Tag Archives: Measles

Could Your Home County Be A Measles Hotspot?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could a computer model pinpoint where measles outbreaks are likely to occur? That’s exactly what researchers did, accurately predicting some of the U.S. regions where measles might spread. Their predictions included counties in New York, Washington state and Oregon, where measles outbreaks are… Read More »

Health officials quarantine a cruise ship in St. Lucia after confirming a case of measles

This is an undated file photo of St. Lucia. Prisma Bildagentur | UIG | Getty Images Health officials in St. Lucia quarantined a cruise ship that appears to be operated by the Church of Scientology after confirming a female crew member has the measles. The “Freewinds” cruise ship is currently docked on the Caribbean island,… Read More »

Global Health: Religious Objections to the Measles Vaccine? Get the Shots, Faith Leaders Say

The measles outbreak in the United States is now the largest since the disease was declared eliminated here 19 years ago. The return of this scourge has been driven by one factor in particular: misinformation, spread by vaccine critics, that scares parents into not immunizing their children. Along with rumors that vaccines cause autism or… Read More »