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Measles outbreak prompts local readiness plans

Measles outbreak prompts local readiness plans

Kristina Martinez

February 13, 2015


Filed under News

Following a spike in the number of measles cases across the country, Chico State and Butte County health care officials have prepared for the possibility that the infection may become a problem here. California is currently experiencing a large outbreak of the contagious viral disease. It started in ...

Some parents need vaccination education

Some parents need vaccination education

Miles Inserra

February 2, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Too many parents across the country still refuse to get their children vaccinated.This issue is evident from the recurrence of diseases thought to have been largely eliminated, like the measles outbreak in Disneyland that occurred earlier this month. Parents who do not vaccinate their children do so ...

Vaccines are friends, not foes.

Zachary Phillips

April 16, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 1998, a study conducted by former surgeon Andrew Wakefield in the medical journal "The Lancet" claims that vaccines have a possible link to the development of autism. In 2010, 10-year-old Jeremiah Mitchell learns to adapt to the life of a quadruple amputee. Four years earlier, he lost all four limbs...

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