Public health

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health experts, Muntu Davis, Health Officer, left, and Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer answer questions regarding the measles response and the quarantine orders during a news conference in Los Angeles Friday, April 26, 2019. Hundreds of students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet to contain the spread of measles in the United States, where cases have reached a 25-year high. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 26, 2019 - 9:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were quarantined on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities to contain the spread of measles in the U.S., where cases have reached a 25-year high...
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A student enters Franz Hall at University of California, Los Angeles, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. Hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities, including UCLA, have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 26, 2019 - 2:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on measles quarantines at two Los Angeles universities (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A measles quarantine at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been greatly reduced. Spokesman Tod Tamberg says one student is still quarantined on campus Friday. He says fewer...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House, Friday April 26, 2019, as he leaves Washington headed to Indianapolis where he is expected to speak at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 26, 2019 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging Americans to get vaccinations to prevent the spread of measles. Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, said that people "have to get their shots." He added that vaccinations "are so important." Measles in the U.S. has climbed to...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, Jennifer Wonnacott holds her son, Gavin, as he points to a sign showing supporters of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated, at a news conference after the State Bill 277 was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in Sacramento, Calif. State health officials say the number of measles cases in 2019 is up in California with cases stretching across 11 counties and affecting patients from 5 months to 55 years of age. Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health, says more than 76% of patients were not vaccinated or didn't receive the recommended two doses of vaccine. Fourteen of those infected had traveled overseas to countries including Philippines, Thailand, India and Ukraine. Measles symptoms include high fever, a cough and a rash. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 25, 2019 - 11:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a measles outbreak (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity. The University...
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The Cal State University, Los Angeles Student Union building is seen in Los Angeles Thursday, April 25, 2019. Hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities, including Cal State University, have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 25, 2019 - 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 200 students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune, officials said Thursday. The order issued late Wednesday in...
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This 2004 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Gram-negative Campylobacter fetus bacteria. As of April 2019, recent illnesses tied to raw turkey, ground beef, cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Salmonella and campylobacter are allowed in raw poultry sold in supermarkets, noted Tony Corbo of Food and Water Watch, an advocacy group that supports stricter food safety regulations. It’s why health experts advise people to properly handle and cook poultry. (Janice Haney Carr/CDC via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey , ground beef , cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don't appear to be going away anytime soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the frequency of several types of food...
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Chelsea Lydell holds her son, Joseph, 4, as she joins hundreds of others waiting to get into a legislative committee to oppose a proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school, at the Capitol Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, by state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, a pediatrician, said his legislation would give state health officials the tools they need to prevent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 24, 2019 - 11:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers advanced tougher rules for vaccinations late Wednesday after hearing hours of testimony from hundreds of opponents while the nation grapples with the highest number of measles cases in decades. The Senate Health Committee approved the proposal to give...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles cases in the U.S. this year have climbed to the highest level in 25 years, according to preliminary figures, a resurgence attributed largely to misinformation about vaccines. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 24, 2019 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. "This is alarming," said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University vaccine expert...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the "Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit," Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 24, 2019 - 2:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid crisis. He says "nothing is going to stop" him from wiping it out. He says his administration has secured $6...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24,2019. The Trumps are traveling to Atlanta to speak at a summit on drug abuse. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 24, 2019 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed credit Wednesday for progress in battling the nation's opioid epidemic amid debate over whether the crisis has peaked and what his administration has accomplished. "It's a big problem. It's a big addiction and we're handling it," Trump said as he and...
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