Dear Antivaxxers, not in the Name of God

Freedom of religion does not include freedom from facts. It also does not include the freedom to endanger others.Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, Friday, 7:30 AM

Condition of El Al flight attendant with measles worsens

43-year-old otherwise healthy woman in a coma with encephalitis, a swelling of the brain, as a result of measlesSara Rubenstein, Friday, 1:12 AM

500 Jewish doctors sign letter calling for vaccinations

Doctors who serve Orthodox communities in North America join mass information campaign to encourage vaccination amid measles outbreak.Marcy Oster/JTA, Wednesday, 9:32 PM

Measles cases in Detroit linked to haredi traveler rise to 39

Number of measles cases in Detroit area linked to a haredi traveler more than doubles over past three weeks to 39.Ron Kampeas, JTA, Wednesday, 10:33 AM

Measles cases up 300% year over year

World Health Organization warns anti-vaccination campaign has led to over 3 times as many measles infections compared to 2018.AFP, 4/15/2019, 6:53 PM

'I didn't know I'd expose women and babies to measles'

New father who exposed maternity ward, newborns, to measles says he 'had no idea he was sick' and 'has nothing against vaccines.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2019, 10:05 AM

Measles epidemic kills over 1,200 in Madagascar

Madagascar, an island country off the eastern coast of Africa, suffers from a high rate of poverty and lack of resources.Sara Rubenstein, 4/14/2019, 11:01 PM

NYC bus driver refuses to stop for haredi man over measles fears

Haredi man claims bus driver refused to stop for him in Brooklyn, later covered her face for fear of contracting measles from him.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/14/2019, 9:21 PM

European rabbis urge: Protect yourselves and your children

Conference of European Rabbis urges parents to be alert over Pesach vacation, ensure all family members are vaccinated against measles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2019, 4:59 PM

Vaccination is Pikuach Nefesh

I plead that every anti-vaxxer read this critically important pikuach nefesh article.Rabbi.Dr. Aaron Glatt, 4/11/2019, 10:51 AM

NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in haredi community

Mayor Bill de Blasio declares public health emergency following measles outbreak in haredi community in Brooklyn.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/10/2019, 7:29 AM

New York may close yeshivas which allow unvaccinated students

NY Health Department warns: Brooklyn yeshivas allowing unvaccinated students to attend face violations and possible closure.Chana Roberts, 4/9/2019, 11:13 AM

NY county measles outbreak spotlights religious exemptions

Health commissioner supports push to end religious exemptions for vaccinations, says measles outbreak one of 'most challenging' crises.AFP, 4/8/2019, 11:03 AM

El Al flight attendant hospitalized with serious case of measles

Flight attendant unconscious, on a respirator after contracting measles on a flight from Tel Aviv to New York.Ben Sales/JTA, 4/4/2019, 6:06 PM

Israel's measles outbreak started in Ukraine

Measles outbreak traced to annual mass pilgrimage to Uman, Ukraine for Rosh HashanahMarcy Oster/JTA, 4/4/2019, 12:17 AM

Learning competition bans unvaccinated students

New York 'Chidon' bans unvaccinated students recently exposed to measles patient, asks parents and schools to act responsibly.Chana Roberts, 4/3/2019, 9:39 AM

New mother exposes maternity ward and nursery to measles

Unvaccinated mother contracts measles, exposes hospital nursery.Chana Roberts, 4/1/2019, 7:39 AM

US county declares state of emergency amid measles outbreak

In attempt to stem measles outbreak, New York county bans unvaccinated minors from public places.AFP, 3/27/2019, 7:58 AM

Detroit measles outbreak traced to Israeli carrier

18 cases of measles reported in Jewish community after Israeli visits several Jewish schools, synagogues, and kosher stores this month.Stacy Gittleman/JTA, 3/26/2019, 9:46 PM

Three children in Lod diagnosed with measles

Three daycare children, including 5-month-old baby, diagnosed with measles in Lod.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2019, 3:32 PM

New York: 31 new measles cases in one week

Over twenty of the new cases linked to Williamsburg yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 5:04 PM

