Legislation in Sacramento intended to induce more parents to get their children the measles vaccine and other shots stalled this week amid an outcry from anti-immunization forces who said the government should not tell parents what to do.
By Seema Yasmin, The Dallas Morning News GALVESTON, Texas — In a laboratory on Galveston Island, Tom Geisbert is working overtime. The pressure is on as the biggest Ebola epidemic in history creeps across West Africa, jumping over borders and permeating cells. The virus has killed more than 1,350 people. For Geisbert, three decades of […]
By Dan Browning, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Stacy Erholtz was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people. The 50-year-old Pequot Lakes mother is now part of medical history. The cancer, […]
By John Zarocostas, McClatchy Washington Bureau GENEVA — The World Health Organization is calling on the international community to step up its efforts to diagnose and treat tuberculosis, noting that one-third of the 9 million people who fall ill with TB each year receive no treatment. “Reach the 3 million” is the slogan of this […]