Measles

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Connecticut Sen. Murphy Wants Parents Warned Of Vaccine Refusal Risks

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is proposing legislation that would encourage states to warn parents of the health risks from not immunizing their children.

02/13/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for the CDC to make measles shots more accessible during a news conference Feb. 8, 2015, in Manhattan. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Wants Measles Vaccine More Accessible

Schumer, D-N.Y., made the recommendation Sunday, noting that the CDC says at least 102 people have contracted measles in 14 states, including New York and New Jersey, so far this year.

02/08/2015

Miami Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Amanda Porro, M.D prepares to administer a measles vaccination to a child at the Miami Children's Hospital on January 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida. A recent outbreak of measles has some doctors encouraging vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC: New Jersey Infant Did Have Measles, First Case In State

An infant in New Jersey may be the state’s first recent case of measles, part of an outbreak affecting 15 states so far.

02/06/2015

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Suspected Measles Discovered In 1-Year-Old Boy In Jersey City

Health officials in Jersey City on Thursday were investigating a suspected case of the measles in a 1-year-old boy who had not been vaccinated.

02/05/2015

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Republican Party Takes On The Politics Of Vaccinations In Wake Of Measles Outbreak

The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland has now spread to 14 states and health officials in our area are doing all they can to keep the virus contained.

02/03/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Christie Clarifies Controversial Comment On Vaccinations

Christie’s comments follow a measles outbreak centered in California that has sickened more than 100 people in the U.S.

02/02/2015

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Officials: Dutchess County Measles Patient Took Amtrak Train

A case of the measles has been confirmed in in Dutchess County, and the sick person was on an Amtrak train, the New York State Department of Health announced Friday.

01/30/2015

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Doctor: On Average, Measles Will Infect 18 Other People

While the Ebola virus was a big concern, Dr. Saul Hymes, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Stony Brook Medical Center said there are other things to worry about.

01/23/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

As Case Count Rises, Gov. Cuomo Urges New Yorkers To Get Measles Vaccination

Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged all New Yorkers to get a measles vaccination. An outbreak of the highly contagious disease has continued to spread across the country.

04/26/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Department Confirms 2 New Cases On Measles In NYC

The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.

04/16/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Officials: 25 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In NYC

It first showed up in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, but the three most recent cases were reported on the Lower East Side.

04/02/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

NYC Hospitals May Be To Blame For Measles Outbreak

There have been 20 confirmed cases of measles in the city during the past several weeks.

03/18/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Officials: 19 Cases Of Measles Identified In Outbreak Across Upper Manhattan, The Bronx

Officials now say that they have seen 19 cases of measles in an outbreak that took place across parts of Manhattan and the Bronx.

03/11/2014

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