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4 months ago

The high price of low vaccination rates: How a single measles outbreak cost $3.4 million

Society bears the brunt of costs from anti-vax movement, study finds.
4 months ago
The high price of low vaccination rates: A single measles outbreak cost $3.4 million
2 years ago

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

A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles Jan. 8.
2 years ago
College student diagnosed with measles visited restaurants, retail stores, airport
2 years 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.
2 years ago
800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home
2 years 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.
2 years ago
800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Parents get stern vaccinations warning in Seattle
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Samoa ends measles state of emergency
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Seattle students ordered to get vaccinated
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Vaccination edict issued for Seattle public school students
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Officials issue urgent health warning about measles for the holidays
2 years 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.
2 years ago
At least 5 airports report measles cases amid peak holiday travel
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Chicago airport reports passenger with measles entered 2 terminals
2 years 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.
2 years ago
3 major airports flagged for measles activity during busy travel season
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Measles alert at Los Angeles International Airport
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Anti-vaccine activist arrested amid deadly Samoa measles outbreak
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Death toll from Samoa measles outbreak rises to 53, mostly young children
2 years ago

50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens

Authorities race to vaccinate the entire population of the South Pacific nation.
2 years ago
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Anti-vaccine leaders targeting minorities becomes growing concern
2 years ago

A brief history: Measles in America

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

Samoa shuts schools, declares emergency as measles kills 6

Samoa banned children from public gatherings, mandated everyone get vaccinated.
2 years ago
2 years 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.
2 years ago
New measles case reported in metro Atlanta
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Could measles put you at risk for other infections?
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Measles infection could cause long-term damage to immune system, studies show
2 years 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.
2 years ago
No new measles cases reported for first time in 2019
2 years 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.
2 years ago
No new measles cases reported for first time in 2019
2 years 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.
2 years ago
NYC measles outbreak 'effectively over': Officials
2 years ago

Measles emergency 'effectively over': New York City officials

Health officials declared the end of the measles outbreak in New York City.
2 years ago
Measles emergency 'effectively over': New York City officials
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Four countries that had eliminated measles now have the disease again
2 years ago

Measles outbreak in Europe: WHO

The World Health Organization calls the outbreak a “dramatic resurgence” of the virus.
2 years ago
Measles outbreak in Europe: WHO
2 years 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
2 years ago
Parents urged to vaccinate their kids against measles ahead of the new school year
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Measles concerns grow as kids return to school
2 years 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
2 years ago
2 years 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
2 years ago
2 years 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.
2 years ago
What parents should know about measles outbreak as kids head back to school
2 years 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.
2 years ago
New measles numbers show the disease still spreading at a slightly slower pace
2 years 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.
2 years ago
New measles numbers show disease still spreading
2 years ago

New school year, new measles outbreak?

America is in the grips of the largest measles outbreak in 25 years.
2 years ago
New school year, new measles outbreak?
2 years 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.
2 years ago
10 new measles cases reported at start of school year
2 years 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
2 years ago
Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Confidence in vaccines low in some major European countries amid measles outbreaks
2 years 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.
2 years ago
2 years 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.
2 years ago
New York bans non-medical exemption to vaccines amid ongoing measles outbreak
2 years 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.
2 years ago
NY bans non-medical exemptions to vaccines
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Number of measles cases in the US hits new record high
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Ebola-ravaged Congo now hit with 87,000 suspected measles cases, officials say
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Alarming new numbers in the measles outbreak
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Number of measles cases in 2019 surpass 25-year record
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Number of measles cases in 2019 surpass 25-year record
2 years 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.
2 years ago
971 cases of measles reported in 26 states: CDC
2 years ago

At least 880 confirmed cases of measles in 24 states: CDC

The 41 new cases from the previous week make it the largest number of measles cases in the U.S. in 25 years.
2 years ago
At least 880 confirmed cases of measles in 24 states: CDC