Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine - The New York Times

A child receiving a measles vaccine in Munich in May.Outbreaks of the disease have been on the rise globally, and health officials in Germany have recorded 501 cases this year. Read more »

Measles Can Cause ‘Immune Amnesia,’ Increasing Risk of Other Infections

Globally, most of the 100,000 people who die each year from measles are children aged 5 years or younger.The measles virus erases that memory, leaving the patient prone to catching the diseases all over again. Read more »

W.H.O. Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Measles in Europe

Europe|W.Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Measles in EuropeImageA toddler receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccination in Wales. Read more »

Measles Outbreak: Cases Reach Highest Level in More Than 25 Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that there had been 971 known cases of measles in the United States so far this year.That is eight more cases than in 1992, the previous high since vaccines became widely used, when 963 cases were reported in the United States all year. Read more »

Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

, in Rockland County.CreditCreditGwynne Hogan/New York Public Radio[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox. Read more »

Religious Objections to the Measles Vaccine? Get the Shots, Faith Leaders Say

)Some vaccines grown in eggs or using dairy products contain residual egg or casein proteins.CreditSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesBut kosher dietary laws are “just a total nonissue” with regard to vaccines, said Dr. Read more »

Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000

The vaccine is considered very safe, and two doses are about 97 percent effective at conferring immunity.CreditCreditAlisha Jucevic for The New York TimesThe number of measles cases in the United States has risen to 695, the highest annual number recorded since the disease was declared eliminated in this country in 2000, federal health officials said on Wednesday. Read more »