Latest Measles News

Florida refuses to bar unvaccinated students from school suffering a measles outbreak

Feb. 23, 2024 17:48 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's controversial surgeon general is drawing criticism for his handling of an elementary school's measles outbreak, telling parents of unvaccinated children it is their choice whether their students attend class — a contravention of federal guidelines calling...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 06, 2024 07:23 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. January 31, 2024. Editorial: BOE decision has value beyond whether Trump could remain on state’s primary ballot The Illinois State Board of Elections unanimously voted on Tuesday to leave former President Donald Trump on the ballot...

Millions in the UK are being urged to get vaccinations during a surge in measles cases

Jan. 22, 2024 09:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. health officials on Monday urged millions of parents to book their children for missed measles, mumps and rubella shots during a sharp increase in the number of measles cases and the lowest vaccination rates in a decade. The National Health Service is launching a...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 06, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 4, 2023. Editorial: Mend cracks in defense against measles A new report shows cases and deaths rose worldwide as vaccination coverage declined. Minnesota legislators should end nonmedical exemptions. One of the...