Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school. ...

2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities say over 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined. Immigration and Customs Enfo...

MOHW urges intl. travelers to get Measles vaccine before leaving Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the discovery of another domestic case of the measles in Taiwan last week, the total number of measles cases this year has increased to 28. Taiwan’s Min...

The Latest: Unvaccinated Oregon boy had 'severe' tetanus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an unvaccinated Oregon boy who almost died of tetanus (all times local): 5:15 p.m. An unvaccinated Oregon boy who spent eight we...

CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died after getting cut while playing on a farm. A medical paper pub...

NY lawmakers: Let minors get vaccinated even if parents balk

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new bill in the New York state Legislature would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent. The legislation announced Friday by Assemblywoman Patr...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 4 The Washington Post on a dual Saudi-U.S. citizen imprisoned in Saudi ...

Teen tells Senate why he defied his mom to get vaccinated

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio teen defied his mother's anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 — and told Congress on Tuesday that it's crucial to counter fraudulent claims on...

Taiwan CDC confirms 4 new measles cases, making total 27 so far in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control on Monday, March 4 stated that four more cases of measles have been confirmed in the country, bringing the total to 27 cases so f...

Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of US cases

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in Oregon announced a new case of the highly contagious disease unrelated to an ongoin...

How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017, and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a cr...

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths. According to WHO figures, there have been more than ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 17 The Toronto Star on the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty: ...

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vac...

Taiwan warns travelers about measles and rubella in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the cherry blossom season in Japan is about to open, Taiwanese health officials on Saturday warned travelers, and pregnant women or parents with babies in particular, about t...