What You Need to Know About Measles

EUGENE, Ore. — The measles are now in 11 states, and many people fear it will spread. The CDC is warning even those who have been vaccinated may not be safe. We had the chance to talk with ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Richard Besser, about measles and what you need to know. Click … Continue reading »

30+ Children Isolated Over Measles

ALAMEDA, Calif. (CNN) — More than 30 children have been put in isolation in Alameda County, California, due to a state measles outbreak. The mother of one child says she was told her daughter may have been exposed to an unvaccinated child at a Kaiser medical office. The girl is now under quarantine for one … Continue reading »

Measles Investigation Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene restaurant says it’s taken a hit since word got out that a man with measles ate there last month. Lane County Public Health says it’s one of four locations the man visited while he had symptoms. The Mongolian Grill on Coburg Road says business hit a standstill once its name … Continue reading »

Measles Awareness at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon students are on alert after a case of measles and another bacterial illness hit the area. The health center medical director says students are required to get immunized for measles. If they don’t, their registration will be put on hold. The director says these sort of restrictions are key … Continue reading »

Four Businesses Exposed to Measles

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health has released more updates about a confirmed measles case involving a man who went on vacation to Disneyland last month. Health officials say the man also visited a number of businesses in Eugene with symptoms. They say the man, who is a Eugene resident in his 40s, visited … Continue reading »

Measles Case Confirmed in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Public health officials have confirmed there’s a case of measles in Lane County. Health officials say it’s likely linked to the cluster of cases in Disneyland. Lane County Public Health says it’s conducting a full investigation to see who could be affected. It says this is the first case in Lane County … Continue reading »

CDC: Most Measles Cases Seen Since 2001

(CNN) —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of measles cases in the United States so far this year has risen to 288, the highest number for one year since at least 2001. The CDC says 90% of all measles cases in the U.S. were in people who were not vaccinated … Continue reading »

Doctors Warn of Measles Outbreak

MEDFORD, Ore. – Public health officials are urging people to get immunized after an outbreak of the measles. The disease, which had been eradicated roughly a decade ago, has appeared six times in Oregon this year – one more case than all of last year. Dr. Jim Shames, Medical Director of Jackson County Health and … Continue reading »