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Minnesota’s School Vaccination Rates

This week on WCCO Sunday Morning, Esme Murphy talked with Doug Schultz from the Minnesota Department of Health about the current controversy surrounding vaccinations and the high-profile measles outbreaks.

02/15/2015

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2 Isolated In Portage County In Suspected Measles Cases

Health officials say two patients have been isolated in Portage County while tests are done to see if they have the measles. The county’s Health and Human Services Department says testing on the two suspected cases is being done at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene in Madison.

02/13/2015

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Vaccine Skeptics Find Unexpected Allies In Conservative GOP

As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans. Though the stereotype of a vaccine skeptic is a coastal, back-to-the-land type, it’s generally been Democratic-controlled states that have tightened vaccination laws.

02/06/2015

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Podcast Page: 2-5-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to U of M President Eric Kaler discuss measles preparations, and other highlights from Thursday by clicking the link above.

02/05/2015

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Doctor: Measles Can Be Tough For Younger Doctors To Spot

Measles was all but eradicated in the U.S. decades ago, thanks to the immunization program. That’s a problem for some doctors. Hennepin County Medical Center’s Dr. David Hilden said younger physicians sometimes don’t make a measles diagnosis until the appearance of a rash, which is a late stage symptom.

02/02/2015

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‘U’ Student With Measles Passes Infectious Stage

Minnesota’s only active measles case, a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student, has passed the infectious stage. It will be at least another week until health officials find out if that one case spread elsewhere.

01/30/2015

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Good Question: Why Do The Vaccinated Get Sick?

On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed that the U of M student sickened with measles had been vaccinated. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control had reported six of the original 52 people who contracted the virus at Disneyland had gotten the shot as well.

So how can you get sick if you’ve had the vaccine? Good Question.
The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Thursday that the University of Minnesota student sickened with measles had been vaccinated.

01/29/2015

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U Of M Sees First Measles Diagnosis In 20 Years

A student at the University of Minnesota has tested positive for measles. It’s the first confirmed measles case in Minnesota this year. University health officials say the student came down with the measles after returning home from a trip abroad.

01/29/2015

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Flashback: Measles Outbreak In 2011 Sickened 21

The University of Minnesota is in the news this week after a student tested positive for measles – the first confirmed measles case for the school in 20 years. But it hasn’t been long since Minnesota experienced an outbreak.

01/29/2015

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Bill Requires Talking To Doctor Before Opting Out Of Shots

A Minnesota lawmaker wants parents who don’t vaccinate their children to meet with a doctor first.

01/29/2015

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Measles Case Confirmed On University Of Minnesota Campus

The University of Minnesota says a case of measles has been confirmed in a student on the Twin Cities campus. The university said Wednesday the student recently returned from international travel, and is now isolated off campus while recovering.

01/28/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Suter Becomes Wild’s Latest Mumps Victim

Ryan Suter missed his first game since signing with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, due to an illness. A day later, the Wild found out what that illness is. And it’s an all-too familiar issue. “Yeah,” Coach Mike Yeo said. “He’s got the mumps.”

12/04/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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Doctor: Vaccinations Are The Best Defense Against Measles

A disease that we don’t hear much about anymore is making a comeback in the United States.

06/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: WCCO MORNING NEWS WITH DAVE LEE 5-30-14

Miss something from today’s program and would like to hear it ? CLICK THE ABOVE LINK to head to the PODCAST PAGE

05/30/2014

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Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?

An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.

12/26/2011

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Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?

An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.

11/29/2011

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More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.

10/03/2011

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Measles Sends Minn. Infants To Hospital

The Minnesota Health Department says a 12-month-old Dakota County resident is in critical condition with a measles infection. A second infant is also hospitalized with measles.

08/19/2011

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Minnesota Officials Say Measles Outbreak Is Over

It’s been six weeks since the state’s last measles case. The totals from the state’s worst outbreak in years stand at 23 cases including 14 children who had to be hospitalized. But there were no deaths.

06/09/2011

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U.S. On Track For Most Measles Cases In A Decade

The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there’s a big outbreak.

05/05/2011

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Some Children Getting Their 2nd Measles Shot Early

The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota is changing the way some doctors and parents are handling immunizations. The standard recommendation for the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is one shot between 12 and 15 months, and a booster shot before preschool at 4 to 6 years old.

05/03/2011

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Measles Cases Prompt Talk Of Vaccines

There have been 23 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota so far this year. The patients range in age from 4 months to 51 years old. Of those cases, nine of the people who could have had the shot have not been vaccinated.

04/27/2011

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Autism Fears, Measles Spike Among Minn. Somalis

Health officials struggling to contain a measles outbreak that’s hit hard in Minneapolis’ large Somali community are running into resistance from parents who fear the vaccine could give their children autism.

04/02/2011

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