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Summer camps are requiring children get vaccinated amid measles fears

Measles outbreaks in the United States continue to grow, rising to 1,044 cases nationwide so far this year. In response, more camp owners and the camping industry are urging families to follow vaccination policies. Some camps that require all participants to be vaccinated against measles, even if parents have religious objections, have not accepted campers… Read More »

Measles cases in United States rise to 1,044

Those cases have been confirmed in 28 states. The states that have reported cases to CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington. The number of cases this… Read More »

Yiddish translation of New York’s measles message riddled with errors

Reaching out in the community’s own language, the agency spent tens of thousands of dollars printing and distributing measles information sheets in Yiddish to hang on the doors of more than 45,000 homes in those communities. But something got lost in translation: The Yiddish was mangled, according to language experts consulted by CNN. The door… Read More »

Health officials quarantine a cruise ship in St. Lucia after confirming a case of measles

This is an undated file photo of St. Lucia. Prisma Bildagentur | UIG | Getty Images Health officials in St. Lucia quarantined a cruise ship that appears to be operated by the Church of Scientology after confirming a female crew member has the measles. The “Freewinds” cruise ship is currently docked on the Caribbean island,… Read More »

21 million children miss first dose of measles vaccine every year

Two doses of vaccine are required for it to be fully effectiveOwen Humphreys/PA Wire By New Scientist staff and Press Association An estimated 169 million children worldwide have missed out on getting the first dose of a measles vaccine, according to an analysis by the children’s charity Unicef. This includes nearly 2.6 million children in… Read More »