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  • Washington state school district removes 143 students over vaccine law

    04/14/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/2015 | Eric M. Johnson
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state school district pulled 143 students who lacked documentation proving they had received required immunizations from classrooms on Monday, in a first-in-the-state clamp-down triggered by a recent measles epidemic. The Spokane Public Schools, the state's second-largest district, made the decision after a measles epidemic in which more than 150 people fell ill across the United States, and a whooping cough outbreak in the state's eastern city. "(The students) stay out of school until they show compliance," district spokesman Kevin Morrison said. He said the district was the first in the state to take such action....
  • Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa (measles)

    03/14/2015 3:04:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ^ | March 12, 2015 | Robert Preidt
    Ebola caused major disruptions to health care systems in West Africa and has put hundreds of thousands of children at risk for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.... The researchers calculated that for every month of Ebola-related interruption in the health care systems of those West African nations, an additional 20,000 children aged 9 months to 5 years became susceptible to measles.
  • About that Measles Hype

    03/03/2015 11:33:55 AM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 21 replies
    Tony Stiles ^ | February 4, 2015 | Sal Traina
    The measles "outbreak" in Disney infected 67 people. There are 97 confirmed measles cases right now. Over 40,000 people visit Disney EVERY DAY. California has a population of over 30 million people. Do you really call that an outbreak? No. Do people not yet realize how the state-run mainstream media overhypes everything? Also, take in this fact...close to 10% of those infected already had their vaccines. Since 1995, an average of 1 measles-related death per year has been reported. Let’s dive deeper into this recent "outbreak" and sort out some facts that the government's propaganda service won't report. Dr. Anne...
  • I will Accept Your Surrender

    02/18/2015 2:22:22 PM PST · by azkathy · 52 replies
    Age of Autism ^ | 02/17/15 | Kent Heckenlively
    I Will Accept Your Surrender White-flagBy Kent Heckenlively I've made this offer several times in the past. I'm making it again. I am willing to accept the surrender of those who have perverted science, harmed a generation of children, and even as of this late date are willing to harm more children so as to not to upset the balance of their lives. It must be truly troubling for those who continue to fuel the epidemic of autism and other chronic diseases that even though you still maintain the trust of those in the media, the scientific community, and most...
  • Over 100 Measles Vaccine Deaths, Zero Measles Deaths, Since ’04

    02/17/2015 5:56:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/16/2015 | Alex Newman
    Over the last decade in the United States, the deaths of over 100 children — at the very least — have been linked to receiving a measles vaccine, compared with zero children dying from the disease itself, according to the U.S. government’s own compiled data. Put another way, an American child would have been infinitely more likely to die after receiving a measles shot, percentage-wise, than from getting the actual measles disease in the last ten years. Thousands more have suffered from adverse reactions to the measles shot and other vaccines. The explosive numbers have massive implications for public health...
  • Approaches vary on vaccines for children

    02/15/2015 8:24:47 AM PST · by azkathy · 79 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 2/12/15 | Linda Cook
    Karen Hains of Bettendorf has chosen delayed vaccinations for her children. Hains’ daughter received her 2-month immunizations on schedule. Right afterward, she said, the baby “had bloody, mucusy stools for a week and could hardly nurse,” Hains said. The little girl also ran a fever of 102 degrees. “After the 4-months vaccinations, she had (a reaction) again, but a little less severe,” Hains said. “That was enough for me to realize that was definitely because of the shots. It wasn’t until my second child that I decided to do something different.” With her second child, she waited until after 6...
  • (PA) State legislators seek to shut down vaccine loophole

    02/15/2015 7:47:57 AM PST · by disclaimer · 11 replies
    http://www.philly.com ^ | Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1:08 AM | Amy Worden and Stacey Burling
    State Rep. Becky Corbin (R., Chester) knows about the ravages of contagious disease. ... Corbin, who said she still bears the physical scars from measles, went on to become a pharmaceutical chemist. ... Corbin and other lawmakers say they want to close what they call a "loophole" that has allowed parents to opt out of vaccinations based on philosophical objections, which along with medical and religious, are the three allowable exemptions. Pennsylvania is one of roughly 20 states that has a philosophical exemption, while New Jersey does not.
  • And Now, The Truth (Measles Outbreak)

