Health Highlights: March 15, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: People at Three U.S. Airports May Have Been Exposed to Measles Two international travelers with measles may have exposed people at airports in...
Nearly two decades after measles was declared eliminated in the US, the country and the globe have seen an upsurge of cases -- including adults who thought they were protected by the vaccine. Now, some are questioning whether they are properly vaccinated and whether they are still at risk for getting measles.
Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable infection that was officially declared eradicated in the US in 2000. Yet, outbreaks continue to occur in the US. Measles cases have considerable morbidity requiring hospitalization. We sought to describe the incidence, associations, comorbidities, and outcomes of hospitalizations for measles in the US. The 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a 20% sample of US hospitalizations, was analyzed. Measles was diagnosed using ICD9 codes (n=582).
An expert answers 5 common questions about the measles vaccine
As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.
There are at least 555 confirmed cases in 20 states, according to the CDC
The parents all live within the four Brooklyn ZIP codes that have been ordered in a 'state of emergency' to vaccinate everyone - children and adults - against measles to control the outbreak.
Health officials fear Americans traveling for this weekend's religious holidays could worsen the growing measles outbreak. There are at least 555 confirmed cases in 20 states, according to the CDC, and most are said to affect school-age kids. Mola Lenghi reports.
(Natural News) In the first four months of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed 555 cases of measles across 20 states. In comparison, there were 382 cases in all of 2018 and just 120 back in 2017. Five years ago, there were 667 confirmed cases, spurring media frenzy. In their latest report,...
A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City's recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city's public health authority exceeded its authority.
A Brooklyn judge on Thursday denied a petition seeking to lift New York City's recently-imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, dismissing a court challenge brought by an anonymous group of parents who argued the order was unconstitutional.