Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fewer new measles cases reported last week in U.S.

There were just over a dozen measles cases reported last week in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heading to Europe this summer? Get your measles shot

(HealthDay)—As Europe deals with its biggest measles outbreaks since the 1990s, U.S. health officials are urging travelers to be up-to-date on vaccination.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should measles vaccination be compulsory?

As measles cases in Europe hit their highest levels this decade, should the UK adopt compulsory vaccination? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today.

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Can a business owner require staffers to get vaccinated?

Small business owners worried about the spread of measles may want to be sure their staffers have been vaccinated, but before issuing any orders, they should speak with a labor law attorney or human resources consultant.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: U.S. measles cases in 2019 reach 839

(HealthDay)—The number of reported measles cases in the United States climbed to 839 as of last week, the highest yearly total in 25 years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

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