    02/14/2015 1:04:01 PM PST · by Kartographer · 90 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 2/14/15 | Karl Denninger
    Among the 110 California patients, 49 (45%) were unvaccinated; five (5%) had 1 dose of measles-containing vaccine, seven (6%) had 2 doses, one (1%) had 3 doses, 47 (43%) had unknown or undocumented vaccination status, and one (1%) had immunoglobulin G seropositivity documented, which indicates prior vaccination or measles infection at an undetermined time. Twelve of the unvaccinated patients were infants too young to be vaccinated. Among the 37 remaining vaccine-eligible patients, 28 (67%) were intentionally unvaccinated because of personal beliefs, and one was on an alternative plan for vaccination.
  • Dr. Suzanne Humphries, MD - Vaccine Strain of Measles Virus Found in Measles Outbreaks

    02/12/2015 5:28:54 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 76 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 2/12/15 | Editor
    Dr. Suzanne Humphries is a practicing nephrologist (kidney physician). In this lecture (video below), she addresses a study done in Croatia [1] where a child who was vaccinated with the MMR vaccine was tested positive for the measles vaccine strain Schwarz eight days after vaccination. This was a significant finding, because the child’s symptoms were thought to be similar to rubella, and without testing, the sickness would have been possibly mis-diagnosed as rubella, or the wild-type strain of measles the vaccine is designed to protect against. This concept of “shedding,” where the child comes down with the disease from the...
  • Thomas Sowell: Vaccine phobia and the autism ‘epidemic’

    02/11/2015 9:10:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 72 replies
    The current controversy over whether parents should be forced to have their children vaccinated for measles is one of the painful signs of our times. Measles was virtually wiped out in the United States, years ago. Why the resurgence of this disease now? The short answer is that false claims, based on other false claims, led many parents to stop getting their children vaccinated against measles. The key false claim was that the vaccine for measles caused an increase in autism. This claim was made in 1998 by a doctor writing in a distinguished British medical journal, so it is...
  • Vaccines and Autism: What you need to know

    02/11/2015 8:14:57 AM PST · by azkathy · 125 replies
    NewsMax Health ^ | 02/10/2015 | Sylvia Booth Hubbard
    The increase in numbers of American children diagnosed with autism is frightening. Autism cases have skyrocketed between 20 and 30 fold since the early 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014, the CDC released a report stating that one child in 68 had autism, a 30 percent increase from only two years earlier. For boys, the risk was even worse — one in 42. The condition, which causes difficulty communicating and limited social skills, was so rare in past generations that the term autism wasn't even used in the modern sense until 1938. Autism wasn't classified as...
  • Doctors Warn Against Revival of ‘Measles Parties’

    02/09/2015 4:28:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | February 8, 2015 | Michelle Moons
    Doctors are warning parents against reviving “measles parties” intended to expose children to the disease at a gathering with at least one infected person. The parties ostensibly help children build immunity against the disease and are used instead of vaccinating or leaving exposure up to chance. Such practices have been discouraged despite similar events such as “pox parties” which expose children to chickenpox for the purpose of building immunity. “CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure of children to measles as it unnecessarily places the exposed children at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread of the outbreak,”...
  • Ben Carson: Vaccines are good medicine, not political issue

    02/09/2015 4:21:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    Retired neurosurgeon and presidential hopeful Ben Carson attempted Sunday to diffuse the vaccination debate that has gripped the political scene, saying there’s no reason to turn vaccines for measles and other diseases into a partisan issue. Mr. Carson, a star in conservative circles, said scientists have debunked skeptics who warn of debilitating side effects from vaccines, and parents who forgo vaccinations are eroding the herd immunity that has lulled them into complacency. “We’ve had such an effective vaccination program that you’re not seeing the diseases,” Mr. Carson told “Fox News Sunday.” A measles outbreak traced to Disneyland in California has...
  • Think the U.S Has a Measles Problem? Just Look at Europe

