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Vials of Priorix children's vaccine, which combats mealses, mumps, rubella and chicken pox
Vials of Priorix children's vaccine, which combats mealses, mumps, rubella and chicken pox (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Washington woman’s measles death is first in US since 2003

A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.

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Measles vaccine (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
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Study – Vaccination against measles may have other benefits

A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.

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A flyer about measles is displayed on a bulletin board at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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More children at risk of measles in wake of Ebola epidemic

With Ebola finally waning, researchers say hard-hit West Africa faces another threat: The possibility of large outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable illnesses.

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Vaccinations Encouraged After LargestMeasles Outbreak Since 1996 Reported
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Measles was confirmed in Princeton student, now recovered

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Princeton University says a student had a confirmed case of measles.

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Main Street at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. last month. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Main Street at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. last month. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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Measles infections in California grow to 123

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The number of measles cases in California has reached 123 in the wake of a December outbreak at Disneyland.

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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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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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Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.

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A flyer about measles is displayed on a bulletin board at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Berlin measles traced to refugees, but 2 cases linked to US

BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities in Berlin say a spike in measles infections has been traced to unvaccinated refugees but at least two measles cases appear to have come from the United States.

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