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Seattle will ban kids from school if they aren’t vaccinated

December 31st, 2019

A measles outbreak in the United States has been festering for some time, with some areas of the country seeing spikes in new cases, doctor visits, and even hospitalizations. There are a handful of areas in the northwest that have been hit the hardest, and Seattle’s public school system has made the tough decision to …

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Samoa is finally crawling its way out of a measles epidemic

December 30th, 2019

It’s been a rough couple of months for the residents of the island nation of Samoa. A measles outbreak has made island life a lot more difficult, with over 5,600 infected individuals and a total of 81 deaths thus far. The outbreak was fueled by an anti-vaccination movement that has been festering on the island …

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Anti-vaccination trend is fueling deadly measles outbreak in Samoa

November 27th, 2019

The island nation of Samoa is in the midst of a truly devastating measles epidemic. Over 2,600 confirmed cases of the disease have been tallied, with hundreds of new cases being added by the day. A total of 33 people have died at last count, including dozens of children. When disease begins to spread across …

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Disneyland visitors warned of potential measles exposure

October 24th, 2019

Health officials in California are warning the public that an individual with a confirmed case of measles may have exposed visitors of Disneyland to the contagious virus. In a new bulletin by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, officials are warning anyone who visited the park on October 16th that they may have …

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Vaccinations skyrocket in ‘anti-vaxxer’ county amid measles outbreak

February 7th, 2019

Since the beginning of the year, things have been looking increasingly grim in parts of Oregon and Washington due to a measles outbreak that has affected dozens of people. The disease, which has spread rapidly between individuals who never received their childhood vaccines to prevent it, prompted officials to declare a state of emergency out …

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Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles

January 30th, 2019

The anti-vaccination movement — where tragically misguided parents are led to believe that vaccines against childhood illnesses are responsible for conditions like autism — is leading to exactly what doctors have always said it would. The states of Oregon and Washington are now dealing with an outbreak of measles, which had previously been eliminated in …