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Daily News 2016-01-30

 

Meet the doctor who beat Ebola and then discovered it hiding in his eye

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - During the height of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, infectious disease specialist Dr. Ian Crozier was on the ...

Researchers in Uganda Develop New Test to Detect Ebola

Researchers in Uganda say they have developed a new Ebola test kit that detects the virus in minutes. Current tests for Ebola take anywhere from ...

Zika virus spread may draw stock market investor attention

The investment reaction is reminiscent of the deadly Ebola virus outbreak that began in 2014 and spread to the United States before being contained.

Pertussis vaccine booster shots protect kids and adults

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son says that if I get a booster shot for pertussis, it will help protect his kids from getting whooping cough. That seems ...

Sixty-Nine Cancer Centers Urge HPV Vaccination

Together we, the NCI-designated cancer centers, recognize these low rates of HPV-vaccination as a serious public health threat, the cancer centers ...

Think we're out of the woods with flu? Think again

A few months ago, right at the beginning of the Fall season, we heard a lot about the importance of getting your flu vaccination. But what if you put if off ...

Why We Can't Build an App to Track Zika

To begin, Zika and Ebola are two vastly different viruses that bring varying symptoms and outcomes for those infected. Comparisons of the two only ...

Winnipeg-Based Ebola Vaccine Scientist Helping With Zika Vaccine

That group includes Dr. Gary Kobinger, who helped develop the Ebola vaccine ZMapp at the National Microbiology Lab here in Winnipeg. Though the ...

Correction: Evaluating the Early Benefit of Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine on Genital Warts in Belgium

Correction: Evaluating the Early Benefit of Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine on Genital Warts in Belgium: A Cohort Study. Geraldine Dominiak-Felden ...

Correction: Evaluating the Early Benefit of Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine on Genital Warts in Belgium

Fig 1. Incidence of genital warts per 100 000 individuals (dashed line: females; solid line: males) and qHPV vaccine uptake in individuals aged 1622 ...

Your Body: Talking to Your Teen's Doctor About the HPV Vaccine

According to a recent survey of nearly 600 family medicine doctors, more than a third are not recommending the HPV vaccine to teens and their ...

Polio rumours were not pre-planned: Police

Twelve days after rumours about deaths due to polio immunization drops triggered chaos across Kashmir, Police Friday claimed to have solved the ...

FALSE: Pediatricians' Association Admits HPV Vaccine-Cancer Link

A misleading article claimed that an association of pediatricians had "admitted" a link between the human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil and ...

Army lab unit earns award for Ebola response in Liberia

A one-of-a-kind Army medical unit received its first Superior Unit Streamer Award on Friday, marking its role in the multinational, multi-agency fight to ...

African Researchers Use Ebola Tactics to Help Fight Zika

Ebola taught us that it is possible to detect the beginning of an epidemic, but not to foresee its end, Dr. Amadou Alpha Sall, the head of the ...

Ask Dr. K: Get your booster shots and protect grandkids

DEAR DOCTOR K >> My son says that if I get a booster shot for pertussis, it will ... When I went to medical school, a vaccine for pertussis was radically ... of their regular tetanus boosters (the Td shot that is recommended for adults ...

Ask Dr. K: Get your booster shots and protect grandkids

DEAR DOCTOR K >> My son says that if I get a booster shot for pertussis, it will help protect his kids from getting whooping cough. That seems ...

Your Body: Talking to Your Teen's Doctor About the HPV Vaccine

According to a recent survey of nearly 600 family medicine doctors, more than a third are not recommending the HPV vaccine to teens and their ...

Zika virus: Ways you can help

The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus that has spread to at least 24 countries. The World Health Organization estimates that 3 to 4 million people in ...

Experts: Zika Vaccine a Decade Away, but Emergency-Use Version May Exist by 2016

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has echoed reports that an emergency vaccine may arrive ...

Alberta Health Services issues public alert of potential measles exposures

People who visited certain locations in Calgary mid-January, including the city's airport, may have been exposed to measles, Alberta Health Services ...

HPV Vaccine Gardasil: American College Of Pediatricians Issues Rare Warning Against Vaccine ...

