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9 months ago

College student diagnosed with measles visited restaurants, retail stores, airport

A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles Jan. 8.
9 months ago
College student diagnosed with measles visited restaurants, retail stores, airport
9 months ago

800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home

Nearly 800 Seattle students will be kept out of school on Wednesday, their first day back after winter break, because they aren't vaccinated against measles.
9 months ago
800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home
9 months ago

800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home today in Seattle

Nearly 800 Seattle students will be kept out of school today, their first day back after winter break, because they aren't vaccinated against measles.
9 months ago
800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home
10 months ago

Parents get stern vaccinations warning in Seattle

The school district issued notices, saying children would not be allowed to attend class if they did not get the necessary shots.
10 months ago
Parents get stern vaccinations warning in Seattle
10 months ago

Samoa ends measles state of emergency

The government of Samoa ended the state of emergency it had declared in response to its measles outbreak that swept the small island nation of fewer than 200,000 people.
10 months ago
Samoa ends measles state of emergency
10 months ago

Seattle students ordered to get vaccinated

A measles outbreak has prompted officials of the Seattle Public Schools to take the drastic action of ordering thousands of students to get vaccinated immediately.
10 months ago
Seattle students ordered to get vaccinated
10 months ago

Get vaccinated or don't come back to school, officials tell Seattle public school students

More than 2,200 students were sent letters to get vaccinated.
10 months ago
Vaccination edict issued for Seattle public school students
10 months ago

Officials issue urgent health warning about measles for the holidays

They said an unknown number of people who had recently traveled through at least five busy U.S. airports may have been exposed to the contagious disease.
10 months ago
Officials issue urgent health warning about measles for the holidays
10 months ago

At least 5 airports report measles cases amid peak holiday travel

Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Austin and Richmond have all reported confirmed cases of passengers with the measles this month.
10 months ago
At least 5 airports report measles cases amid peak holiday travel
10 months ago

Chicago airport reports passenger with measles entered 2 terminals

Officials at airports in Austin, Denver and Los Angeles confirmed that travelers with the measles had also exposed an unknown number of fliers to the disease this month.
10 months ago
Chicago airport reports passenger with measles entered 2 terminals
10 months ago

3 major airports flagged for measles activity during busy travel season

With a record number of Americans flying for the holidays, three major airports are warning of possible measles exposure.
10 months ago
3 major airports flagged for measles activity during busy travel season
10 months ago

Measles alert at Los Angeles International Airport

Travelers at LAX were warned they may have been exposed to measles after three people infected with the disease passed though the airport last week.
10 months ago
Measles alert at Los Angeles International Airport
10 months ago

Samoa arrests anti-vaccine activist as it combats deadly measles outbreak

Samoa arrested a local anti-vaccination activist as authorities carry out a mass vaccination campaign in the Pacific island nation in response to a measles outbreak.
10 months ago
Anti-vaccine activist arrested amid deadly Samoa measles outbreak
1 year ago

Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress

More than 140,000 people around the world died of measles last year, most of them children under the age of 5, according to a new report.
1 year ago
Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress
1 year ago

Death toll from Samoa measles outbreak rises to 53, mostly young children

The death toll from a growing measles outbreak on the small Pacific island of Samoa has topped 50.
1 year ago
Death toll from Samoa measles outbreak rises to 53, mostly young children
1 year ago

50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens

Authorities race to vaccinate the entire population of the South Pacific nation.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Anti-vaccine leaders targeting minority becomes growing concern at NYC forum

The anti-vaccine movement has a history of targeting minority groups, like the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn and the Somali refugee community in Minnesota.
1 year ago
Anti-vaccine leaders targeting minorities becomes growing concern
1 year ago

A brief history: Measles in America

Measles is a viral disease that is extremely contagious.
1 year ago
A brief history: Measles in America
1 year ago

Samoa shuts schools, declares emergency as measles kills 6

Samoa banned children from public gatherings, mandated everyone get vaccinated.
1 year ago
1 year ago

New measles case reported in metro Atlanta

Cobb County, a suburban part of Atlanta, Georgia, confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated person, according to state health officials.
1 year ago
New measles case reported in metro Atlanta
1 year ago

Could measles put you at risk for other infections?

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is here to discuss a new study that says people who have had the measles are vulnerable to other infections up to months after they've gone away.
1 year ago
Could measles put you at risk for other infections?
1 year ago

Measles infection could cause long-term damage to immune system, studies show

A measles infection changes the body's immune response, effectively erasing the immune system's memory of previous infections.
1 year ago
Measles infection could cause long-term damage to immune system, studies show
1 year ago

No new measles cases reported for first time in 2019

There were no new cases of measles reported last week, the Centers for Disease Control reported Monday, which marks a notable decline from earlier this year.
1 year ago
No new measles cases reported for first time in 2019
1 year ago

No new measles cases suggests that spread of the disease is slowing

There were no new cases of measles reported last week, the Centers for Disease Control reported Monday, which marks a notable decline from earlier this year.
1 year ago
No new measles cases reported for first time in 2019
1 year ago

NYC measles outbreak 'effectively over': Officials

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio health officials have declared an end to the recent measles outbreak in the city in a statement released Tuesday.
1 year ago
NYC measles outbreak 'effectively over': Officials
1 year ago

