week, was confirmed positive for measles Friday. Public More...


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