Liz Szabo

Liz Szabo is an author at Religion News Service.

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California governor signs vaccine law barring religious exemptions for most kids

July 1, 2015

California children will no longer be able to skip the shots normally required to attend school because of their parents’ religious or personal objections.

Ebola strikes another American aid worker

September 3, 2014

(RNS) The missionary group SIM USA said it isn’t known how the doctor became infected. He had been treating pregnant women and those giving birth in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital.

How Kent Brantly survived Ebola: Intense medical care — and prayer

August 21, 2014

(RNS) The hospital performed extensive blood and urine tests on both patients and consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before deciding the two missionaries were ready to be released. Experts have said it’s not possible to conclude that Zmapp cured their disease.

Ethicists criticize treatment of brain-dead patients

January 10, 2014

(RNS) Many doctors are questioning continued medical procedures on a 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead nearly a month ago, calling interventions to provide nutrition to a dead body wrong and unethical.

Latest measles outbreak tied to Texas megachurch

August 26, 2013

(RNS) An infectious disease expert says a measles outbreak at a Texas megachurch — with low vaccination rates and a pastor who’s been critical of vaccines — is a “classic example of how measles is being reintroduced.”

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