Measles emergency 'effectively over': New York City officials

Health officials declared the end of the measles outbreak in New York City.
1 year ago
Measles emergency 'effectively over': New York City officials
1 year ago

Europe grapples with ‘surge’ of measles cases that dwarfs ongoing US outbreak

A new report released by the World Health Organization shows that the fight against measles in Europe is on a downward slide.
1 year ago
Four countries that had eliminated measles now have the disease again
1 year ago

Measles outbreak in Europe: WHO

The World Health Organization calls the outbreak a “dramatic resurgence” of the virus.
1 year ago
Measles outbreak in Europe: WHO
1 year ago

Parents urged to vaccinate their kids against measles ahead of the new school year

The new school year is starting as there are six active outbreaks and after months where recent records for the number of measles cases in the U.S. have broken records
1 year ago
Parents urged to vaccinate their kids against measles ahead of the new school year
1 year ago

Measles concerns grow as kids return to school

The CDC is reporting a dozen new cases of measles over the past week, making this year the worst measles outbreak since 1992.
1 year ago
Measles concerns grow as kids return to school
1 year ago

Officials: Teen at dance competition in Arizona had measles

Public health officials say a teenager competing in the World Hip Hop Championship in Phoenix has measles and may have exposed others at the dance competition
1 year ago
1 year ago

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood tourist hot spots and the beach this month had measles and may have exposed others, public health agencies announced Friday
1 year ago
1 year ago

What parents should know about measles outbreak as kids head back to school

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what parents should know about the rapidly-spreading measles cases as a new school year starts.
1 year ago
What parents should know about measles outbreak as kids head back to school
1 year ago

New measles numbers show the disease continues to spread but at slightly slower pace

The number of measles cases continues to grow, though at a slightly less rapid pace than was recorded earlier in the year.
1 year ago
New measles numbers show the disease still spreading at a slightly slower pace
1 year ago

New measles numbers show disease still spreading

The Centers for Disease Control announced Monday that there were 21 new cases of measles in the most recent recorded week, bringing the total number to 1,203 confirmed cases.
1 year ago
New measles numbers show disease still spreading
1 year ago

New school year, new measles outbreak?

America is in the grips of the largest measles outbreak in 25 years.
1 year ago
New school year, new measles outbreak?
1 year ago

10 new measles cases reported at start of school year

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares what parents can do to protect their children as they head back to school.
1 year ago
10 new measles cases reported at start of school year
1 year ago

Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids

The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools
1 year ago
Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids
1 year ago

Confidence in vaccines low in some major European countries amid global measles outbreaks

The U.S. is just one country where measles outbreaks are a health concern, and a new report published today evaluates vaccine confidence around the world.
1 year ago
Confidence in vaccines low in some major European countries amid measles outbreaks
1 year ago

Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

As of June 1, more than 1,000 measles cases had been reported in the U.S.
1 year ago
1 year ago

New York bans non-medical exemption to vaccines amid ongoing measles outbreak

Medical exemptions, which are relatively rare, will still be in place, but non-medical exemptions including religious exemptions would no longer be allowed in the state.
1 year ago
New York bans non-medical exemption to vaccines amid ongoing measles outbreak
1 year ago

NY bans non-medical exemptions to vaccines

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the removal into law Thursday, noting that the Empire State is in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in more than a quarter of a century.
1 year ago
NY bans non-medical exemptions to vaccines
1 year ago

Number of measles cases over 1,000 in US for the first time since its eradication

The Centers for Disease Control reported Monday that there have been 1,022 cases in 28 states through June 6.
1 year ago
Number of measles cases in the US hits new record high
1 year ago

Ebola-ravaged Congo now hit with 87,000 suspected measles cases, officials say

A measles epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country struggling to contain the world's second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak.
1 year ago
Ebola-ravaged Congo now hit with 87,000 suspected measles cases, officials say
1 year ago

Alarming new numbers in the measles outbreak

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what you should know about the climbing figure and how it could affect your day-to-day life.
1 year ago
Alarming new numbers in the measles outbreak
1 year ago

Number of measles cases in US in 2019 surpasses previous record in 1994

The number of measles cases reported in the first five months of 2019 has now surpassed every year since 1994, the CDC announced Thursday.
1 year ago
Number of measles cases in 2019 surpass 25-year record
1 year ago

Number of measles cases in 2019 surpass 25-year record

The number of measles cases reported in the first five months of 2019 has now surpassed every year since 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
1 year ago
Number of measles cases in 2019 surpass 25-year record
1 year ago

971 cases of measles reported in 26 states: CDC

This year has seen the greatest number of cases for a single year in nearly three decades.
1 year ago
971 cases of measles reported in 26 states: CDC
1 year ago

CDC reports fewer new measles cases amid record outbreak

The number of measles cases in the U.S. continues to climb but at a slightly slower rate than previous weeks.
1 year ago
CDC reports fewer new measles cases amid record outbreak
1 year ago

Chicago identifies 1st case of measles, nation experiencing worst outbreak in 25 years

There have been 839 cases of measles across the country, according to the CDC.
1 year ago
Chicago confirms 1st case of measles, nation experiencing worst outbreak in 25 years