The menace of waves of infectious diseases

Waves of infectious diseases struck Israel and other countries in 2018, causing considerable concern. In theory, infectious diseases have the potential to regain much of their power as a factor limiting the size and expansion of human populations.Lt.Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham , 2/5/2019, 7:13 AM

Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn cancelled after groom has measles

New York Department of Health orders wedding in Williamsburg called off after groom from Antwerp contracts measles.JTA, 12/27/2018, 9:37 PM

A friend from Italy comes to visit

Matteo Salvini, the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and a leading candidate for Prime Minister, visited Israel and expressed enthusiastic support for it – but the political Left preferred to ignore his warm feelings, and accuse him of anti-Semitism. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/24/2018, 10:46 AM

Mass measles outbreak feared in Kfar Chabad

As many as 1,000 people exposed to measles during event in Kfar Chabad - with more individuals exposed at second event.David Rosenberg, 12/18/2018, 1:09 PM

The obligation to vaccinate

The scientific claims against the vaccine are based on research proven to be false. The halakhic rule that we follow the majority is also true in the field of medicine and here we go according to the position of the majority of doctors.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/16/2018, 7:41 AM

Israeli measles epidemic spreads to London

London haredi community hit by outbreak of measles, following epidemic in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 12/5/2018, 9:47 AM

There is no religious excuse for not vaccinating your kids

Measles is a viral disease that can be prevented by vaccination. The myth that measles vaccines are associated with autism has been thoroughly debunked by scientific research.Dr. Alan Kadish and Dr. Edward C. Halperin, 12/2/2018, 12:10 AM

10-year-old in mortal danger after contracting measles

10-year-old boy from Samaria hospitalized in a serious condition, suffering brain infection because of measles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2018, 3:58 PM

'Suing vaccine refusers not a simple proposition'

Refusal to vaccinate children who have infected other children with measles requires long line of evidence difficult to present to court.Shimon Cohen, 11/28/2018, 9:31 AM

A 3-week-old baby contracted measles from his mother

3-week-old with measles is listed in stable condition after contracting the disease from his mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 1:10 PM

'Vaccination Bill' advances

Minister clear way for bill to ban unvaccinated students from schools following measles outbreak.Gary Willig, 11/18/2018, 10:53 PM

Measles vaccinations on the rise in Israel

Deputy Health Minister Litzman cautiously optimistic as number of residents receiving vaccinations grows. 'Measles still not behind us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2018, 8:47 PM

Senior haredi rabbis order followers to vaccinate their children

Amid measles outbreak, senior haredi leaders release missive calling on the public to vaccinate their children.JTA, Tzvi Lev, 11/8/2018, 3:35 PM

Measles outbreak: We are in a state of emergency

Member of Knesset, Yoel Hasson, responds to the pushing off of the Immunization Law: "we must do everything to prevent an epidemic"Hezki Baruch, 11/5/2018, 7:53 PM

NYC warns of measles outbreak among Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn

New York City health department warns of measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn, urges parents to vaccinate children.JTA, 11/4/2018, 3:20 PM

Fear of measles on flight from Turkey to Israel

Health Ministry calls on passengers on Turkish Airlines flight 788 Thursday from Istanbul to Ben-Gurion Airport to be examined by doctor.Mordechai Sones, 10/16/2018, 9:35 PM

Measles alert: Infected person flew from Eilat to Tel Aviv

Health Ministry warns: Measles patient may have infected at-risk individuals during domestic flight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2018, 1:17 PM

Five measles cases in Jerusalem

Five Jerusalem women aged 20-40 fall ill with measles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2017, 9:38 AM

Warning: Measles spreading across Europe

WHO warns low immunization rates leading to measles outbreaks, asks public to get immunized.Chana Roberts, 3/29/2017, 2:16 PM

Report: LA measles outbreak centers on Orthodox Jewish community

A measles outbreak in Los Angeles County, California, is centered on the Orthodox Jewish community, according to reports.JTA, 1/24/2017, 4:59 AM