Measles cases skyrocket in Europe, killing dozens

Over 41,000 cases of measles were reported in the first half of 2018 – more than all of the previous year
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Download the flyer UCLA statement on measles case1. What is measles?Measles is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that lives in the nose and throat. The symptoms of measles include:Fever   (101°F or higher)CoughRunny noseRed watery eyesRash of red spots. Some are slightly raised. Typically starts on the face or hairline and spreads to the rest of the body.Measles can lead to serious illnesses, hospitalization, and even death. Serious illnesses include:DiarrheaEar InfectionBrain Damage        Pregnant women, infants, young children, and persons with a weakened i...
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A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to quarantine dozens of people at two Los Angeles universities, officials said on Thursday.
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California, which imposed some of the nation's strictest vaccination rules after a short-lived measles outbreak in 2014, is seeing a spike in cases, largely tied to people with measles in airports.
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A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity
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The CDC reported this week that the number of confirmed measles cases in the United States had reached 695, the highest figure since 1994 and more than the total number of measles cases for 2016, 2017 and 2018 combined.
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A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity
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After the outbreak began in October, more than 19,400 vaccines have been administered in Rockland County and nearly 200 cases of measles have been confirmed
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BOSTON (CBS) — There have been almost 700 measles cases identified in the U.S. so far this year, the highest number since the disease was eliminated in 2000, leading many to wonder whether they need a booster to stay protected from this growing threat. All kids need to get two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines, usually around one year of age and again around age four. For adults, if you were born before 1957, you’re probably already immune. But if you were born after 1957, you should have documentation of at least one measles-containing vaccine. If you’re just not sure, you can either have a blood te...
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