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St Lucia Quarantines Measles-Ridden Scientology Cruise Ship

St. Lucia health officials quarantined a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology in response to reports of a measles case on board. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James ordered the vessel named Freewinds quarantined in the port of Castries after internal deliberations and speaking with the Pan American Health Organization, according to CNN. Fredericks-James said that health officials ...

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CDC Confirms: U.S. Experiencing Largest Measles Outbreak Since Disease Declared Eliminated

The U.S. is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000 after hitting 681 cases in 2019 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Wednesday. “Measles is not a harmless childhood illness, but a highly contagious, potentially life-threatening disease,” Health and Human Services Sec. Alex Azar said in a statement Wednesday. “We ...

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CDC Reports Another Big Jump In Measles Cases. The Data Points To An Alarming Fact

U.S. measles cases are continuing to approach an alarming record after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) preliminary data showed the biggest weekly jump in cases in 2019. 2019’s numbers jumped from 465 cases on April 8 to 555 cases Monday, according to the CDC. That’s compared to 667 cases reported in all of 2014, which is currently the ...

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US Measles Cases On Track To Set An Alarming Record

U.S. measles cases are on track to set an alarming record, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data released Monday. The number of confirmed cases in a single year is approaching its highest number since public health officials declared measles eradicated in the country in 2000. The CDC has recorded 465 cases so far in 2019, at ...

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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered vaccinations for some of the city’s residents amid a measles outbreak concentrated in one neighborhood’s Orthodox Jewish community. “There’s no question that vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving,” de Blasio said in a statement. “I urge everyone, especially those in affected areas, to get their ...

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New York County Bans Unvaccinated Kids In Public Places Amid Record-Setting Measles Outbreak

A New York county announced a 30-day ban Tuesday on unvaccinated children in public places amid a record-setting measles outbreak that prompted a state of emergency declaration. People under 18 who have not been vaccinated against measles are barred from places including malls, restaurants, schools and even houses of worship in Rockland County, reported CNN. “It’s an attention grab, there’s ...

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Measles Epidemic So Bad Washington Asking Federal Government To Get Involved

Washington state’s health secretary called for a national education campaign Monday in reaction to a measles epidemic that has viciously spread throughout the Pacific Northeast. Health secretary John Wiesman asked the federal government to initiate an education campaign to combat what he and medical experts allege is the spread of harmful false information emitted by a small but powerful group ...

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Portland Faces Emergency Measles Outbreak Due To Large Population Of Anti-Vaxxers

Portland, Oregon is suffering a public health emergency as increasing numbers of residents become infected with measles. Health officials confirmed Tuesday that 23 people have contracted the virus and one person has been hospitalized, The Washington Post reported. They are investigating two more suspected cases, according to WaPo. Authorities declared a public health emergency Friday in nearby Clark County. Measles is an infectious ...

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