Tag Archives: measles

U.S. measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults

(Reuters) – Adults in the United States who were vaccinated against measles decades ago may need a new dose depending on when they received the shot and their exposure risk, according to public health experts battling the nation’s largest outbreak since the virus was deemed eliminated in 2000. FILE PHOTO: A vial of the measles,… Read More »

Measles outbreak sparks quarantine orders at 2 Los Angeles universities

Some students and employees at two Los Angeles universities have been quarantined due to possible contact with the measles virus, official said Thursday. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Los Angeles both announced the orders this week. UCLA officials learned from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) on… Read More »

Health warning as babies catch measles

Two infants with measles probably acquired the infection in Sydney, health authorities say. NSW Health on Tuesday issued its 15th measles warning for the year after two babies too young to be vaccinated became infected in mid March. An eight-month-old likely contracted the disease in the Haymarket area and was infectious while visiting a Strathfield… Read More »