    02/09/2015 11:17:00 AM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | 07 Feb 2015 | Maggie Fox and Tracy Connor
    The case count for the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is steadily ticking upwards. Health officials in more than a dozen states are tracking down thousands of people to try to make sure they don't spread the virus any further. It sounds bad, but European health officials say they're looking at the United States with envy. To them, America's current total of just over 100 measles cases looks comparatively good. Last year, Europe had 3,840 measles cases. Italy alone had 1,921 cases. And that's an improvement over 2013, when there were more than 10,000 cases across Europe. France has had...
  • Sen. Schumer Wants Measles Vaccine More Accessible (aka - gratis)

    02/08/2015 4:32:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 2/08/15
    ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make measles shots free and widely available, like the flu vaccine. Schumer, D-N.Y., made the recommendation Sunday, noting that the CDC says at least 102 people have contracted measles in 14 states, including New York and New Jersey, so far this year. There was a record number of cases last year — 644 in 27 states. “It’s clear that we need to get on top of this highly contagious disease before it becomes too big for us to control,” Schumer told reporters, including...
  • CDC whistleblower makes statement regarding cover up of relationship of MMR and autism

    08/28/2014 8:24:02 AM PDT · by mgist · 89 replies
    Morgan Verkamp ^ | 8/27/14 | William Thompson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014 STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report...
  • The untold story of the Measles outbreak...

    02/07/2015 7:16:04 AM PST · by BobNative · 108 replies
    Personal thoughts | February 7, 2015 | Self
    Every day we hear more about the outbreak of Measles across the USA. We hear many reasons for this recent out of control situation. I personally believe that Illegal Immigration is a major factor in the spread of Measles. If this is so, the "lame Stream" media will not touch this topic. Could I please have your thoughts on this issue?
  • Suspected Measles Case in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

    02/07/2015 6:05:51 AM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 53 replies
    ABC 6 Action News ^ | February 7, 2015 | ABC6 Action News
    The Montgomery County Health Department said on Friday it is investigating a report of a possible measles case. They call it a case of "physician-suspected measles." The patient is a 15-year-old boy. There was no immediate word as to where the boy lives, with the health department is only saying he is from Montgomery County. "The patient has been evaluated and testing has been conducted in order to determine if this is a true case of measles. Specimens are currently being delivered to the State Public Health Laboratory," the health department said in a statement. "The patient is self-isolating at...
  • Despite efforts, some Ithaca schools have dangerously low vaccination rates

    02/06/2015 2:46:03 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | February 5, 2015 | By: JEFF STEIN
    Ithaca, N.Y. — Despite the efforts of local officials, vaccination rates for some Ithaca schools are significantly lower than both the New York State and national averages. How at risk is Ithaca? There are no reported cases here, but state statistics show that some Ithaca area schools have vaccination rates for measles as low as 72 percent — compared to the average rate of 95 percent for the state at large. The 95 percent figure is key, because it’s the rate at which an “effective herd immunity” is established to prevent the spread of a disease like measles Ithaca [is]...
  • The real culprit in measles outbreak

    02/06/2015 12:36:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 2/05/15 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    The focus of the Obama administration and media in the measles outbreak in the U.S. has been on American parents not vaccinating their children. This overlooks a key issue other physicians and I warned about in May and June 2014: Illegal immigrants coming across the U.S. southern borders in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California were bringing with them many invisible travelers. These unwanted guests include viruses, bacteria and fungal diseases the U.S. had eradicated or controlled decades ago. Measles was one of the diseases mentioned then, since it is widespread in parts of the world from which the illegal...
  • Kids at Palatine day care center diagnosed with measles [5 babies, all too young for vaccine]

