Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should measles vaccinations be compulsory?

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Healthcare cuts strongly linked to the resurgence of measles

Recent trends show that primary reason for the measles outbreak affecting several European countries is the decline in vaccination coverage. The spread of anti-scientific theories has been blamed, but it's not the only reason.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In Zika, echoes of US rubella outbreak of 1964-65

Just over 50 years ago, a highly contagious but seemingly harmless virus swept through the United States, infecting as many as 12.5 million people. In both adults and children, the virus presented as a mild illness, but caused ...

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