measles

UCLA Health experts are offer health tips, travel vaccines and consultations to ensure your dream vacation does not become a travel health nightmare.

By UCLA50Plus • August 12, 2019

We don’t yet know what causes autism, but a new study found the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not. The MMR vaccine also doesn’t trigger autism in a group of at-risk kids.

No Linkage Between MMR Vaccine and Autism 

A 1998 paper in The Lancet claimed the MMR vaccine caused [...]

By uclahealth • May 3, 2019

Los Angeles is the latest metropolitan area affected by a measles outbreak — the L.A. County Department of Public Health is investigating five cases. Below are answers to commonly asked questions to help you better understand measles, and more importantly, whether you or loved ones are at risk:

What is measles?

Measles [...]

By uclahealth • April 30, 2019
Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading about measles outbreaks in the U.S and abroad. Are these new cases really all that dangerous? As an adult, should I get vaccinated? Measles is an ancient and highly contagious respiratory infection. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 24, 2018
Part of ensuring you have a great summer vacation is staying healthy during your trips. Follow these three wellness tips to keep illness at bay during your travels.
  • Update your vaccines: Ask your doctor if your vaccinations are up-to-date for the following:
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • [...]
By uclahealth • May 10, 2017
Immunization is key to preventing disease among the general population. Vaccines benefit both the people who receive them, and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them because the infection can no longer spread through the community if most people are immunized. In addition, immunizations reduce the number of deaths and [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
According to the CDC, there are many diseases that have recommended vaccination schedules. The goal is for all U.S. citizens to receive these vaccinations to prevent the spread of these infectious diseases, and ultimately to eradicate them. Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c4iIhCE_b4 With children starting school earlier than usual this year, UCLA pediatrician Dr. Piper Calasanti reminds families to schedule a visit to their healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations, especially for diseases such as whooping cough and measles, which have increased in prevalence in [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53t8MvJGrc   Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that is spread when someone comes in direct contact with infected droplets through the air, says James Cherry, MD, UCLA pediatric infectious diseases physician. [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016