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Measles Outbreak
Boxes of single-doses vials of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine live, or MMR vaccine and ProQuad vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Suspected measles case reported at Princeton University

Princeton University sent notices to students, faculty and other staff members Wednesday after an preliminary test results showed an undergraduate to have a suspected case of measles, NJ.com reported.

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This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria.
This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control)
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7 infected, 2 dead after ‘superbug’ outbreak at hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients - including two who died - with an antibiotic-resistant and potentially deadly "superbug" at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, hospital officials said. A total of 179 patients may be infected.

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Label of Spice Mill cajun seasoning
Label of Spice Mill cajun seasoning (FDA)
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FDA warns peanut-allergic consumers to avoid cumin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is advising people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin after several shipments of the spice tested positive for peanuts not listed on the label.

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine
A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Vaccination exemptions in New Jersey – Who can get them?

All Garden State children who attend school are required to receive a series of vaccinations, but last year more than 10,000 youngsters were granted special waivers to skip the shots.

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Cabin fever – Is winter making you restless and irritable?

Have you been suffering from a case of cabin fever? Join the club.

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Disneyland in California
Disneyland in California (David McNew, Getty Images)
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More measles cases tied to Disneyland, Illinois day care

Health officials say the number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141.

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine
A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Washington state panel mulls bill to trim vaccine exemptions

Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.

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Child vaccinations
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Childhood immunization rates in New Jersey top 95 percent

Despite resistance by some parents to immunizations for measles and other childhood diseases, more than 95 percent of New Jersey school children have received such vaccinations, the state's chief health officer says.

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Fort Monmouth
Fort Monmouth (Marko Georgiev/Getty Images)
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Ebola quarantine plan – state reaffirms role for Fort Monmouth

No one with Ebola will be treated at Fort Monmouth according to the New Jersey Department of Human Services in a letter sent to State Sen. Joe Kyrillos, whose office says he is not satisfied with that assurance.

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Measles Outbreak
Boxes of single-doses vials of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine live, or MMR vaccine and ProQuad vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Vaccine Safety: Q&A from the Centers for Disease Control

The following Q & A, addressing childhood vaccinations, is presented here with permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More detailed information on vaccines and vaccine safety can be found on the CDC website.

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