measles

AP
June 13, 2019 - 8:22 am
LOS ANGELES — Actress Jessica Biel says she's not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions. The 37-year-old has drawn criticism after appearing this week in Sacramento with vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to voice concerns...
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June 07, 2019 - 4:09 pm
LOS ANGELES - A person infected with measles passed through Los Angeles International Airport twice in late May, public health officials said today, and anyone who may have been exposed was being urged to check their immunization records and report any possible symptoms. The ⁦ @lapublichealth ⁩...
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AP
May 30, 2019 - 1:18 pm
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 measles cases so far this year, the highest tally in 27 years, and experts say it's not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop. Measles, once common in the U.S., became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s. A decade ago, there...
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Getty
May 13, 2019 - 1:18 pm
There are new numbers from the CDC when it comes to measles cases nationwide. There are a total of 839 cases, which is the country's highest number of measles cases since 1994 when 963 people were diagnosed. Twenty three states have reported cases of measles but most have been in New York,...
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May 05, 2019 - 9:45 am
An infant who contracted measles is the second confirmed case in Orange Country, health officials say. The baby was too young to have been vaccinated. The child remains hospitalized and has no history of international travel. A patient with measles symptoms visited an emergency room in Pomona. The...
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May 02, 2019 - 3:38 pm
Health officials today confirmed a seventh case of measles in Los Angeles County, but the patient is not believed to have caused an exposure risk at any public locations. According to the county Department of Public Health, the latest case is linked to four others that were documented last month,...
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May 02, 2019 - 10:40 am
Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia have quarantined a cruise ship after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard. Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the island's chief medical officer, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the ship is still in port and that no one has...
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AP
April 25, 2019 - 7:13 am
California lawmakers advanced tougher rules for vaccinations late Wednesday after hearing hours of testimony from hundreds of opponents while the nation grapples with the highest number of measles cases in decades. The Senate Health Committee approved the proposal to give state public health...
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AP
April 22, 2019 - 7:37 am
Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York. That brings this year's total to 626. That is already the most since 2014...
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April 19, 2019 - 7:23 am
Los Angeles County health officials say they have confirmed the fourth case of measles involving someone who traveled through the county, this one centered around a passenger who flew in and out of Los Angeles International Airport. The latest case involved a passenger who arrived at and departed...
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