The College says that in addition to concerning correlations between Gardasil and Premature Ovarian Failure, they are also concerned with the ...

Sixth rabies-afflicted skunk found on Riggs Avenue in Watertown

The afflicted skunk was killed by a dog Jan 25. However, the dog was exposed to the rabies. The dog was not up to date on its rabies vaccination, ...

Body of polio worker found in Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: Body of an official associated with polio campaign in Khyber Agency was recovered from the outskirts of Peshawar city on Friday, ...

Pneumococcal Vaccines May Cause Severe Reactions in Patients with CAPS

(HealthDay News) Pneumococcal vaccines can trigger a severe local and systemic inflammatory reaction in patients with cryopyrin-associated ...

Severe Reaction to Pneumococcal Vaccines in Patients With CAPS

Pneumococcal vaccines can trigger a severe local and systemic inflammatory reaction in patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes, ...

Mumps activity again on the rise in McLean County

BLOOMINGTON Mumps activity is once again popping up in McLean County, the health department announced this week, continuing to urge ...

Tadley school to close on Monday after outbreak of flu-like virus

"PHE has recommended to parents that a flu vaccination is the best form of protection and those that have yet to receive one should contact their local ...

Rule Out Self-medication For Meningitis

He mentioned fever, headache, neck pains and convulsion as some of the immediate signs and symptoms of the Pneumococcal meningitis. Dr Afreh ...

Opinion: Political system has 'no conscience, no shame'

The pharmaceutical industry persuaded Congress to establish the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program shielding vaccine makers and ...

ECNEC approves emergency plan for polio eradication, other projects

ISLAMABAD, Jan 29 (APP): The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Friday approved emergency plan for polio ...

Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism

Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism ... When women are both obese and have diabetes, the autism risk for their child is ... of women of childbearing age are obese, roughly one in 10 have diabetes, ...

CBHA doctor: Cervical cancer is one of easier cancers to treat

All kids who are 11 or 12 years old should get the three-dose series of HPV vaccine to protect against HPV, Small said. Teen boys and girls who did ...

Arik Air Resumes Flight Services As Ebola Cases Down

It could be recall that flights from Lagos to Freetown were suspended in July 2014 during the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in some West ...

Arik Air Resumes Flight Services As Ebola Cases Down

Arik Air Resumes Flight Services As Ebola Cases Down. Arik Air said, it is resuming flight services from Lagos to Freetown, Sierra Leone from ...

WestJet Passengers Warned About Measles Exposure

Laboratory results confirmed the illness as measles on January 26th and it is likely the passenger acquired measles while travelling in SE Asia.

Zika Virus: Ebola 2.0 For Airlines?

The spread of Ebola in 2014 caused a sharp drop in airline stock prices as investors feared a drop in travel demand. These fears did not materialize ...

Couple discovers wedding ring in baby's X-ray

A Seattle-area woman learned that the hard way after she noticed her wedding ring was missing on Thursday, according to a Reddit thread. Who was ...

Another Rabid Skunk Found In Watertown

The dog, which was not up to date on its rabies vaccination, will either have to be ... Animals with rabies may be aggressive, sick or unusually friendly.

After Ebola scare, Chicago prepares for next public health crisis

The global Ebola outbreak waned without reaching Chicago, but it left in its wake a system of training at the city's hospitals and collaboration among ...

Pneumococcal Meningitis: W/Region patient responding to treatment - Health Director

The 16 year old boy who has contracted Pneumococcal Meningitis is the western region is responding to treatment, the western regional health ...

Ebola Outbreak Highlights UK's, WHO's Needs For Emergency Response Reform

[A] report on the U.K.'s lessons from Ebola published this week by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee found surprising ...

Pei-Ying Lin's BioArt: Stunning Smallpox, Nutritious NanoFood and Microbial Fractals

One of Lin's ongoing projects though is Smallpox Syndrome (2011). This is a satire on the potential fashionability of vaccines, created to be ...

Autism Risk Linked to Obesity, Diabetes Combination in Moms

These kids were nearly four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism by age 6, compared with those children born to women who had neither ...

Zika virus is no Ebola, but neither was Ebola.

For anyone who remembers the millions of Americans dying in the streets from Ebola in 2014, the news about the Zika virus this week must have ...

