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Feb 12, 2015 04:35 AM ET
You might have read reports about so called "measles parties," in which parents purposely send healthy children off to parties with measles-infected kids. It turns out the parties aren't a thing, according to health officials.
Feb 11, 2015 09:20 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
As rumors about the vaccine spread faster than the measles itself, we take a look at each of the ingredients that make up the inoculation.
We asked experts to explain how the vaccine works and why the outbreak is happening now.
Jan 27, 2015 12:20 PM ET
With the recent measles outbreak linked to a certain famous mouse's home turf in California, the spotlight has been thrown back onto a disease that was thought largely eradicated in the United States.
May 29, 2014 03:12 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received 288 reports of measles between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014, the most in that time period since 1994. Continue reading →
Apr 16, 2014 02:07 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
A new drug that can be administered orally could contain outbreaks. Continue reading →
Nov 9, 2013 09:50 AM ET // AFP
A measles-like virus has killed 10 times the number of dolphins than typically seen.
Apr 4, 2011 06:51 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A measles outbreak that hospitalized nearly a dozen children in Minneapolis can be traced back to one doctor's fraud.