Officials again warn of measles exposure at LA airport
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials are again warning that travelers at Los Angeles International Airport may have been exposed to measles in recent weeks.
Brazil expects to lose measle-free certification
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says it expects the Pan American Health Organization to strip the country of its measles-free certification following the confirmation of a new case of...
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — County health officials say one more person has been diagnosed with measles linked to a Vancouver-area outbreak.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the total number of...
Michigan officials confirm travel-related measles case
OAK PARK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health officials have confirmed a travel-related case of measles involving a person visiting from Israel.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services...
HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — Health officials in mid-Missouri are searching for people who may have had contact with a person who has measles.
The state health department said in a news release...
Judge won’t let unvaccinated children back in school
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials warn that travelers at Los Angeles International Airport may have been exposed to measles last month.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona health authorities say Pima County has a confirmed case of measles involving a 1-year-old infant, the first such case in the state since 2016.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As a measles outbreak in southwest Washington continues to grow, hundreds of people, including families, swarmed the Oregon state Capitol to protest a measure making it harder...
SEATTLE (AP) — In the Washington county that is home to one of the nation's largest measles outbreaks, the effects go far beyond the 71 confirmed cases.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are calling for more parents to vaccinate their children.
The plea issued Wednesday comes as public health offices in the Pacific Northwest...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials say there have been 10 measles cases in the state so far this year, exceeding the nine cases last year.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As health officials monitor an outbreak concentrated in southwest Washington, the state House approved a measure that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio teen defied his mother's anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 — and told Congress on Tuesday that it's crucial to counter fraudulent...
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say two new suspected measles cases have been identified in a measles outbreak in southwest Washington.
Clark County Public Health officials said Saturday...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A measles outbreak in southwest Washington has added urgency for Oregon lawmakers as they consider tightening the state's school vaccination requirements, which are considered...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in Oregon announced a new case of the highly contagious disease unrelated to an...
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BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Boston are warning of a possible measles exposure after an individual with a confirmed case of the disease traveled from New York City to Boston and then...
CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers passing through Chicago's Midway International Airport last week may have been exposed to measles.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says an unvaccinated...
How ‘completely avoidable’ measles cases continue to climb
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 — and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at...
Montana bills seek to ease vaccination restrictions
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are considering loosening the state's vaccination requirements even as Washington state deals with a measles outbreak spread mainly by children who haven't...
Fifth possible measles case reported in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Oregon's Multnomah County are reporting a fifth possible case of measles.
The Oregonian reports four people already diagnosed with measles were exposed to...
Washington state measles outbreak now at 65 confirmed cases
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state health department has identified another new case of measles, bringing the state total to 66.
State Senate panel advances bill limiting vaccine exemptions
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state Senate committee advanced a measure Friday that would do away with the option for parents to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their...
Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.
According to WHO figures, there have been more than 68,000...
Washington lawmakers weigh 2 vaccine exemption bills
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As health officials identified a new case from a measles outbreak in Washington state, lawmakers continue to weigh two measures that would remove parents' ability to claim a...
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No new cases identified in Pacific NW measles outbreak
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health has not identified any new measles cases or new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.
Public Health spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong released a statement Monday saying the number of cases of the highly contagious viral illness remains 61.
Clark County, in southwestern Washington, has been the epicenter of the outbreak that began on Dec. 31, 2018.
Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears.
A massive immunization drive that started last week in hard-hit Manila and four provincial regions may contain the outbreak by April, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. President Rodrigo Duterte warned in a TV message Friday of fatal complications and urged children to be immunized.
Southwestern Washington measles case count grows to 61
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health has identified two new measles cases and two new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.
Public Health spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong released a statement Sunday saying the agency has now identified 61 confirmed cases of the highly contagious virus.
Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus.
The House Health Care and Wellness Committee approved House Bill 1638 on a 10-5 vote. The full House could vote on it in the coming weeks.
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Southwestern Washington measles case count holding at 53
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health hasn't identified any new measles cases or exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.
The Columbian reported Wednesday that only one new case has been identified since Feb. 8. One previously confirmed case was ruled out after further testing.
There are also four confirmed cases in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland, Oregon, and one in King County, which is home to Seattle.
53 cases of measles confirmed in southern Washington state
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Health officials in southern Washington state say they have confirmed 53 cases of measles.
The Columbian reports Clark County Public Health officials have identified one new case since last week, and one previously confirmed case was ruled out from additional testing.
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8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Eight people have died of measles in Ukraine since the start of the year, already half as many as died in the whole of 2018, authorities said on Wednesday.
The Health Ministry said in a statement that two deaths from the extremely contagious viral disease have been recorded since Saturday. Last week alone, more than 3,100 people went down with measles, half of them children.
Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — 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 to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
Vaccine skeptics protest bill removing exemptions
Governor urges vaccines as Northwest measles cases climb
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown urged residents to get vaccinated Thursday as public health officials in Oregon and Washington reported a combined 56 confirmed cases of measles.
The Oregon Legislature will likely take a look at ways to tighten the state's immunization rules in the wake of the Pacific Northwest measles outbreak, Brown said, although she didn't point to any specific proposal.
"I think we need to strengthen our legislation," she told reporters.
Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.
The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday that measles was confirmed in the three people Wednesday but that they pose no risk to the public.
Officials say those people were in close contact with the only other person confirmed to have the measles in Multnomah County. Officials say they had stayed at home and in contact with health officials.
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Aurora Sentinel, Feb. 3, on Northwest measles outbreak being a reminder of Colorado Legislature's vaccine failure:
A potential public health disaster last week in neighboring western states underscores why Colorado must end its perilous philosophical exemption to mandatory immunization.
Currently, there's not even a bill in our own legislature that would end the state's inapt vaccination exemptions.
Health officials say 5 cases of measles confirmed in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — Health officials say five cases of measles have been confirmed in southern Texas, including four children under the age of 2.
Health officials confirm 5 measles cases in Texas
Measles case in Pacific Northwest outbreak at 51
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials say there are now 51 confirmed measles cases in the Pacific Northwest and seven suspected cases.
Authorities said Sunday that 49 of the cases are in southwest Washington state, one is in Seattle and one in the Portland, Oregon area.
In Clark County, Washington, 42 of the patients were not vaccinated against the highly contagious virus and the vaccination history of six people wasn't clear.
Health Department confirms 2nd measles case in Connecticut
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed a hospital's report of a second case of measles in Connecticut.
Yale New Haven Hospital reported this weekend that is has treated two patients in the past two weeks.
The Health Department said Monday that both cases occurred in adults who live in New Haven County and both patients were treated and released from the hospital.
Data: 3,800 Idaho children likely not immunized for measles
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Recent data compiled by Idaho health officials show about 3,800 school-age children in the state likely are not fully immunized for the measles.
The Idaho Statesman reports there is a measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, with at least 43 confirmed cases.
Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout.
North Dakota sends team to help with measles breakout
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is sending an emergency response team to assist in efforts to control an escalating measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being exposed.
The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon's Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location.