The Orion

Anti-Vaxxers are accomplices to murder

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Gage Northcutt

April 17, 2019

Due to the surge in parents refusing to vaccinate their children, a measles outbreak has spread across the Pacific Northwest. Not only has this reached Butte County, but specifically the measles outbreak has reached a student at Chico State.The anti-vaccination movement believes getting exposed to a dangerous and possibly fatal illness is a good thing. This ideology is a treasure tro...

Possible measles exposure locations on Chico State campus and throughout Butte County

Possible measles exposure locations have been reported on campus by the Student Health Center. These locations include Ayres Hall, Room 120 on March 25 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., University Village from the afternoon of March 24 through the morning of March 26, and University Village shuttle on March 25 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. More measles exposure locations can be found on the Butte County Public Health Department website. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Gordy Papalias

March 29, 2019

The California Department of Public Health released a Measles Alert to Chico State students on Wednesday and was followed up by an alert from the Student Health Center on Thursday that confirmed a case of measles in a Chico State student.There are currently four known cases of measles in the Butte County area.Measles is a highly contagious virus in the nose and throat mucus of the infected person, according to the Student Health Center. It is spread through coughing and sneezing and can live on contaminated ...

Measles outbreak prompts local readiness plans

Infographic by Lindsay Pincus

Kristina Martinez

February 13, 2015

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

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

February 2, 2015

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

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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