    02/05/2015 9:59:01 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 02/05/2015 | Michelle Manchir
    Five children at a KinderCare Learning Center in northwest suburban Palatine have been diagnosed with measles, Illinois and Cook County health officials announced Thursday. Public health officials are investigating the cluster of measles cases at KinderCare Learning Center, 929 E. Palatine Road, according to a statement. Two of the cases have been confirmed with laboratory testing while the other three diagnoses are pending test results, according to a joint statement from health officials. All five children are under the age of 1. The announcement comes about a week after Cook County officials announced the state’s first confirmed case this year...
  • 9 Times The White House Declined To Endorse A Vaccination Mandate

    02/05/2015 1:21:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    The White House press corps repeatedly tried to get White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to endorse a vaccination mandate Tuesday, but Earnest rejected such invitations every time. We counted nine different denials.1. Because of that risk to the vulnerable population, does he believe that it's time to revisit state laws that allow some parents to opt out? MR. EARNEST: Well, I know that there has been substantial litigation around this, too. I think in the mind of the President -- I did have the opportunity to visit with him shortly before the briefing on this very issue -- the...
  • Vaccinations are a Red Herring: Real story behind the measles outbreak is being ignored by media.

    02/05/2015 9:29:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2015 | By Brian C. Joondeph
    Predictably, the measles epidemic is morphing onto a political hot potato, much like global warming. Prospective Republican presidential candidates are being quizzed about vaccinations and whether or not they should be mandatory. The assumption is that the current measles outbreak is due to low measles vaccination rates, yet no questions or answers have been put forth addressing the far more likely cause of the outbreak -- illegal immigration.Measles, like smallpox, has been eradicated. According to the CDC, “In 2000, the United States declared that measles was eliminated from this country.” This graph illustrates how measles cases dropped dramatically after...
  • Hillary Clinton, Obama entangled in vaccines debate as old comments resurface

    02/04/2015 6:56:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Democrats were gleeful when Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul got tangled this week in the debate over the Disneyland measles outbreak, until similar words from the pasts of President Obama and 2016 front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton came out. Mr. Christie walked back his recent comments calling for “balance” and a role for “parental choice” on childhood vaccines, saying in a Monday statement that “with a disease like measles, there’s no question kids should be vaccinated.” But the Democratic posturing as the party of science was short-lived. Several websites promptly dug up a comment from Mr. Obama during the 2008...
  • Mandatory Vaccine Critic: Risks of Shots Understated

    02/04/2015 12:15:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    A critic of mandatory child vaccinations made no apologies for her views in an appearance on Newsmax TV Tuesday, and said that public anger over the Disneyland measles outbreak should be directed at pharmaceutical companies and the federal government, not people like her. "What's happening is people are freaking out about measles outbreaks," Louise Kuo Habakus said ina combative interview with "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner. "They're pointing the finger at unvaccinated children and non-vaccinated families, when really what needs to happen is people need to be pointing the finger at industry and at Congress." Habakus, co-founder of a group called...
  • INFANT GETS MEASLES AT SANTA MONICA HS TODDLER CENTER, 14 BABIES QUARANTINED

    02/04/2015 10:02:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Februay 4, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    An infant has contracted Measles at the Santa Monica High child care center, prompting health officials on Tuesday to quarantine fourteen babies younger than a year old. The diagnosis is particularly bad news, since the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) shot is not administered until a child reaches 12-months-old. As a result of the incident, the Samohi Infant/Toddler Center — on the campus of Santa Monica High School — has been shut down indefinitely by state health officials.
  • Anti-Science, Anti-Vaccine Movement Enters 2016 Race

    02/04/2015 9:43:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 146 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ulture: An unlikely issue has entered the infant 2016 presidential campaign: Vaccines and required vaccinations. Let's hope the fact there's no scientific link to autism or anything else isn't lost in the political fray. Candidates will often look for an edge over their opponents. Thus, both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky recently suggested that, while vaccinations are good, forcing parents to vaccinate their children might be too much. We believe vaccines are safe and should be routine, but concern about parents' rights is not unreasonable. What really gripes us, however, is listening to the...
  • The Huffington Post's Breathtaking Hypocrisy on Measles Vaccines

    02/04/2015 4:47:58 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/03/3015 | IBD Staff
    Public Health: In their ongoing effort to politicize everything, liberals are trying to blame Republicans for the measles outbreak. But it was left-wingers who drove the anti-vaccine crusade that contributed to the outbreak.
  • Did Border Crisis Trigger Measles Outbreak?

