If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.
PHOENIX — Three out of four Arizona toddlers are getting the
full recommended series of vaccinations they need, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rejecting the concerns of trial lawyers, Gov. Jan Brewer on
Friday signed legislation that will make it more difficult for
those injured in hospital emergency rooms to pursue malpractice
After 60 years of operating here, the state closed its Tucson
Regional Public Health Laboratory on Friday, and now county health
officials are scrambling for alternatives.
Many people forget that Americans used to die from measles,
cholera, typhus, rabies and tuberculosis. In many countries today,
thousands of children die from what we call common diarrhea.
WASHINGTON — Vaccines aren't to blame for autism, a special
federal court declared Thursday in a blow to thousands of families
hoping to win compensation and to many more who are convinced of a
WASHINGTON — New research further debunks any link between the
measles vaccine and autism, work that comes as the nation is
experiencing a surge in measles cases fueled by children left
State officials have fined a Tucson-area hospital for waiting
too long to isolate two measles patients, including the one
believed to have ignited the area's recent outbreak.
Troubled General Motors has notified two racetracks that run
NASCAR events that their current contracts will not be renewed as
part of an overall $10 billion cost-cutting program.
JOLIET, Ill. — Tony Stewart knows he's taking a gamble by
leaving the elite NASCAR team of Joe Gibbs Racing to join one that
usually runs in the middle of the pack.
Believe it or not, school is just around the corner, which could
mean immunization time for many Tucson children.
If no new cases show up in the next two weeks, the long measles
nightmare will finally be over.
With the measles outbreak now affecting 22 people in two Arizona
counties, Gov. Janet Napolitano has released $350,000 more from the
state health-crisis fund to fight it.
As the battle against the measles outbreak rages on, a campaign
has been launched to vaccinate police and firefighters throughout
the Tucson region against the highly contagious disease.
Approximately 1,100 people showed up to get free MMR
vaccinations Wednesday — the same day that three new cases of
measles were confirmed, an official said.
The last time I witnessed a woman becoming a mother, it wasn't
anything like the frilly sentiments of Mother's Day. She lay on her
back, perspiring heavily and yelling, "Oh my God, why did you do
this to me? I'll never forgive you in a hundred years. I hope you
hurt like this someday. Give m…