Surge In U.S. Measles Cases Leads To Extraordinary MeasuresAs an outbreak of measles surges across the United States — with 704 cases this year and counting — some local health officials are trying to deal with contagion in unvaccinated communities by turning to extraordinary police powers from the past.
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.
UC Davis Medical Center Warns 200 People Of Potential Measles ExposureThe University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento has warned 200 people that they may have been exposed to measles last month.
Measles Case In Santa Clara County Prompts Third Alert In Single MonthHealth officials in the South Bay are alerting the public of another case of measles in the county, the third such alert this month.
CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In 21 StatesFrom Jan. 1 to July 14, 2018, 107 people from 21 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles.
1st U.S. Measles Death In 12 Years Reported In Washington StateFor the first time in 12 years, a person in the U.S. has died from the measles, health officials said.
Proposed Law To Require Vaccination For Schoolchildren Faces Long Slog Through LegislatureCalifornia lawmakers will take another vote on a controversial bill that would force most children in the state to get recommended vaccinations before they are allowed to attend public schools
Disney-Linked Measles Outbreak Soon To Be Over In CaliforniaA measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and reignited debate about vaccinations is nearing an end.
Robert Kennedy Jr. Backs Off 'Holocaust' Comparison In California Vaccine DebateRobert Kennedy Jr. is apologizing for describing the number of children injured by vaccines as "a holocaust" during an event last week.
Robert Kennedy Jr. Compares Vaccine Debate To Holocaust As California Lawmakers Look At Banning ExemptionsAs lawmakers at the State Capitol consider a bill that would no longer allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children over personal beliefs, vaccination critic Robert Kennedy Jr. waded into the debate at a Sacramento appearance.
Patrons At 2 Berkeley Public Library Branches Potentially Exposed To MeaslesA person with a possible case of measles was at two Berkeley library branches last week and could have exposed library patrons to the highly contagious disease.
University Of California To Mandate Measles Vaccines For Incoming StudentsThe University of California system announced Friday that it would soon require incoming students to receive vaccinations for measles and several other diseases, starting in 2017.
Mayor Lee Makes Light Of Disneyland Measles Cases At San Francisco EventAt an event in San Francisco Thursday night, Mayor Ed Lee joked about Disneyland and how it became the origin of a measles outbreak that began over the holidays.
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.
Disney Theme Park Revenue Rises Despite Disneyland Measles OutbreakThe Walt Disney Co. reported another quarter of strong growth on Tuesday, helped by higher revenue from its parks and resorts despite an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in December.