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  • Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

    05/31/2017 1:09:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2017
    Parents in Germany who fail to seek medical advice on vaccinating their children could face fines of up to €2,500 (Ł2,175; $2,800). Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because of a measles epidemic. A mother of three died of measles in the city of Essen this week. The government wants kindergartens to report any parents who cannot prove they have had a medical consultation. However, Germany is not yet making it an offence to refuse vaccinations - unlike Italy.
  • America’s Children are the Most Vaccinated and the Least Healthy

    05/21/2017 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/21/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Our children are receiving many vaccinations that could be putting them more at risk for long term neurological development disorders than for the short term diseases of simple chicken pox and/or pertussis. "What parent would subject their child to a medical procedure knowing it could cause a life-long neurological injury in order to prevent a relatively benign illness?" asks physician Dr. David Brownstein in his most recent blog on the dangers of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccination protocols. He is stepping up his appeal to concerned Americans that they contact the office of the president and their Congressional...
  • Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota's Measles Outbreak

    05/04/2017 7:46:46 AM PDT · by posterchild · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | May 3, 2017 | Mark Zdechlik
    Health officials in Minnesota have been scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened primarily Somali-American children in the state. So far health officials have identified 34 cases, still mostly in Hennepin County, and they're worried there will be more. In Minnesota, the vast majority of kids under two get vaccinated against measles. But state health officials say most Somali-American 2-year-olds have not had the vaccine — about six out of ten. As the outbreak spreads, that statistic worries health officials, including Michael Osterholm, who directs the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
  • Measles danger now real in US: Outbreak spreads after refugees choose Islamic rules for vaccines

    04/30/2017 8:01:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    bizpareview ^ | 04/29/2017 | Martin Walsh
    In 2000, measles were declared “eliminated” inside the United States. But states are seeing an unusual increase in cases, which are typically linked to international travel and refugees migrating into the United States. Muslims practicing Islam also do not believe in vaccination. As reported by World Net Daily: Dr. Andrew Bostom, M.D., an academic internist specializing in general internal medicine who has also authored several books about the history of Islam, said Muslim communities often prove difficult to convince that vaccinations are appropriate for their children. “The case against vaccinations is first an Islamic one,” he said, citing a 2011...
  • How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning

    02/10/2017 8:05:22 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/08/2017 | Peter J. Hotezfeb
    HOUSTON — It’s looking as if 2017 could become the year when the anti-vaccination movement gains ascendancy in the United States and we begin to see a reversal of several decades in steady public health gains. The first blow will be measles outbreaks in America. Measles is one of the most contagious and most lethal of all human diseases. A single person infected with the virus can infect more than a dozen unvaccinated people, typically infants too young to have received their first measles shot. Such high levels of transmissibility mean that when the percentage of children in a community...
  • Mumps Outbreak Expands at SUNY New Paltz; 13 Cases Reported (all were vaccinated)

    11/12/2016 7:12:46 AM PST · by NYer · 100 replies
    nbcnewyork ^ | November 11, 2016
    Thirteen cases of mumps have now been confirmed at the State University of New York at New Paltz, an increase of four since last week.At least eight members of the school's intercollegiate swim team, along with one athletics staff member, are among the sick. Swim practices and workouts were suspended as a precaution at the onset of the initial outbreak. 2 Mumps Cases Confirmed on SUNY Campuses; Outbreak Expands It's not clear if the additional four cases are connected to the mumps spread on the swim team, which county health officials first learned of a month ago. Last week, college health...
  • Diseases Once Eradicated Are Making a Comeback

    10/10/2016 9:00:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/10/16 | Karen Lees
    The perfect storm for a humanitarian and public health disaster is brewing in the U.S. and the mainstream media is largely ignoring it. It’s the politically incorrect elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. With the influx of well over one million new persons each year not born in the U.S, diseases that rarely occurred or were eliminated have begun to re-emerge, putting all Americans at risk. Breitbart reports, “Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good. But a politicized public health system and a rise in the subsidized migration...
  • Warning Of Possible Measles Exposure Across Denver Metro Area

    07/19/2016 7:00:39 AM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    People who visited Target, King Soopers or any of five other locations in the south Denver metro area are being warned about possible exposure to measles. That’s because a baby with measles was at all of those places sometime last week. Tri-County Health Department Executive Director Dr. John Douglas says measles is the most infectious of infectious diseases. It’s a respiratory infection and spread by coughing and sneezing. According to Douglas, the baby was at spots in Denver, Parker, Lone Tree, Littleton and Highlands Ranch. He says the health department has contacted nearly every person known to have been in...
  • Eleven Measles Cases in Arizona Traced to Inmate at Immigrant Detention Center