Opinion: The plunder of West Africa Ebola funds

Her country had spent the previous 11 years recovering from its civil war, and she feared that Ebola was threatening to "erase all the hard work".

Suffolk nurse Will Pooley, who survived Ebola, collects his MBE from Prince of Wales

Mr Pooley, of Eyke, near Woodbridge, collected the honour from the Prince of Wales for his efforts in combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Infectious disease vaccines: A new approach to global health security

And that is where we need to concentrate our attention if we want to prevent future outbreaks and make the world safer from infectious disease.

How breast-feeding could save 800000 lives per year

I've written before about how I simply don't get how we in the United States remain so squeamish about breast-feeding -- and how despite all the ...

Michael Ball thrilled to pick up OBE alongside Ebola survivor

Michael Ball poses for photos with his father Tony as he holds his Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal which was presented by the ...

Suffolk Ebola survivor collects his MBE

The Suffolk nurse and Ebola survivor Will Pooley has collected his MBE at Buckingham Palace. Mr Pooley from Eyke has been honoured for his efforts ...

Hawaii Biotech joins race to develop Zika vaccine

The Honolulu, Hawaii-based company, which is also testing vaccines for infectious diseases including West Nile virus and chikungunya, sold its ...

Hawaii Biotech joins race to develop Zika vaccine

The company initiated a formal program to test a Zika vaccine last fall, ... vaccines for infectious diseases including West Nile virus and chikungunya, ...

Parents' Joy As Girl With Autism Asks 'I Want More Toast, Please' After Three Years Of Silence

A girl with autism who didn't speak for three years, surprised her parents by ... "Coco spoke up until the age of around 26 months and then gradually ...

US Scientists Are Starting From Ground Zero With The Zika Vaccine

U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci says agency researchers "have not really spent anything on Zika" ...

Zika vaccine and diagnostics: A statement from NIH's Dr Anthony Fauci

We are also supporting along with the CDC, the development of diagnostic platforms that can rapidly determine if a patient is infected with Zika or has ...

Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids

In the United States, more than one-third of women of reproductive age are obese, while almost 10 percent struggle with diabetes, the study authors ...

Swine flu alert prompts vaccination call

Medical experts are encouraging people to get a seasonal flu vaccine, ... Dr Femi Oshin has urged locals to seek out the conventional flu vaccine if ...

Laos vaccine-derived polio cases now at 7

Vaccination history indicated that the child had received three doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV). On 1 and 3 December, samples of the patient were ...

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (INO)Shares Soar on Possible Zika Vaccine By Year's End

Today it was announced that a pharmaceutical consortium, which includes Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO) are making major headway on ...

Another whooping cough case in Jackson, latest of several in NJ

The disease is also known by its formal name, pertussis. In a letter sent sent to all Jackson parents, school superintendent Dr. Stephen Genco wrote ...

Whooping cough making comeback

The Northern Kentucky Independent District Health District reported a spike of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in 2015-16 in Northern Kentucky, ...

Now Playing on Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM

To opt out of your child's immunization schedule in the state of Michigan, the health department now requires you to take a class. Is this the case of too ...

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus Lao People's Democratic Republic

Local health authorities reported the AFP case on 19 November. ... the outbreak as a national public health emergency and consider vaccination of all ...

Swine flu alert prompts vaccination call

Public Health England has also recommended vaccination, but played down the risk to the general public. In an article published by Richard Pebody, ...

New flu vaccine campaign aims to ease hospital overcrowding

A new flu vaccination campaign is to be launched by the HSE and additional palliative care beds are to be opened in the west and south-east in an ...

Accra records 3 cases of Pneumococcal meningitis

Accra records 3 cases of Pneumococcal meningitis ... Starr News can confirm three cases of the Pneumococcal meningitis have been recorded in the ...

Accra records three cases of Pneumococcal meningitis

Accra records three cases of Pneumococcal meningitis ... Starr News can confirm three cases of the Pneumococcal meningitis have been recorded in ...

Western Region Reports One Case Of Pneumococcal Meningitis

The Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, on Thursday confirmed that one case of Pneumococcal ...

