Europe Blames Anti-Vaccination Movement For Surge In Measles CasesThe World Health Organization (WHO) says there were over 21,000 cases of the dangerous virus recorded in Europe last year, four times the number recorded in 2016.
Denver Health Improves Regional Ebola Treatment CenterDenver Health Medical Center (DHMC) is now better equipped to care for patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases.
Warning Of Possible Measles Exposure In Denver-Boulder AreaThousands of people in the Denver metro area could have been exposed to measles over eight days last month in what's being called a "wide variety of locations in the Denver-Boulder area."
Warning Of Possible Measles Exposure Across Denver Metro AreaPeople who visited Target, King Soopers or any of five other locations in the south Denver metro area are being warned about possible exposure to measles.
Why We Worry About Measles, And Why You Should Too -- As In NowThere is a child case of measles in the Denver metro area, and that child may have exposed people in public places. Those people are now at risk for a very serious disease. Are you one of those people?
Colorado's New Immunization Rules: Politics Trump HealthWhen it comes to protecting your child’s health, politics -- not science may call the shots. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new rules regarding immunizations in Colorado. He believes the new guidelines are weak, lack teeth, and could go a lot farther to protect public health.
Study Finds Physicians Are Agreeing To Delay Childhood Shots At Parents' RequestThe recent measles outbreak brought the debate over childhood vaccinations to the forefront, and now doctors are in a tough spot as a new study shows they are getting increased pressure from parents to postpone the shots.
Is It Safe To Delay Your Child's Immunizations?There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.
Does Your Child Attend A Measles Factory?We've been talking a lot about low immunization rates nationally, but do you know what the rates are where your child goes to school? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida shows us a new tool where you can look up how your child's school is making -- or failing -- the grade of immunizations, and how that answer can show your child's risk.
Denver Doctor: Impoverished Neighborhoods Less Likely To See A Measles OutbreakThe current measles outbreak in the United States is a big concern for parents with children who may be around unvaccinated children, and those concerns loom larger in many pockets of Colorado.
Kids Care Clinic Boosts High Rate Of VaccinationsThe Measles outbreak is a big concern for parents with children who may be around unvaccinated children. One local clinic is hoping to ease those parents' fears.
Important Advice For Women About MeaslesMeasles can be devastating to anyone who becomes infected. But there is one group for whom we doctors have special concerns. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has advice for women of child-bearing age.