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Pandemic

Read: Vaccine Exemptions Triple in California as Parents Doctor-Shop

Vaccine Exemptions Triple in California as Parents Doctor-Shop

A state senator, who is also a pediatrician, is sponsoring a new bill that would require the state health department to sign off on all medical exemptions.

Read: NYC Declares Measles Emergency, Orders Vaccinations for Some

NYC Declares Measles Emergency, Orders Vaccinations for Some

Residents over the age of six months who live in four specific Brooklyn ZIP codes must be vaccinated or face a fine of up to $1,000.

Read: 40 Univ. of Maryland Students Test Positive for Adenovirus

40 Univ. of Maryland Students Test Positive for Adenovirus

A freshman UMD student died from the illness back in November.

Read: Study: Thousands of U.S. Kids Not Vaccinated

Study: Thousands of U.S. Kids Not Vaccinated

The rate of young children not receiving vaccinations has increased for the third year in a row.

Read: Flu Epidemic Closes Schools in at Least 14 States

Flu Epidemic Closes Schools in at Least 14 States

One elementary school in Oregon was closed for a week after 43 percent of its students and staff were affected by the flu.

Read: Flu Outbreak Closes 2 Texas School Districts for a Week

Flu Outbreak Closes 2 Texas School Districts for a Week

Bonham ISD and Gunter ISD closed all schools after a high number of students and teachers were experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Read: Hospitals See Significant Increase in Flu Patients, Deaths

Hospitals See Significant Increase in Flu Patients, Deaths

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the U.S. is at peak flu season and warns of several more weeks of significant flu activity.

Read: Help for Hospitals Handling Patient Surges

Help for Hospitals Handling Patient Surges

On the Safe Side Toolkit is a free hospital security planning resource designed to help healthcare organizations manage security and public health emergencies.

Read: New California Law Limits Student Vaccination Exemptions

New California Law Limits Student Vaccination Exemptions

Starting next year, parents will only be able to send unvaccinated children to school if they have a note from a doctor.

CDC: Flu Now Widespread in 43 States

So far this season, 21 children have died from influenza and the illness is now widespread in 43 states across the U.S.

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