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.
Girl Quarantined With Mumps Received VaccinationA Twin Cities mom says her 6-year-old daughter contracted the mumps despite getting all of her vaccines on time. The little girl, named Aurora, is in quarantine right now through Christmas to prevent others from getting the highly-contagious disease that has no known cure or treatment.
Mumps Spreading Through Suddenly Sick NHLThe NHL is facing an unusual outbreak of the mumps. So far, about a dozen players on four teams have been diagnosed with the illness that usually strikes children. It started in Anaheim and plagued the Ducks, who had three players affected. It then moved to the Minnesota Wild, who had five victims.
Suter Becomes Wild’s Latest Mumps VictimRyan 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."
Good Question: What Are The Mumps?Wild fans hoping to see Ryan Suter in action Wednesday night got some disappointing news. Suter had played 153 consecutive games with the Wild, but was held out Wednesday because of "mump-like" symptoms.
More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids' ShotsBy 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.
Investigation: Link Between Vaccine, Autism UnfoundedA groundbreaking study on Autism that linked the disorder to a vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella is now being called a fraud.