Health

Vaccine rates rise on long-wary 'hippie' island near Seattle

Sarah Day is a school nurse with "street cred" when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Florida measles threat grows as more young children go unvaccinated

As measles outbreaks are popping up across the country and the number of unvaccinated children in Florida is climbing, state health officials and parents worry that one of the most infectious diseases that was practically ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A case against vaccine religious exemptions

As of April 4, the U.S. has confirmed 465 cases of measles in 2019. This is the second-largest outbreak since health officials declared measles eliminated in 2000—a milestone that was largely due to widespread vaccination.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US health experts say measles resurgence 'unacceptable'

US public health experts sounded the alarm Wednesday over a resurgence of measles in recent years, principally in communities where people reject vaccinations and obtain exemptions for religious or "personal" reasons.

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