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January 13, 1989 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, Times Medical Writer
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Thursday recommended two significant changes in the routine for measles vaccinations: an extra shot for many infants and re-vaccinations for older children if an outbreak hits their schools. The CDC's measles specialists, who once expected to eradicate measles in the United States by 1982, now say the new measures are necessary to prevent continuing outbreaks of the disease. "We view these recommendations positively.
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January 21, 1992 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
California and other states could save millions of dollars by buying vaccines in bulk and distributing them to physicians who treat children eligible for Medicaid, the Children's Defense Fund, an advocacy group, said Monday.
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February 3, 1995 | JULIE FIELDS
Facing a countywide measles epidemic with 39 confirmed or suspected cases, public health officials have organized a special immunization clinic next week in Camarillo. The clinic will operate from 1:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1201 E. Paseo Camarillo, behind City Hall. Children should receive their first measles vaccine between 12 and 15 months of age. A second shot can be given after age 4.
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August 17, 1990 | DEANNA BELLANDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the new school year approaching, San Diego County will offer free vaccinations for various diseases Saturday, an event that carries special significance as the county fights a measles epidemic that has killed three children this year. "When they go into the classroom, they have to show evidence that they got the shots," said Sandy Ross, a nurse and immunization project coordinator for the county Department of Health Services.
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May 18, 1990 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 13-month-old baby who had spent most of the last four months on a respirator has died, becoming the third child to die in San Diego County in the measles epidemic. Jovany Farfan, whose first birthday was March 28, died Wednesday night of respiratory arrest, Children's Hospital spokesman Mark Morelli said. The boy was diagnosed with measles when he was admitted to the hospital Jan. 20, and he developed pneumonia as a measles complication, Morelli said.
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August 27, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dr. Harry M. Meyer Jr., co-developer of the German measles vaccine that helped save millions of children from birth defects including blindness and cerebral palsy, has died of lymphoma. He was 72. Meyer, who had lived in Friday Harbor, Wash., since his retirement in 1993, died Aug. 19 at his stepson's home in Kenmore. A consultant to three U.S. presidents regarding public-health matters, Meyer retired as assistant surgeon general of the United States in 1986.
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May 2, 2008 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
The United States is on track to report its highest incidence of measles cases since 2001, exacerbated by a rise in outbreaks worldwide and by clusters of people who are opting out of the vaccine because of religious beliefs or fears of a purported link between the shot and autism, health officials said Thursday. As of April 25, there were 64 reported cases of measles nationwide this year, including 12 in San Diego. One in five cases required hospitalization, said Dr.
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July 7, 1990 | JON NALICK
In an effort to curb the county's growing measles epidemic, health officials are expanding free immunization services at three Health Care Agency clinics. The Santa Ana clinic will expand its hours and clinics in Buena Park, and Westminster will soon be open in the evenings to handle patients in the red measles (rubeola) epidemic. "Measles is a very serious disease," County Health Officer L. Rex Ehling said. "Two children's deaths have been attributed to measles so far this year.
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July 14, 1990
Kaiser Permanente has joined forces with the Orange County Health Care Agency to fight the county's measles epidemic. A Kaiser "wellness care" van will be visiting Santa Ana, Stanton, Anaheim and Placentia from Monday to July 27 to offer free measles shots to adults and children. "Our goal is to provide at least one dose of measles vaccine to persons, both adults and children, who have never been immunized or who were immunized before their first birthday," said Dr.
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