measles

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Lynne Adkins
May 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that measles and mumps have made a comeback, physicians may be diagnosing viruses they've never seen. Physicians in training are taught to recognize these viruses even though they had not been a big problem for years. Dr. Steven Herrine, vice dean for academic...
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The Freewinds cruise ship is docked in the port of Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island have quarantined the ship after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard.
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May 11, 2019 - 7:29 pm
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine following a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said the group is required to stay on the 440-...
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MMR vaccines
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May 06, 2019 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years. Officials on Monday said 764 cases have been reported as of last Thursday. It's the most in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 were reported. New...
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The Freewinds cruise ship
Bradley Lacan/AP
May 03, 2019 - 5:45 pm
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao announced Friday they will quarantine a ship with 300 people aboard that is heading to the Dutch Caribbean island after they were banned from disembarking in nearby St. Lucia because of a confirmed case of measles. Health officials said they will...
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Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Dan Wing
April 30, 2019 - 11:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The CDC says new measles cases have hit a 25-year high. There were 78 new cases reported last week, bringing the 2019 total to 704 cases. Health officials also warn that just because someone has been vaccinated, they may not be safe. They emphasize the importance of...
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Maureen McCormick
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April 29, 2019 - 12:10 pm
By Chloe Melas (CNN) — Maureen McCormick is furious that an anti-vaccination group is using her image to downplay the seriousness of measles. The group is referencing an episode of "The Brady Bunch" from 1969 in which McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on the hit show, catches measles along with...
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In this March 27, 2019 file photo, signs about measles and the measles vaccine are displayed at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
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April 29, 2019 - 11:37 am
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Measles continues to spread in the United States, with more 704 cases reported so far this year in 22 states. U.S. health officials on Monday updated the national tally. It has already eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases...
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A quarantine order was issued Thursday, April 25, 2019, for hundreds of 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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April 25, 2019 - 8:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune, officials said Thursday. The order issued late Wednesday in...
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This March 27, 2019 file photo shows a sign explaining the local state of emergency because of a measles outbreak at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
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April 22, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Mike Stobbe NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
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A woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
Seth Wenig/AP
April 15, 2019 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago. While 20 states have reported cases, New York has been the...
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