measles

Mumps Outbreak
8:36 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Mumps Has Hit The Northwest. Here's What You Need To Know

Credit Jennifer Morrow / Flickr

The University of Idaho recently confirmed ten mumps cases and is investigating 20 more.

Washington State University is advising students to update their MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine over the holiday break. Students who have not yet been vaccinated should receive two vaccines, 28 days apart. If you've only had one MMR vaccine, get a second.

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Northwest News
1:53 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Measles At A Rock Concert Goes Viral In A Bad Way

This one's virus-free: Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performed in Los Angeles in December.
Kevin Winter Getty Images for Radio.com

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 8:54 am

If you went to see the Kings of Leon concert on March 28 in Seattle, let's hope you came home with nothing but great memories.

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Measles Outbreak
4:52 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Measles Outbreak In British Columbia Crosses Into U.S.

File photo of the skin of a patient after three days of measles infection.
Credit Heinz F. Eichenwald, MD CDC

A big measles outbreak in British Columbia has crossed over the border into the American northwest. 

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Northwest Vaccinations
5:56 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Public Health Officials Say Measles Case Highlights Vaccination Need

Public health officials say recent measles cases in the Northwest highlight the need to be vaccinated against the infection.
Credit ILRI/Flickr

Public health officials say recent measles cases in the Northwest highlight the need to be vaccinated against the infection. While the highly-contagious illness remains rare, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting an uptick nationally in the number of cases this year.

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