How Anti-Vaxxers Ruined Disneyland For Themselves (And Everyone Else)

"The Happiest Place On Earth" is ground zero for a recent measles outbreak centered in California. Now, unvaccinated people are being warned to avoid visiting Disneyland parks. » 1/22/15 1:00pm 1/22/15 1:00pm

CDC: Big Whooping Cough Outbreaks Could Become 'The New Normal'

This year, California weathered its biggest pertussis – aka "whooping cough" – epidemic in seventy years (for a whopping dose of perspective, see the graph up top). A new report from the CDC says the outbreak could be a sign of things to come. » 12/05/14 1:08pm 12/05/14 1:08pm

CDC Statistics Show What Happens When You Don't Vaccinate

The latest figures: Between January 1 and August 29 of this year, nearly 600 confirmed measles cases were reported to the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The resurgence is the greatest the U.S. has seen since the disease was eliminated from the country in 2000. » 9/06/14 9:00am 9/06/14 9:00am

Despite anti-vaxxer rhetoric, vaccination rates are higher than ever

Vaccination rates are up and have been for awhile. The public is more convinced than ever of the importance of vaccines. So, why are we hearing so much about the anti-vaccine movement? A new study delves into why — and what we can do about it. » 1/27/14 12:24pm 1/27/14 12:24pm

This graph of whooping cough cases in Washington State should scare the…

The United States is in the middle of its worst whooping cough (aka pertussis) outbreak in over half a century, but few states have been hit as hard as Washington. This graph, released just a few days ago by the CDC, compares the state's pertussis cases in 2012 against those documented in 2011 — and the difference is… » 7/25/12 10:20am 7/25/12 10:20am

R2-D2 is scared he has whooping cough

You may be familiar with the surreal anti-smoking PSA starring Artoo and Threepio and the drunk driving spot which takes place on Mos Eisley (Bea Arthur would take your keys away). But infinitely less lauded is this spot, where Artoo is afraid he suffers from whooping cough. Silly droid, he didn't ask Santa for an… » 11/13/11 1:00pm 11/13/11 1:00pm