A second case of measles have been confirmed in D.C., health officials say.
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.
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.
With at least 166 cases of measles confirmed across 18 states and D.C., the debate over vaccinations is intensifying.
Fairfax health officials reported Wednesday that test results in suspected measles case has come back negative.
Pediatricians from 10 Baltimore-area hospitals and the city’s health commissioner are urging parents to vaccinate their children against the measles.
According to Sen. Rand Paul, as a medical doctor, he has a rare set of credentials at the intersection of science and politics.
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.
Vaccinations have become the topic du jour for potential presidential candidates after the latest measles outbreak have sickened more than 100 people in six states.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul now says he thinks vaccinations are safe.