Measles Outbreak Concerns Continue

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just released new numbers involving the measles outbreak. It is reporting twenty new cases in the last week.  121 people from 17 states have been reported to have measles in the latest outbreak. Dr. Barbara Sibley with Southern Oregon Pediatrics said it concerns her that the measles … Continue reading »

Oregon is a Concern for Measles Outbreak

Medford, Ore. – ABC’s Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said he is concerned about Oregon as the measles outbreak continues. He said living in a state with low vaccination rates does increase the chance of contracting measles saying, “Oregon is one of the states that really has me worried.” Dr. Besser said he … 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 »