    02/03/2015 8:54:09 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 3, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    The sudden outbreak of measles across the United States raises questions about how the disease arrived in the country after it was eradicated here in 2000. A quick review of the U.S. State Department visa requirements for immigrant visas reveals that applicants must be vaccinated for measles prior to their approval. Measles vaccination is not required for tourist visas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nor is it required for any other disease. That leaves three possibilities. One is that a tourist present legally in the U.S. brought measles to the country while visiting. This is the...
  • Chris Christie is getting ripped for his 'insane' comment on vaccinations

    02/02/2015 12:54:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 2, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Liberals, conservatives, and almost everybody in between are hammering New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) after he defended parents' "choice" to not vaccinate their kids against the measles. "It's more important what you think as a parent than what you think as a public official," Christie said Monday when asked about recent measles outbreaks in the US, according to The New York Times. "I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well. So that's the balance that the government has to decide."
  • Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles

    02/02/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rebecca Terrell
    California's measles outbreak has climbed to 91 confirmed cases, prompting a vicious attack from USA Today contributor Alex Berezow against "anti-vaxxers." He blames them for the epidemic that CDC officials say was introduced at the Disneyland theme park by a person infected with measles overseas. Berezow's knee-jerk reaction is to declare, "Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail." He erroneously maintains that measles could not spread in a fully vaccinated society and discredits as "ludicrous" concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Claiming there is a "mountain of data" proving otherwise, his one and only...
  • Measles returns: Of vaccines and vacuous starlets

    02/02/2015 4:31:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 63 replies
    The Economist ^ | 1/31/2015
    AS THOMAS PEEBLES jabbed a needle into the arm of a sick student in 1954, he told him, “Young man, you are standing on the frontiers of science.” Indeed he was. Using blood collected at the boy’s school, Peebles was able to isolate the measles virus, which John Enders then used to craft a vaccine in 1963. That year there were around 400,000 cases of measles in America. In the decade to 2013 the average number of annual cases dropped below 100. The disease is no longer endemic in America (though it still kills thousands abroad). The measles vaccine, now...
  • CDC warns of 'large outbreak' of measles

    02/01/2015 2:16:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/01/15 | Kristina Wong
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see a "large outbreak" of measles. "We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result," Frieden said on CBS's "Face the Nation." There are at least 102 reported cases in 14 states, according to the CDC. Frieden said that the U.S. is "likely to see more cases." Frieden said there is "aggressive public health action" to identify those with measles, isolate...
  • Arizona measles exposure worries parents of at-risk kids

    02/01/2015 9:27:33 AM PST · by azkathy · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 01-31-2015 | Elizabeth Cohen and Debra Goldschmidt
    Eli Jacks is too young to be vaccinated; his sister has leukemia Measles cases that have spread to Arizona have put the children at risk (CNN)Anna Jacks checks her baby's forehead over and over again. Is he hot? Does he have a rash? Is his nose still runny? Her son has been sick before, but this time it's different: Last week Eli was at a Phoenix Children's Hospital clinic with a woman who had the measles, which spreads easily from person to person. Now he's showing signs of the virus, such as runny nose and cough and fatigue. At 10...
  • Disney Measles Outbreak Came From Overseas, CDC Says

    01/29/2015 4:28:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    "We don't know exactly how this outbreak started but we do think it was likely a person infected with measles overseas," Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters. "We assume that someone got infected with measles overseas, visited Disneyland park, and spread the disease to others."
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    01/26/2015 1:13:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 27, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn't promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran's moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to get them to join Republicans in opposition to the Obama administration's potentially suicidal foreign policy. Before the current measles outbreak, measles was once almost wiped out in the United States. But an article in a medical journal more than a decade ago had many parents afraid to have their children vaccinated, for fear that the vaccine causes autism. After scientific studies refuted that claim, the medical journal repudiated the article, and...
  • Poll Shows Giant Gap Between What Public, Scientists Think [Obey Your Overlords]

