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Jun 18, 2019

California Governor, Lawmaker Alter Proposed Vaccine Rules

California Governor, Lawmaker Alter Proposed Vaccine Rules

California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.

Jun 16, 2019

Summer Camp Is The Newest Front in Measles Outbreak Battle

Summer Camp Is The Newest Front in Measles Outbreak Battle

The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City...

May 13, 2019

US Measles Outbreak Total Soars to 839 Cases

US Measles Outbreak Total Soars to 839 Cases

Nearly 100 more measles cases have been reported across the nation since last week, marking a 10 percent increase in total cases as the number in the U.S.' worst outbreak in decades eclipses the 800 mark...

May 6, 2019

US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by NY Outbreaks

US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by NY Outbreaks

Five dozen more measles cases have been reported across the nation, an 8 percent increase over the prior week as the case total in the U.S.' worst outbreak in decades edges closer to a stunning 800, officials...

May 6, 2019

List: Measles Exposure Locations in Southern California

List: Measles Exposure Locations in Southern California

Another confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident and an additional non-resident measles case who traveled throughout Southern California are being investigated as part of a renewed outbreak of...

May 2, 2019

Seventh Case of Measles Confirmed in Los Angeles County

Seventh Case of Measles Confirmed in Los Angeles County

Health officials Thursday confirmed a seventh case of measles in Los Angeles County, but the patient is not believed to have caused an exposure risk at any public locations.

May 1, 2019

'Avengers: Endgame' Crowd Possibly Exposed to Measles in Orange County

'Avengers: Endgame' Crowd Possibly Exposed to Measles in Orange County

A woman who went to the midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" at an Orange County movie theater last week was diagnosed with measles, and now health officials are warning others in the crowd that they may have...

Apr 30, 2019

LA Investigating Sixth Measles Case, OC Reports First Case

LA Investigating Sixth Measles Case, OC Reports First Case

Health officials said Tuesday they were investigating a sixth case of measles in Los Angeles County residents, while Orange County health officials confirmed the county's first case of 2019.

Apr 29, 2019

Nearly 2/3 Quarantined by LA Universities Due to Measles are Cleared

Nearly 2/3 Quarantined by LA Universities Due to Measles are Cleared

More than half of the nearly 800 students, faculty and staff members who were quarantined following exposure to the measles virus at two Los Angeles universities have been cleared to resume normal activities.

Apr 26, 2019

Measles Quarantine Dwindles at Southern California Universities

Measles Quarantine Dwindles at Southern California Universities

Some students and employees possibly exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities were still quarantined on campus or told to stay home Friday, but the numbers were dwindling as people were able to...

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