Tag Archives: Measles

This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers

That’s why she’s furious that her baby got measles. Too young to be vaccinated, 8-month-old Shira Goldschmidt developed complications from the virus and had to be hospitalized. Infectious disease experts say the cause is clear: anti-vaxers. Both in the United States and in Israel, where Sukenik lives, the ongoing measles outbreaks started with pockets of… Read More »

As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… 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 »