The mother of an 8-year-old Sound Beach girl said her daughter is being kicked out of school because of a controversy over a recent change in state regulations on immunizations.
The health department said seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed to date and four people have been hospitalized.
Your flu shot may be protecting you from more than just the flu. It could also protect you against the number one killer of Americans.
The new strain of meningitis was so lethal some of its victims were found dead in their apartments before they even had a chance to see a doctor.
It’s back to school time, and that means it may be time to update your child’s immunizations. But as CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, one shot officials say your child should get is a controversial one.
The outbreak of meningitis among gay men has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials.
Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee chairman Herb Conway said the bill was a “recipe for disaster.” The Burlington County Democrat, who also is a physician, said it could lead to outbreaks of preventable diseases.