The Daily Northwestern

Bian: Not vaccinating your child should be illegal

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019

In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared measles to be eliminated in the United States. By 2014, the U.S. saw 667 cases of measles, and has already seen 159 cases in 2019 as of Feb. 21. The debate around...

Illinois Department of Public Health confirms measles case in state

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 22, 2016

The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed a case of measles in Illinois after an out-of-country visitor contracted the disease in the state last week. The infected person visited several locations in northern Illinois,...

Adults should get measles vaccine, Feinberg professor says

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

February 5, 2015

With the recent outbreak of measles, a Feinberg professor suggested adults get the measles vaccine if they don't know if they are up to date. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 60 percent of the people af...