Posts Tagged ‘measles’

After measles outbreak, interest in vaccines increases

Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. Photo by CDC/ Heinz F. Eichenwald, MD.

It’s not over yet. The measles outbreak, which started in December, 2014, at a Disneyland theme park in Orange County, is still ongoing in the United States, and has now reached Mexico and Canada, where more than 100 people have been reported to have the disease. By March 6, 17 US states and the District…

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First measles case of 2015 confirmed in Contra Costa County

Alicia Trost of BART, Erika Jenssen with Contra Costa Public Health, and Tomas Aragon with City & County of San Francisco, from left to right, brief reporters on the first measles case confirmed in Contra Costa County in 2015. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

The first measles case in the recent national outbreak was confirmed in Contra Costa County today. According to county officials, the person with measles travelled by BART between the Lafayette and Montgomery stations between the dates of February 4 and 6 during commute time. “It’s low risk if people have been vaccinated to get measles…

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Measles outbreak reaches East Bay

Measles outbreak reaches East Bay

In late December, someone contracted measles. Then, he or she went to Disneyland. Now, thanks to the transfer of the measles virus at either Disneyland or its neighbor, Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, an outbreak is spreading across the state. By January 26, 73 cases of measles had been confirmed among California residents, according…

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