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Local Health News, Newsroom State Health Officials Warn of Possible Hyannis Measles Exposure

State Health Officials Warn of Possible Hyannis Measles Exposure

son with a confirmed diagnosis of the illness visited the Whole Foods on Route 132 between 11:55 a.m. and 2:05 p.m. on March 28. State health officials said anyone who is not immune and visited the store may be at risk for developing measles. Click here for information about free measles (MMR) vaccine through […]

4/5/19 at 10:48 am     285          CapeCod.com
National Health News, Newsroom Here’s what you should know about measles, after a warning last week

Here’s what you should know about measles, after a warning last week

e United States as of Feb. 21, the CDC has confirmed 159 cases so far this year in 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. That compares to 372 cases last year. Here’s what you should know.

3/6/19 at 12:56 pm     513      , ,     Boston Globe
National Health News Many US Measles Cases Are in People Who Refuse Vaccines

Many US Measles Cases Are in People Who Refuse Vaccines

U.S. measles cases occur in children whose parents refuse vaccines for religious or philosophical reasons, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed 18 previous studies of measles in the U.S. and found that about 1,400 measles cases occurred in the United States from 2000 to 2015. More than half of these cases (57 percent) occurred […]

3/15/16 at 5:31 pm     1744      ,     livescience
National Health News, Newsroom One More Source of Air-Travel Stress: Catching the Measles

One More Source of Air-Travel Stress: Catching the Measles

week, in its bulletin the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC said that a toddler traveling from India gave a Minneapolis man the disease when the two passed each other in a Chicago airport gate in April. The man was getting off a flight; the toddler and family were waiting to board the same aircraft […]

7/1/15 at 5:04 pm     1197      ,     National Geographic
Local Health News Measles diagnosis on Martha’s Vineyard spurs public health alert

Measles diagnosis on Martha’s Vineyard spurs public health alert

a’s Vineyard Hospital and state Department of Public Health (DPH) officials are working feverishly to prevent an outbreak of measles following confirmation Friday that an unvaccinated child visiting from another state and treated at the Martha’s Vineyard emergency room Wednesday night was infected with measles. Measles is a highly infectious disease, and poses a particular […]

6/23/15 at 12:39 pm     1147      ,     www.mvtimes.com
National Health News A deadly shadow: Measles may weaken immune system up to three years

A deadly shadow: Measles may weaken immune system up to three years

easles virus is known to cast a deadly shadow upon children by temporarily suppressing their immune systems. While this vulnerability was previously thought to have lasted a month or two, a new study shows that children may actually live in the immunological shadow of measles for up to three years – leaving them highly […]

5/11/15 at 9:48 am     1103      ,     Medical Xpress
National Health News Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

sles outbreak linked to Disneyland has exposed gaps in immunization against the highly infectious disease. All told this year, 169 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia were reported sick with measles through May 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood vaccination remains a potent public health weapon against […]

5/8/15 at 12:10 pm     1132      ,     NPR