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US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported

There have been 626 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update.

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:48:33 GMT
A measles outbreak is dividing families in this orthodox Jewish community. Passover could make it worse

As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:38:52 GMT
We're losing the war on climate change

For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change.

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:36:20 GMT
This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers

Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:09:04 GMT
Are you protected from measles? It may depend on when you were born

Nearly two decades after measles was declared eliminated in the US, the country and the globe have seen an upsurge of cases -- including adults who thought they were protected by the vaccine. Now, some are questioning whether they are properly vaccinated and whether they are still at risk for getting measles.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:59:03 GMT
What school threats and lockdowns are doing to a generation of children

Schools across the country are facing the possibility of security threats. Many have plans in place and run drills to prepare for the unthinkable. But lockdown drills and the constant discussion of danger can confuse and traumatize children. And it doesn't necessarily make them safer.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:56:51 GMT
Michigan measles outbreak linked to outbreak in New York

Michigan health officials confirmed the measles outbreak in Oakland County is linked to the ongoing outbreak in New York.

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:20:10 GMT
Measles cases are up nearly 300% over last year. This is a global crisis

We are in the middle of a global measles crisis. Cases have soared across the world, including in places where measles had previously been eliminated -- like the United States. In this year to date, the United States has already seen its second-greatest number of cases since 2000. And this past week, New York City declared a public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the virus.

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:45:57 GMT
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