Officials rule out Zika vaccination for 'several years' as 5 cases are confirmed in Germany

Officials have ruled out a vaccine to protect against Zika in the next few ... for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said one of the vaccines was based on ...

Climate change cause of Pneumococcal meningitis EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), says the recent outbreak of Pneumococcal meningitis may be worse in subsequent years due to the ...

Clinicians seek ways to use remaining 4vHPV vaccine

We cannot predict who might be in that 4%, Fryhofer told Infectious Disease News. Ideally, it would be nice if the company would just switch out for ...

No Zika vaccine 'for several years' as virus spreads 'explosively'

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said one of the vaccines was based on work done on the West ...

France: Measles vaccination campaign launched in Calais and Grande-Synthe camps

Measles is a highly infectious disease which carries the risk of serious ... to the importance of being vaccinated especially important in this situation, ...

Hundreds Of Students Face Suspension

Supervisor Erin Courtney says if they don't update their immunization records, the kids will be suspended from school. They won't be allowed ...

Maryland Cancer Centers Encouraging Parents to Use More of HPV Vaccine

Sixty-nine top cancer centers from around the country, including the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and the ...

Study suggests HPV vaccination rates highest among Hispanics

EL PASO, Texas A recent study suggests HPV vaccination rates are the ... One doctor said more information on the vaccine has helped with those ...

Dachel Media Update: In a Discordant Key

Donvan and Zucker make it clear that the vaccine-autism controversy has been a "dangerous detour." A reference was made by Groopman that Katie ...

The New 'Talk' with Your Sons and Daughters

Don't be surprised if your pediatrician urges your children get the HPV vaccine at their next well visit. In what they referred to as a call to action, a joint ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan should work together to eradicate polio

ISLAMABAD: The chairperson of Technical Advisory Group (TAG), an organisation that advises Pakistan on polio eradication programmes, has ...

EDITORIAL: Protect your kids now, get them vaccinated

Only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys are receiving the recommended three doses of HPV vaccine. HPV can be transmitted through sexual ...

Meningitis Claims 50 Lives

... who confirmed the death to the Daily Graphic, said the post-mortem report of the late teenager confirmed that he died from pneumococcal meningitis ...

'No Zika vaccine for several years' as virus spreads

US officials have ruled out a vaccine to protect against Zika in the next few years as concerns continue to mount about the spread of the virus.

Zika: Vaccine trials for disease linked to 'shrunken heads' could start this year, officials say

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, said that one option is to base the vaccine on previous research ...

Meningitis claims 50 lives

Fifty people have so far died from the outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis, the Minister of Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, has said. Giving an update on ...

From Rubella to Zika: pregnancy, disability, abortion and the spectre of an epidemic

Current concerns about Zika and microcephaly recall similar anxieties about maternal infection with Rubella in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.

Rotarians take 'Polar Plunge' to fight polio

NEWBURYPORT To raise awareness and critically needed funds to fight the crippling disease polio, four participants from the Rotary Club of ...

More students may be sent home for missing vaccines

17, when children missing required vaccines or valid exemptions will be sent ... One dose of the Tdap vaccine a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis ...

More students may be sent home for missing vaccines

A nurse with Deschutes County administers a vaccine to a Bend-area child last ... One dose of the Tdap vaccine a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis ...

Zika Vaccine May Enter Testing Phase by End of This Year

Currently, there is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, but there are two ... director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), one ...

Free flu vaccine: not too late while bug still around in Reading

Public health experts say it is vital those who are eligible to have a flu vaccine every year as the vaccine protects against different strains of the virus ...

Letters to the editor, Jan. 30: Women's health

And, with the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the HPV vaccine is available to help protect young people against this potentially ...

Stop whooping cough, get vaccinated

In recent years, Kentucky has seen a gradual increase in cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The highly contagious respiratory ...

MHS to offer Wag-a-Grams, vaccination clinic

The costs for vaccinations are: rabies (cats and dogs), $10; bordatella and lepto, $10; DHPP (dogs), $15; PureVac (one-year rabies vaccination for ...

Dog licenses must be renewed no later than Jan. 31 in Jefferson

State law requires all dogs be inoculated against rabies. License(s) will not be issued if rabies vaccination expires between Jan. 1, 2016 and Nov.

