Measles

Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger protest against SB277, a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, at a Capitol rally, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica, would only allow children with serious health problems to opt out of school-mandated vaccinations. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli.

Experts: California vaccine bill would increase immunization

A hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest vaccination…

 

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles…

 

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA broken section of rail that led to major BART delays could be from a batch of bad rail

BART riders again exposed to measles by Millbrae-Civic Center commuter

BART riders may again have been exposed to measles when an infected…

 

Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoWith measles cases popping up in Southern California and the Bay Area

SFUSD board may update vaccination policy

The San Francisco Unified School District is considering updating its vaccination policy…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoWith measles cases popping up in Southern California and the Bay Area
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerRiders wait for the Bart in San Francisco's Powell Street Station.

News of measles on BART reinforces calls for vaccinations

With a cough and a fright, the measles is traveling around the…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerRiders wait for the Bart in San Francisco's Powell Street Station.
S.F. Examiner file photoBART announced Wednesday that a passenger who has measles used the transit system last week and that riders should look out for signs of the disease.

BART riders might have been exposed to measles

BART riders may have been exposed to the measles last week, officials…

S.F. Examiner file photoBART announced Wednesday that a passenger who has measles used the transit system last week and that riders should look out for signs of the disease.
Damian Dovarganes/AP PhotoCalifornia lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger.

California lawmakers aim to limit vaccine exemptions

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require parents to…

Damian Dovarganes/AP PhotoCalifornia lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child's health is in danger.

SFUSD urging students to get measles vaccinations amid statewide outbreak

The San Francisco Unified School District is urging measles vaccinations for all…

AP Photo/Dave SimonIn this photo taken Sunday

New California law makes it harder to skip vaccinations

A California law that took effect last year is making it harder…

AP Photo/Dave SimonIn this photo taken Sunday
AP Photo/Jae C. HongElizabeth Orsini takes pictures of her hairband with the Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on…

AP Photo/Jae C. HongElizabeth Orsini takes pictures of her hairband with the Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland
Cindy Chew/2009 S.F. Examiner file photoThousands of BART passengers may have been exposed to measles during their commutes.

BART warns passengers may have been exposed to measles

BART officials on Thursday issued a warning to passengers that they may…

Cindy Chew/2009 S.F. Examiner file photoThousands of BART passengers may have been exposed to measles during their commutes.

Dim bulb: Vaccination fears feed measles outbreaks

DIM BULB: A trend for some parents to refuse to vaccinate their…