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.
Well, it's official. California's whooping cough outbreak is now officially classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control. Thanks anti-vaxxers.
A group of federal advisers is endorsing testing the anthrax vaccine in children. Now the Obama administration has to decide whether to move forward with the risky prospect of injecting healthy children with a potentially dangerous vaccine.