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When Chiefs doctor Kevin Bell heard how a 23-year-old suffered recently when she caught measles at a hip-hop festival in Australia it made him wonder how well protected his Chiefs rugby players were.
Federal health officials issued a Level 1 health watch for travelers to and from the Philippines , citing that country's measles outbreak as a source of disease among unvaccinated children in the U.S. Measles is a highly contagious virus that can spread through the air from person to person.
The Department of Public Health says the residents live in Middlesex County. The DPH did not release any other details about the patients.
A West Central Illinois health organization said Wednesday that it has confirmed a second case of measles in the Tri-States.
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When we were kids, the Milwaukee Health Department used to hang a quarantine sign on the door of a house when we had measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever and polio.
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Thomas Kienzle reports for the Associated Press on a study which found public health campaigns touting vaccines' effectiveness and debunking the links between autism and other health risks might actually be backfiring, and convincing parents to skip the shots for their kids .
According to the Department of Health of the Philippines, 1,163 cases of measles and a number of measles deaths were reported in the country from January 1 through January 11, 2014.
Childhood vaccines save about $10 in total costs to society for every $1 spent, a new study finds.
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Vaccines are doing their jobs preventing disease and death, and even bringing down societal costs, according to a new study in Pediatrics .
The government's public health message to parents suspicious of childhood vaccine safety is counterproductive, a new study from Dartmouth College finds.
Vaccine denial is dangerous. We know this for many reasons, but just consider one of them: In California in 2010, 10 children died in a whooping cough outbreak that was later linked , in part, to the presence of 39 separate clusters of unvaccinated children in the state.