Measles

300 Passengers Quarantined on Scientology Cruise Ship Due to Measles Outbreak

A cruise ship with nearly 300 passengers on board was quarantined off the coast of St. Lucia in the Caribbean this week after a female crew member was confirmed to have measles. The 440-foot vessel, named "Freewinds," is reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology. "We thought it prudent that we...
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New York City Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles Outbreak

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency on Tuesday amid the city's largest measles outbreak in decades. The New York Times reports that there have been 285 confirmed measles cases since the city's outbreak began in the fall. To combat the contagious infection--which is...
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Measles Count in U.S. Is Already Higher This Year Than in All of 2018

There are already more cases of measles in the United States this year than in all of 2018. According to the Associated Press , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Monday that there have been 387 cases through March in the U.S. compared to 372 total cases last year. The 2019...
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New York County Bans Unvaccinated Minors in Public Amid Measles Outbreak

Rockland county, a northern suburb of New York City, put into motion on Tuesday a ban against unvaccinated children in public places in response to a measles outbreak. The AP reports that , for the next 30 days, minors who have not been vaccinated will be barred from shopping malls, civic centers,...
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"This Week We're Joined By"...Ontario County Public Health

I got the chance to talk about immunizations with Kate Ott the Director of Preventive Services and Christine Pullin the Immunization Coordinator for Ontario County Public Health...
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Measles Vaccine Doesn't Cause Autism, Massive Study Finds

As the U.S. grapples with its worst measles outbreak in years, a new study of half a million Danish children finds that there's "no association whatsoever" between the measles vaccine and the development of autism. The study also showed that the vaccine was 97 percent effective in combating measles...
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