Health officials Friday said a measles outbreak believed to have started in Southern California and went on to spark a national debate over vaccines and public health is now over.
A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in December is waning.
According to the California Department of Public Health, only three new cases have been reported in the state since the last week of February, with the most recent reported in Ventura County.
A California lawmaker wants to require all day care and pre-school workers to get vaccinated in the wake of a measles outbreak.
Health officials say there have been 131 confirmed cases of measles since December with most of them linked to an outbreak that originated at Disneyland.
Riverside County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday that a student at Amelia Earhart Middle School contracted the measles.
More than a dozen infants exposed to a baby with measles at a Santa Monica day care center will be allowed to return to the facility Monday.
The number of measles cases in California has reached 123 in the wake of a December outbreak at Disneyland. The California Department of Public Health released the new figure on Friday.
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health announced Thursday the confirmation of nine cases of measles within its county.
Should parents have to vaccinate their kids?
While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation’s classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.
Health officials in Ventura County alerted the public Thursday that hundreds more people may have been exposed to measles.
A Pasadena family is upset after their 4-month-old baby got the measles and worry he may have exposed others.
Concern is growing that parents who haven’t vaccinated their children against the measles may expose them intentionally vis-à-vis parties in an effort to build immunity.
Incoming students at UCLA, UC Irvine and other University of California campuses across the state will be required to be immunized against measles and other diseases beginning in 2017, officials announced Friday.