Minnesota's School Vaccination RatesThis 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.
2 Isolated In Portage County In Suspected Measles CasesHealth 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.
Vaccine Skeptics Find Unexpected Allies In Conservative GOPAs 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.
Podcast Page: 2-5-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave LeeListen to U of M President Eric Kaler discuss measles preparations, and other highlights from Thursday by clicking the link above.
Doctor: Measles Can Be Tough For Younger Doctors To SpotMeasles 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.
'U' Student With Measles Passes Infectious StageMinnesota'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.
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.
U Of M Sees First Measles Diagnosis In 20 YearsA 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.
Flashback: Measles Outbreak In 2011 Sickened 21The 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.
Bill Requires Talking To Doctor Before Opting Out Of ShotsA Minnesota lawmaker wants parents who don't vaccinate their children to meet with a doctor first.
Measles Case Confirmed On University Of Minnesota CampusThe 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.
Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not VaccinateWith 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.