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February 22, 2024 at 9:12 PM

6th case of measles linked to Florida elementary school outbreak

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton talks about an uptick of measles, a highly contagious virus, in a Florida elementary school.
February 22, 2024 at 9:12 PM
6th case of measles linked to Florida elementary school outbreak
February 22, 2024 at 8:37 PM

Children's MMR vaccine rate drops 2%, 250,000 kindergarteners vulnerable to measles: CDC

National MMR coverage has dropped 2% from the 2019-2021 school year to the 2022-2023 school year,
February 22, 2024 at 8:37 PM
Children's MMR vaccine rate drops 2%, 250,000 kindergarteners vulnerable to measles
February 20, 2024 at 11:27 PM

6th case of measles linked to Florida elementary school outbreak

A sixth case of measles linked to an outbreak at an elementary school in Weston, Florida, has been confirmed by officials.
February 20, 2024 at 11:27 PM
6th case of measles at elementary school in this state identified: Officials
February 20, 2024 at 3:10 PM

New measles cases have parents on alert

Doctors say vaccination levels could leave more children vulnerable. ABC News’ Alison Kosik reports
February 20, 2024 at 3:10 PM
New measles cases have parents on alert
February 16, 2024 at 9:25 PM

New generation of doctors learning to spot measles

Measles was eliminated in 2000, so many new doctors may not have the experience to know what it looks like when an outbreak occurs.
February 16, 2024 at 9:25 PM
New generation of doctors learning to spot measles
February 16, 2024 at 4:57 PM

Amid rising measles cases, a new generation of doctors is being taught how to spot the disease

Measles was once considered eliminated in the U.S. Now, doctors are having to learn how to rapidly detect and diagnose a disease they have never had to treat before.
February 16, 2024 at 4:57 PM
Measles was once an easily recognized disease. Doctors are relearning how to spot it
January 30, 2024 at 3:03 PM

CDC warns health providers about the rise of measles cases

ABC News’ Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the recent measles outbreaks in the U.S. and shares what symptoms to look out for and the best ways to protect loved ones.
January 30, 2024 at 3:03 PM
CDC warns health providers about the rise of measles cases
1 month ago

Measles outbreaks are occurring in some pockets of the US. Here's why doctors are concerned

Two decades after measles was considered eliminated, outbreaks are occurring in some pockets of the U.S. Here's why doctors are concerned.
1 month ago
Measles outbreaks are occurring across the US. Here's why doctors are concerned
1 month ago

Doctors' group offers free measles vaccines in Philadelphia to fight outbreak

A doctors' group is offering free measles vaccines for unvaccinated residents in Philadelphia to fight an outbreak that has infected eight people so far.
1 month ago
Doctors' group offers free measles vaccines in Philadelphia to fight outbreak
1 month ago

Downward trend in measles vaccination rates has health experts concerned

The national vaccination rate for kindergarten-aged children dropped from 95% in 2019-2020 to 93% in the 2022-23 school year.
1 month ago
Downward trend in measles vaccination rates has health experts concerned
1 month ago

Health officials warn of measles exposure at airports

Health officials said an infected person passed through Dulles and Reagan airports this month.
1 month ago
Health officials warn of measles exposure at airports
1 month ago

Philadelphia health officials are tracking a measles outbreak: What to know

The Philadelphia Department of Health said it's tracking a measles outbreak in the city, with eight confirmed cases as of Monday.
1 month ago
8 confirmed measles cases reported in Philadelphia: What to know
3 months ago

Global measles cases rose 18% in 2022 amid low vaccination rates: Report

Domestic measles cases surged in 2019, with an estimated 1,274 people sick in at least 31 states -- the greatest number of cases reported since 1992, the CDC says.
3 months ago
Global measles cases rose 18% in 2022 amid low vaccination rates: Report
8 months ago

CDC says infants should get extra measles vaccine prior to traveling abroad as cases rise

The CDC issued a Health Alert this week, warning Americans about rising measles cases linked to international travel.
8 months ago
CDC says infants traveling abroad should get extra measles vaccine
10 months ago

Measles outbreak in American Samoa declared public health emergency

American Samoa declared a public health emergency in response to a measles outbreak that's led to 32 confirmed and probable cases, all in children 13 years old and under.
10 months ago
American Samoa declares health emergency over measles outbreak
1 year ago