    05/31/2016 7:32:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | May 31, 2016 | 5:28 AM EDT
    An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases, officials said Monday. Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy Detention Center, and four are workers at the facility, Pinal County Health Services spokesman Joe Pyritz said. The privately-run facility has stopped accepting new detainees or releasing those currently held there. State and county health officials said they’re working to stop new transmissions by isolating patients, vaccinating people detained in the privately-run facility and trying to identify people who were at locations...
  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 4:11:07 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 31 replies ^ | 5/30/16 | Vivian Padilla, Max Walker
    Officials say the newly identified public exposure includes the following locations and times as stated in the article.
  • 22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

    05/17/2016 8:51:07 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2016 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, ... More than 70,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States annually for the past three decades by the federal government. It’s not just tuberculosis being brought in by these resettled refugees. Measles, whooping cough, diptheria, and other diseases that were on their way to eradication are also coming in across the borders of the United States. A recent outbreak of measles in Memphis, Tennessee, a center for refugee resettlement, began at a local mosque, ... The alarming public health...
  • Measles Outbreak in Memphis Began at Mosque

    05/11/2016 5:20:36 AM PDT · by upchuck · 26 replies
    Breibart ^ | May 10, 2016 | Michael Leahy
    The first reported case of a person with measles in the recent Memphis outbreak, which now numbers seven confirmed cases, was at a local mosque on April 15, according to the Shelby County Health Department. “The first public place where there was a public exposure potentially [to measles] was the Masjid Al-Noor Mosque on April 15,” Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Director of the Shelby County Health Department, tells Breitbart News.“The mosque is one location we know that individuals who were infectious were during their infectious period, but that’s not necessarily where the first case occurred. I don’t want you to draw...
  • Germany: Migration Crisis Becomes Public Health Crisis

    11/08/2015 5:18:08 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | November 8, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    German hospitals are increasing security to protect doctors and nurses from violent attacks by migrants who are unhappy with the medical treatment they are receiving. Critics are warning that German taxpayers will end up paying billions of euros to provide healthcare for a never-ending wave of asylum seekers. This is in addition to the billions of euros already being spent to provide newcomers with food, clothing and shelter. In addition to the massive economic and social costs, as well as the burden of increased crime, including a rape epidemic, Germans are now facing the risk of being exposed to exotic...
  • Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children Detained by U.S. (Mothers to be released, too)

    07/26/2015 8:09:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/25/15 | JULIA PRESTON
    A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. In a decision late Friday roundly rejecting the administration’s arguments for holding the families, Judge Dolly M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California found that two detention centers in Texas that the administration opened last summer fail to meet minimum legal requirements of the 1997 settlement for facilities housing children. -snip-...
  • U.S. Confirms First Measles Death Since 2003

    07/02/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 83 replies AP ^ | July 2, 2015 | Martha Bellisle
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman lacked some of the measles' common symptoms, such as a rash, so the infection was not discovered until an autopsy, Washington State Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said. This is the 11th case of measles in Washington — and the sixth in Clallam County — this year, Moyer said.
  • California to tighten vaccine law despite outcry over parental rights

    06/11/2015 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    The rash of tough pro-vaccine bills that infected state legislatures after the Disneyland measles outbreak has largely faded, and based on the uproar in California, it’s not hard to see why. The state capitol has been flooded off and on for months with parental-choice advocates drawing thousands for protests against Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate personal belief or religious exemptions and require all children without a medical exemption to be vaccinated before entering public school. And the outcry has only grown louder as the bill nears passage, spreading beyond the issue of vaccination safety and morphing into a full-blown...
  • Measles Case Confirmed In New Jersey

    05/28/2015 10:49:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | May 28, 2015 | Kara Seymour
    A person infected with measles was at a New Jersey funeral home two times earlier this month, the state Department of Health announced Thursday. The department confirmed the measles case Thursday, saying the individual may have exposed people at a funeral home in the Fords section of Woodbridge in Middlesex County on May 11 and 14. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that can cause serious medical complications. As a result, the department recommends that anyone who visited Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords, on Monday, May 11, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and on...
  • Washington state school district removes 143 students over vaccine law

    04/14/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 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...