U.S. Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark In 25 YearsMeasles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.
Amid Measles Outbreaks, California May Toughen Immunization RulesCalifornia may give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children shouldn't be vaccinated before attending school.
Bay Area Measles Cases Follow Traveler Exposed OverseasHealth officials in the South Bay are urging travelers to make sure their immunizations are up to date after a resident became exposed to measles during an overseas trip.
Vaccine Law Opponents Cleared To Start Recall Of SenatorOpponents of California's new vaccine law have been cleared to begin collecting signatures to recall the legislation's author.
Stanford Researchers Seeking A New Generation Of Vaccines Amid Measles OutbreakAmid the measles outbreak, vaccines are a hot topic and this week KCBS Indepth talks with Dr. Mark Davis, who is the director of Stanford's Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection, who says researchers are trying to better understand vaccines and create new ones.
California Legislators Introduce Bill Abolishing Parents' Immunization ExemptionsTwo California lawmakers who want to make sure as many schoolkids as possible get immunized announced a new bill in Sacramento on Wednesday that would no longer allow parents to exempt their children from vaccines simply because it goes against their personal beliefs.
Whooping Cough On The Rise Again In Contra Costa CountyAfter infections hit a record high last year, whooping cough is on the rise again in Contra Costa County.