Measles outbreak that sickened 85 children declared over in Ohio

The measles outbreak that infected 85 children in central Ohio has been declared over, according to health officials. Nearly all the cases were among unvaccinated kids.
1 year ago
Measles outbreak that sickened 85 kids -- almost all unvaccinated -- is over in Ohio
1 year ago

Concerns grow amid measles outbreak in Ohio

The spread is concerning as children seem to be impacted most.
1 year ago
Concerns grow amid measles outbreak in Ohio
1 year ago

At least 63 children are sick with measles in Ohio

The central Ohio health system is fighting measles in addition to RSV.
1 year ago
Ohio measles outbreak reaches 63 cases
1 year ago

Heath officials report growing measles outbreak in Ohio

Heath officials have reported a growing measles outbreak in central Ohio, with at least 63 children being treated and more than two dozen hospitalized.
1 year ago
Heath officials report growing measles outbreak in Ohio
1 year ago

Ohio public health officials issue warning of spreading measles outbreak

At least 50 children, from infants to teens and all unvaccinated, have come down with the virus with 20 of them hospitalized.
1 year ago
Ohio public health officials issue warning of spreading measles outbreak
1 year ago

Measles is an 'imminent threat' worldwide, CDC and WHO report finds

A new report from the CDC and the WHO says measles is an "imminent threat" globally after nearly 40 million children missed at least one dose of the vaccine in 2021.
1 year ago
Measles is an 'imminent threat' around the world, CDC and WHO report finds
1 year ago

What you need to know about measles after Ohio outbreak sickens 19 children

Public health experts tell ABC News what people need to know about measles after an outbreak of the virus in Ohio sickened 19 children.
1 year ago
What you need to know about measles after outbreak in Ohio sickens 19 children
2 years ago

Measles outbreaks possible amid 'perfect storm' of conditions, WHO and UNICEF warn

A "perfect storm" of circumstances brewing for largescale measles outbreaks affecting children, WHO and UNICEF warn, as worldwide cases rise
2 years ago
Health orgs warn of 'perfect storm' for measles outbreaks
2 years ago

Risk of measles outbreaks growing as 22 million infants miss 1st vaccine: Officials

More than 22 million infants throughout the world didn't get their first measles vaccine dose last year.
2 years ago
Risk of measles outbreaks growing as 22 million infants miss 1st vaccine: Officials
3 years 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.
3 years ago
The high price of low vaccination rates: A single measles outbreak cost $3.4 million
4 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.
4 years ago
College student diagnosed with measles visited restaurants, retail stores, airport
4 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.
4 years ago
800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home
4 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.
4 years ago
800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home
4 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.
4 years ago
Parents get stern vaccinations warning in Seattle
4 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.
4 years ago
Samoa ends measles state of emergency
4 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.
4 years ago
Seattle students ordered to get vaccinated
4 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.
4 years ago
Vaccination edict issued for Seattle public school students
4 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.
4 years ago
Officials issue urgent health warning about measles for the holidays
4 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.
4 years ago
At least 5 airports report measles cases amid peak holiday travel
4 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.
4 years ago
Chicago airport reports passenger with measles entered 2 terminals
4 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.
4 years ago
3 major airports flagged for measles activity during busy travel season
4 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.
4 years ago
Measles alert at Los Angeles International Airport
4 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.
4 years ago
Anti-vaccine activist arrested amid deadly Samoa measles outbreak
4 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.
4 years ago
Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress
4 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.
4 years ago
Death toll from Samoa measles outbreak rises to 53, mostly young children
4 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.
4 years ago
Anti-vaccine leaders targeting minorities becomes growing concern
4 years ago

A brief history: Measles in America

Measles is a viral disease that is extremely contagious.
4 years ago
A brief history: Measles in America
4 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.
4 years ago
New measles case reported in metro Atlanta
4 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.
4 years ago
Could measles put you at risk for other infections?
4 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.
4 years ago
Measles infection could cause long-term damage to immune system, studies show
4 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.
4 years ago
No new measles cases reported for first time in 2019
4 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.
4 years ago
No new measles cases reported for first time in 2019
4 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.
4 years ago
NYC measles outbreak 'effectively over': Officials
4 years ago

Measles emergency 'effectively over': New York City officials

Health officials declared the end of the measles outbreak in New York City.
4 years ago
Measles emergency 'effectively over': New York City officials
4 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.
4 years ago
Four countries that had eliminated measles now have the disease again