Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears.


Making the case for fluoridated water

A recent University of Alaska study that found an increase in childhood dental decay in two cities that halted the use of fluoridated water demonstrates why this public health measure is needed, says Dean Cecile A. Feldman ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being exposed.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak (Update)

Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 30 cases reported

The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew from 25 to 30 on Friday, with nine additional cases suspected—an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what's been identified as an anti-vaccination ...

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