The Vaccine for Children program was established in 1994 in response to the measles outbreak of 1989, when uninsured
Endemic measles was eliminated in the United States following the introduction of the measles vaccine over forty years ago; the MMR vaccine was licensed in 1971. However, the disease still
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that once burdened an average 53,000 people in the United States. As of 2000, officials
We ve said it many times in the past, and we ll say it again vaccines are a true public health miracle, banishing diseases from diphtheria to polio, which have killed hundreds of thousands in global epidemics.
Measles has been much in the news of late, especially with respect to the outbreak in New York City. Currently, there have been 20 confirmed cases of measles, nine children and eleven adults. And now,
Medical wrap for Friday, March 14: Dr. Josh Bloom's latest piece on Science 2.0 regarding yet another harmless chemical scare, Dr. Gilbert Ross testifies in Philadelphia against e-cig regulation, measles outbreak in NY, and you're in luck- we're sharing the world's best Key Lime Pie recipe in honor of Pi Day.
Last week, the New York City Department of Health announced that it is investigating an outbreak of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx. By March 7, the NYC DOH had identified 16 cases seven adults and nine pediatric cases.
As of Friday, March 7th, there have been a total of 16 confirmed cases of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, according to the New York City Health Department. These include seven adults and nine
According to Dr. Mark Grabowsky, of the Office of the (UN) Secretary General s Special Envoy, referring to the dramatic reduction in contagious diseases over the past century, The elimination of the diseases from the Americas is a triumph of public health. And how do we explain that triumph? It s
A panel at the CDC found that as of 2011, the elimination of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome had been sustained in the
We at ACSH are happy to give a shout-out to Sheila M. Eldred, whose August op-ed on reflects what we have been screaming for years that the failure to have children vaccinated is a terrible mistake that is caused by a number of factors.