    01/29/2015 2:17:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 1/29/15 | Seth Borenstein
    The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem..... Scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use, and nuclear power than is the general public, according to matching polls of both the general public and the country's largest general science organization. Scientists were more certain that global warming is caused by man, evolution is real, overpopulation is a danger and mandatory vaccination against childhood diseases is needed.
  • MORE CALIFORNIA PANIC: MAN WITH MEASLES VISITED FRESNO MATERNITY WARD

    01/30/2015 8:27:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2015 | Michelle Moons
    The measles outbreak continues to spread in California and beyond, with a case confirmed Wednesday in Fresno County. Fresno health officials say the man visited the area recently and may have had contact with county residents in public locations, including an area medical center and its maternity ward, potentially exposing babies to the extremely contagious disease.
  • Of Herds and Harlots, Measles is Back

    01/29/2015 2:16:24 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/29/15 | Steve Berman
    Come, let us reason together.  Mark Twain famously quoted British PM Benjamin Disraeli, “there are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  Generally, this is true, but sometimes statistics don’t lie.  In the case of measles, the statistics speak truth. The measles vaccine was developed in 1963, and combined with the mumps and rubella vaccines in 1971, known as the MMR vaccine.  Children are given the first shot between 12-15 months old, and another between 4 and 6 years old.  Thus has it been for well over 40 years.  In the 52 years since the measles vaccine as...
  • Days before Super Bowl, Arizona gets the measles

    01/29/2015 11:03:48 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Fred Imbert
    Health officials in Arizona, host state of Sunday's Super Bowl, have asked people who may have been exposed to measles to isolate themselves ... Seven cases have been confirmed and 1,000 people across three counties may have been exposed .. Two of the seven confirmed cases are in Maricopa County, which is hosting the NFL championship game, the county's health department confirmed Tuesday. Because the highly contagious virus can linger in the air for two hours, health officials have asked those who may have been exposed to avoid doctors' offices, emergency rooms or urgent-care centers
  • Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases ( Criminal invaders & Amnesty )

    01/29/2015 8:27:37 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    kcrs tv ^ | Jan 29, 2015
    U.S. experienced record number of cases last year. A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. ... 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks. The rest are in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico. ... The U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases last year, with 644 infections from 27 states despite being largely eliminated in 2000.
  • DAILY MAIL: A 5-Year-Old Girl Just Died of the Very Strain of Flu

    01/27/2015 5:08:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 88 replies
    Daily Mail article; Fox News Photo; copied by Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/27/2015 | Daily Mail article copied by Melissa Melton
    Cue the pro-vaccine crowd's b.s. arguments as to why this is doesn't matter and we should all keep taking the risk shooting up our children in the hopes this won't happen to us. Via Daily Mail: A five-year-old girl has died in hospital three days after developing a strain of the flu that she was vaccinated against – as a deadly outbreak of the virus continues to sweep across the country. Keira Driscoll was prescribed steroids and a nebulizer at a Quick Care clinic after she started feeling unwell with a cough and a fever at her home in Clark...
  • Measles Outbreak That Started In California Expanding

    01/23/2015 11:16:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 120 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | January 22, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A health warning. The extremely contagious measles virus is back. An outbreak that started at Disneyland is starting to sweep the country.Christie Ileto has the push for children to get vaccinated.Measles was thought to have been eliminated in the U.S. 15 years ago. Now its back, targeting those who haven’t been immunized.The outbreak that started in California’s Disneyland is expanding. At least 75 cases of measles span six states.“It’s scary to think the happiest place on Earth is infected with measles,” one Disney employee said.For this Disney employee, knowing co-workers are infected is cause for concern. Measles...
  • Measles Outbreak That Started In California Expanding

