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The measles infected nearly every child in the US — until a vaccine was introduced

Cheryl Healton remembers the look on her mother’s face when the then 8-year old was diagnosed with measles in 1961. “I could tell by her reaction that my life was at risk,” said Healton, now 66 and the dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health. It was. While measles is best known… Read More »

Parents, Here’s How to Protect Your Child During Measles Outbreaks

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 — As measles outbreaks rage in many parts of the United States, one expert has advice for parents on how to protect their children from the disease. On Monday, U.S. health officials reported that measles cases have now climbed to 839 in 2019, the highest yearly total in 25 years. Infections… 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 »

Measles outbreak confirmed in Dublin city centre by HSE

The Health Service Executive has confirmed that there’s been an outbreak of measles in Dublin City. Measles is highly contagious and is spread easily. The time between exposure to measles and developing the rash is usually 14 days (range 7-21 days). People are infectious from four days before rash starts until four days after. Measles… Read More »