Facebook Takes on Epidemics With New Disease Prevention Maps

Facebook wants to help fight infectious diseases like measles by introducing maps that health organizations can use to prevent and respond to outbreaks. The disease prevention maps, which debuted Monday, provide detailed information such as population density, the movement of people in real time, and network connectivity across regions. The point is to give researchers […]

Measles Outbreak Prompts One New York County to Ban Unvaccinated Children From Public Spaces

A county in upstate New York has taken the unprecedented step to ban unvaccinated children from public places following a measles outbreak. Rockland County, which is about 40 miles north of New York City, said on Tuesday that children under 18 years of age who haven’t been vaccinated against the measles cannot attend any public […]

Measles Outbreak Continues in Oregon and Washington, With One New Case Reported Daily

An outbreak of measles that began in January in southern Washington state has risen to 79 cases throughout Washington and Oregon, according to the Oregonian. In late January, health officials in Washington’s Clark County, which sits north of Portland, Ore., reported that 22 people had been infected with measles in the city of Vancouver, Wash., […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Recorded a Podcast With Writer Who Claimed Vaccines Cause Autism

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared on a podcast with anti-vaccine fitness writer Ben Greenfield Tuesday, although he reportedly didn’t know Greenfield’s stance on the scientifically disproven theory prior to recording. “Grateful for you,” Dorsey tweeted after recording with Greenfield. “Great conversation, and appreciate all you do to simplify the mountain of research focused on increasing […]