Philadelphia International Airport
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John McDevitt
October 11, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Pennsylvania and Philadelphia heath officials are alerting the public that anyone who was at Philadelphia International Airport on two particular days may have been exposed to the measles. Read more here.
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A woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 11:29 am
U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week, a sign the nation's worst epidemic of the disease in 27 years could be in its final stages.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 02, 2019 - 12:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's health secretary is reminding families that childen have the month of August to get up to date on their immunizations before they start school in the fall. Dr. Rachel Levine says state immunization rules changed two years ago. She says now parents and...
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In this photo illustration a one dose bottle of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine
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David Madden
July 26, 2019 - 1:28 pm
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There's another case of measles reported in New Jersey, the 17th this year. And it comes from an area where cases have been reported before. Officials reported a dozen cases in and near Ocean County earlier this year and thought they were nipped in the bud back in...
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Air travel.
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Mike Dougherty
June 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer travel season is about to kick into high gear, and with measles going around, the Center for Disease Control says it's as important as ever to take appropriate precautions. Yes, some of this might seem like common sense, but Dr. Gary Brunette with the CDC says...
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Studying medicine.
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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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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
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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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