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Boston vaccinates against possible measles outbreak

Employees working in the Back Bay area of Boston, MA are being vaccinated for measles to curb a possible outbreak after a worker at the French consulate fell ill. Approximately 1,500 to 2,000 people

Researchers test inhalable measles vax

Sustained high vaccination coverage is key to preventing deaths from measles. Despite the availability of a vaccine, measles remains an important killer of children worldwide, particularly in

Parents' vaccine fears causing measles revival

In spite of years of research proving otherwise, some parents still misguidedly believe vaccines--such as the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot--can cause autism. And their decision to skip their

Measles death rate dips, but experts fear resurgence

Measles deaths declined 78 percent between 2000 and 2008 due to a global initiative to promote childhood vaccination. However, immunization experts warn of a resurgence in deaths if vaccination

Researchers ready trials for inhalable measles vax

Backed with funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a group of researchers say they're ready to launch human trials of a new inhalable measles vaccine that can be used to guard against the

Study: No link between measles vaccine and autism

One of the biggest issues in the vaccine world is an underlying fear in the general population that a vaccination can trigger autism. Concerns about a link are driving large numbers of parents to