Latest Measles News

Tourist may have brought measles to Southern California

Aug. 24, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week brought along more than just her luggage. She brought measles. Public health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties issued a warning Friday that people may have been exposed to...

Officials: Teen at dance competition in Arizona had measles

Aug. 23, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Public health officials say a teenager competing in the World Hip Hop Championship in Phoenix has measles and may have exposed others at the dance competition. The Maricopa County Public Health Department said Friday the teen was infectious with measles from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11 at the Arizona...

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

Aug. 23, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood tourist hot spots and the beach this month had measles and may have exposed others, public health agencies announced Friday. The girl arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Aug. 11 and went to the...

The Latest: New Zealander with measles visited Disneyland

Aug. 23, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a New Zealand girl who may have exposed Southern Californians to measles (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Health authorities say a New Zealand girl who visited Southern California tourist hotspots including Disneyland, Hollywood and the beach had measles and may have...

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Aug. 19, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Although plans for such a gathering were still being worked out, Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed...

Oregon health officials confirm 23 measles cases this year

Aug. 19, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials say 23 measles cases have been confirmed, the most reported in the state in a single year since 1991. KATU-TV reported Monday that the Oregon Health Authority announced nine new cases were reported in Clackamas and Multnomah counties since the beginning of...

New York issues stricter rules on vaccine medical exemptions

Aug. 16, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials have issued emergency regulations restricting medical exemptions from vaccination for children attending school or child care. The increased scrutiny of medical exemptions was announced Friday and follows the elimination of religious exemptions. The new...

Las Vegas visitor with measles may have exposed other people

Aug. 15, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas visitor who frequented Luxor and Mandalay Bay early this month had the measles and may have exposed other people to it. The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed the measles case Thursday. Measles can be highly contagious so health officials are advising...

Judge waits to rule on letting unvaccinated go to school

Aug. 14, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge declined to immediately rule on whether to let unvaccinated children go back to school in New York after a hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging a new state law eliminating religious exemptions to vaccines. The state requires all students be vaccinated but previously made...

NY Mennonite community has 5 measles cases

Aug. 8, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

SILVER SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say they've confirmed five cases of measles in a Mennonite community in western New York. The state Health Department says Thursday the cases of the highly contagious respiratory disease were recorded in Wyoming County. The department has issued an advisory to...