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Confirmed Case of Measles in Fairfax County and D.C.

The Fairfax County Health Department and the District of Columbia Health Department are investigating a confirmed case of measles in an adult with recent history of international travel.


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No Link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism, New Study Says

Despite a recent anti-vaccine movement, there is no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) and autism in children, a new study says.


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Second Case of Measles Confirmed in D.C.

A second case of measles have been confirmed in D.C., health officials say.


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Why You Should, And Shouldn’t, Worry About Measles

Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has shown that even among some doctors, knowledge of the once-common illness is spotty.


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Vaccine Opposition Has Ebbed and Flowed Over Centuries

They’re considered one of mankind’s greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination — in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.


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Md. Ranks Well for Measles Vaccinations, Va. Does Not

With at least 166 cases of measles confirmed across 18 states and D.C., the debate over vaccinations is intensifying.


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Measles Test Results in Fairfax Came Back Negative

Fairfax health officials reported Wednesday that test results in suspected measles case has come back negative.


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Md. Health Officials Urge Parents to Vaccinate Kids Against Measles

Pediatricians from 10 Baltimore-area hospitals and the city’s health commissioner are urging parents to vaccinate their children against the measles.


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Rand Paul On Vaccines, Thin Line Between Medicine And Politics

According to Sen. Rand Paul, as a medical doctor, he has a rare set of credentials at the intersection of science and politics.


PALATINE, IL - FEBRUARY 05:  A sign sits in front of the KinderCare Learning Center on February 5, 2015 in Palatine, Illinois. Authorities reported today that five infants being cared for at the center may have measles. Two of the five cases have been confirmed but, test results from the other three children are still pending.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

KinderCare Requiring Measles Shots for Infants’ Caregivers

A national day care provider says that as of next week it will require measles vaccinations for all staff members who work with children less than 15 months old, after health officials in Illinois announced measles diagnoses in five infants who attended a suburban Chicago center.