    01/23/2015 11:37:42 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 01/22/2015 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A health warning. The extremely contagious measles virus is back. An outbreak that started at Disneyland is starting to sweep the country. Christie Ileto has the push for children to get vaccinated. Measles was thought to have been eliminated in the U.S. 15 years ago. Now its back, targeting those who haven’t been immunized. The outbreak that started in California’s Disneyland is expanding. At least 75 cases of measles span six states. “It’s scary to think the happiest place on Earth is infected with measles,” one Disney employee said. For this Disney employee, knowing co-workers are infected...
  • Disneyland measles: Rapid spread concerns health officials

    01/17/2015 7:21:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | January 17, 2015, 1:43 PM | Rong-Gong Lin II
    There are now 51 confirmed cases of the highly contagious virus across California, three other states and Mexico, and the Orange County Health Care Agency said the reports of new cases “indicate the measles outbreak will continue to spread.” Health officials had hoped to contain the outbreak to Disneyland visitors who were at the park between Dec. 17 and 20, when the virus spread from perhaps a single infected person or an ill family. But Orange County is now reporting six new cases of measles involving people who did not visit the Anaheim attraction during that period. State officials said...
  • 5 New Cases Of Disneyland-Linked Measles Reported

    01/09/2015 2:05:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CBS/AP) ^ | Mike Landa
    Five more people who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have fallen ill with measles, bringing the number of cases in the state to a dozen, local health officials said Friday. Six patients in Orange County have been diagnosed with the illness who visited the local theme parks last month, and only one was fully vaccinated against the disease, said Nicole Stanfield, a spokeswoman for the county’s health care agency
  • RIVERSIDE COUNTY: 2 siblings among victims of Disneyland measles outbreak

    01/08/2015 9:52:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 35 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | January 7, 2015 10:19pm | JENNA CHANDLER AND BRIAN ROKOS
    At least nine people – including two unvaccinated Riverside County siblings – contracted measles after visiting Disneyland Resort in mid-December, state health officials said Wednesday. Public health officials are also investigating three additional cases of suspected measles, which is highly contagious, and a spokesman with the department said it would not be surprising to see more cases. All 12 reported visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20. {snip} Of the nine confirmed cases linked to Disneyland, only one was vaccinated, according to the state Department of Public Health.
  • Why New North Carolina Measles Cases Worries Health Officials

    12/31/2014 3:53:56 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 34 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | LIZ NEPORENT
    A case of red measles, also known as Rubeola, was diagnosed earlier this week in Moorseville, North Carolina -- worrying health officials and highlighting the renewed threat of measles in this country. The infected person was unvaccinated and had recently returned from a trip to India confirmed Rebecca Carter, the public information officer for Mecklenburg county. Carter said she could not release any additional details such as the age or sex of the person due to patient confidentiality. Dr. William Schaffner said this case is no trivial matter, warning that measles is highly contagious, spreading easily through coughing and sneezing....
  • Ohio Measles Outbreak Is Biggest in U.S. Since 1996

    05/13/2014 9:33:16 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 13, 2014 | Jonel Aleccia
    An Ohio measles outbreak tied to unvaccinated Amish travelers who visited the Philippines has reached 66 cases — the most in a single state in the U.S. since 1996, health officials said Monday. It’s part of a larger surge of measles nationwide that has topped last year’s 186 cases and is closing in fast on the 220 cases reported in 2011, the most since the highly contagious disease was considered eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest official CDC figures logged 161 cases as of May 3, but there have...
  • A Doctor’s self-serving medical fraud which caused countless illnesses and deaths

    03/24/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/24/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    In 1998, British Doctor Andrew Wakefield published research findings in Britain's famed medical journal The Lancet linking autism to a children’s vaccine (MMR) for measles, mumps and rubella. The doctor’s claims resulted in a panic as they “…triggered a slump in immunization levels, outbreaks of infectious disease and worldwide public worry.” In 2004, London Sunday Times reporter Brian Deer revealed that Dr. Wakefield had literally MADE UP the research which showed autism resulting in a matter of days after children had been vaccinated. Deer found that a group of attorneys was paying Wakefield large sums to discredit the MMR vaccine....