Tag Archives: Measles

Risk of Measles on the Rise

Measles kill approximately 100,000 people worldwide each year, and most of the victims are children younger than five years old. In recent years, as vaccination rates for preventable diseases have decreased in the United States, the global measles scourge has … Continue reading

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St. Lucia Quarantines Cruise Ship Over Measles Case: Scientology Connection?

Yesterday, St. Lucia quarantined a cruise ship  after a case of measles was confirmed on board, according to NBC News and the Washington Post. The government of this Caribbean island stated that the ship was quarantined at the port with around 300 … Continue reading

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Passenger with Measles on Norwegian Jewel to Alaska

A passenger on a cruise ship visiting Alaska last week had the measles, according to health officials at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, prompting concerns that other cruise passengers as well as air travelers may spread the … Continue reading

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Measles: Uncommon Now, But Outbreaks Still Occur

Recent local outbreaks of measles have prompted health officials to issue immunization and prevention reminders:  "The virus usually causes a red skin rash, high fever and watery eyes, symptoms that last for about a week. The first symptoms can appear … Continue reading

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