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This Electron Micrograph Reveals Both A Paramyxovirus Measles Virus, And Virions Of The Polyomavirus, Simian Virus Sv40 Smaller Circles. The Envelope Of The Measles Virus Has Broken, Exposing The Nucleocapsid Filaments. Interest In Sv40 Has Increased In The Last Several Years Because The Virus Was Found In Certain Forms Of …

Measles Outbreak Reported in Missouri

Measles is a highly contagious virus, inflicting high fevers, cough, runny nose, and eye inflammation. Still, its most characteristic symptom is the rash that spreads from the hairline down across the entirety of the body.

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Measles Outbreak in Minnesota Grows to 41 Cases

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported on Thursday that the number of measles cases diagnosed in the state has jumped to 41, an increase of seven reported cases over the last 24 hours.

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Measles Outbreak Strikes Again In Los Angeles

Two years after a large Measles outbreak broke out at Disneyland in Southern California and spread internationally, an outbreak of the disease is back with nine confirmed cases in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

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New Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect In California

California Parents saw the institution of a new vaccine mandate on Friday barring new students from entering or seventh graders from advancing in school unless they have a list of shots required by the state pushing some parents to move out of state.

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Measles Outbreak in Memphis Began at Mosque

The first reported case of a person with measles in the recent Memphis outbreak, which now numbers seven confirmed cases, was at a local mosque on April 15, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

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Ebola Case Surfaces in Sierra Leone, Resetting Countdown Clock

The government of Sierra Leone received a mere six-day respite from fighting Ebola, as a new case announced today resets the countdown clock to declaring the nation Ebola-free. The body of a 67-year-old woman in remote Kambia district has tested positive for the virus.

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Vaccine Mandate Lawmaker Faces Recall Backlash in CA

Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) faces a recall effort from Californians that opposed SB 277 after the state Senator spearheaded the bill that made California one of three states with the most severe childhood vaccine laws.

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First Person Dies From Measles in 12 years

Officials confirmed that a woman killed by measles in Washington State this spring had been vaccinated as a child but a combination of health problems, a depressed immune system and being on medication that interfered with her response to an infection left her unprotected from the deadly disease.

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Donnelly Launches Referendum to Overturn New Vaccine Law

Former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has launched a referendum against vaccine law SB277, pledging to work with every individual or group to collect the signatures needed to put the vaccine referendum on the 2016 ballot and let voters decide this issue.

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Jim Carrey Blasts Jerry Brown Over Vaccine Mandate

The same day that California Governor Jerry Brown signed childhood vaccine bill SB 277 into law, two-time Golden Globe Award winning comedic actor Jim Carrey took to Twitter blasting the governor for not killing the bill that makes California among three states with the strictest vaccine laws in the country.