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Orange County’s chief health officer told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday the county faces a much greater risk from the flu than the coronavirus that has killed more than 1,000 people, mostly in China, but “all of the science on this is changing rapidly.” The virus, which was renamed COVID-19 on Tuesday by the World …

Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday confirmed five new cases of measles and warned of possible exposure at a series of locations over the past week. According to the county Department of Public Health, the new patients are four county residents who were “exposed to an unimmunized, international visitor who was infectious with measles while …

Image copyright SPL Image caption Artwork: Measles is one member of an extended family of viruses We’ve seen recent spikes in measles infections. Some European countries, including the UK, lost their measles-free status and many developing countries, especially parts of Africa, Asia and Oceania are seeing frequent outbreaks. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) …

AUSTIN, Tx. (WJW/CNN/FOX) — Officials say at least five airports let people with measles go through security this month. According to FOX, someone with measles traveled through two terminals at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in a two week span. Other cities with similar cases included Richmond, Va., Austin, Tx., Los Angeles and Denver, ABC News …

A Travis County resident has been diagnosed with measles for the first time since 1999, according to a press release sent Sunday from Austin Public Health. Austin Public Health will be coordinating with health departments throughout Central Texas to inform people who may have been at locations when the person with measles was there, according …

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Department of Public Health is investigating a possible measles exposure. Officials said they were notified of a traveler with confirmed measles infection who visited several Chicago locations. They said the exposures may have occurred on December 12 and December 17 at O’Hare International Airport and in Chicago’s Greektown and Near …

Image copyright SPL Measles has a devastating impact on the body’s immune system that could make it harder to fight infections for years, a pair of studies show. The virus can cause “immune amnesia” – meaning the body forgets how to fight bugs it once knew how to beat. Measles also resets the immune system …

Disneyland visitors crowd the theme park’s streets in an undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Disneyland visitors crowd the theme park’s streets in an undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) A measles patient visited Disneyland last week while contagious and could have exposed others to the disease, …

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina health officials are warning people who visited a specific airport and hotel may have been exposed to the measles. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the Guilford County Health Department say in a news release that people may have been exposed if they visited Piedmont Triad …

The Pennsylvania Department of Health warned the public on Friday that anyone who visited the airport on October 2 and 3 could have contracted the viral infection. “The Department of Health is working with the county and municipal health departments to notify Pennsylvanians who were on flights with the suspected case, but other individuals may …