Top US researcher says vaccine for Zika virus could be years away from development

The hunt for a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus could take years, a top US ... The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned ...

Maternal obesity, diabetes tied to increased autism risk in kids

When women are both obese and have diabetes, the autism risk for their child is at ... About one in 68 children have ASD, which includes autism as well as ... of women of childbearing age are obese, roughly one in 10 have diabetes, ...

Vaccine News: HPV Vaccine For Cancer Prevention Supported By Top US Cancer Centers

For instance, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center declared that they hope the joint statement will effect change in public health.

HPV Vaccination in Adolescent Girls

... often produces minimal to no symptoms, causing it to be a highly transmittable disease and a major public health issue. Three vaccines are currently ...

The world needs a Zika vaccine. Getting one will take years

But public health experts warn that a vaccine for Zika which is believed to have caused a surge in cases of babies .... reach reproductive age which is the original marketing approach for human papillomavirus or HPV vaccines.

Victoria County Health Promotes HPV Vaccine

They may not have sex now they might have it in 10 years or 20 years but what your going to potentially save their lives. Said Dr. Lisa Campbell The ...

Death of a Mascot

(And while we're talking about smallpox, don't forget that the Massachusett were killed off in large part by the viral diseases of the white man, notably ...

Viral infection during pregnancy may be linked to autism-like behaviors in babies

... viral infection during pregnancy and risk of autism spectrum disorder. ... linked childhood vaccination to autism risk despite overwhelming scientific ...

Hold firm on vaccination requirements

It is a problematic reach backward at a time when vaccinations are a critical public health issue. Michigan, for reasons that cross the political, social ...

Case of whooping cough reported at Jackson high school

JACKSON - A student at Jackson Liberty High School tested positive for pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to a letter ...

Immunization Improvement Specialist

Position Summary: This grant funded project will establish a statewide quality improvement collaborative focused on increasing immunization rates ...

Act stipulates provision of compensation for vaccine-related death or injury

The Immunization Act, 2015 recently endorsed by the Legislature-Parliament and authenticated by President Bidhya Bhandari yesterday stipulates a ...

Act stipulates provision of compensation for vaccine-related death or injury

If a seven-member investigation committee, comprising senior paediatricians, public health experts and pathologist, formed by the government to ...

Progress being made to eradicate polio

Friday, January 29, 2016 - IslamabadSignificant progress will be made during the current year with regard to complete eradication of polio, Prime ...

UK secondary schools initiate meningitis vaccination program

Health officials from the United Kingdom recently initiated a vaccination campaign in the nation's secondary schools to guarantee that all high school ...

Search for a Zika virus vaccine could take years

He envisages girls getting the vaccine before they reach reproductive age which is the original marketing approach for human papillomavirus or ...

Community Briefs

Students will not be admitted into kindergarten unless all immunization requirements have been met, according to CUSD officials. Immunizations are ...

Pakistan on track to finish job of polio eradication in 2016

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for polio eradication met here Thursday to review the progress achieved by Pakistan in its fight against polio ...

Fewer flu cases than usual reported this season

"The flu vaccine that was developed for this years flu season seams to be a pretty good match to the flu that seems to be out there," said Dan Pekarek, ...

Chicken pox cases dip, more adult patients | Mumbai NYOOOZ

Cases of chicken pox, which witnessed an unusual spurt earlier this month, may be on the decline with fewer hospital admissions, but adults continue ...

Health leaders concerned two bills could curb declining waiver rates

Michigan's childhood vaccine waiver rates are dropping, and immunization rates are going up. That's according to 2015 numbers that were released ...

UT Austin Student Diagnosed With Mumps

Mumps can be spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The infection can also be spread through contaminated items like cups or phones.

(FAO) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD)

The Faculty Affairs Office in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division coordinates external searches for new divisional faculty, oversees the annual ...

PM's focal person hopeful of polio-free Pakistan this year

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's polio eradication programme has expressed the ... This was the message Prime Minister Focal Person for Polio Eradication ...

Time for hepatitis A vaccine: study

A study on hepatitis A outbreak in the State by P.S. Rakesh, an epidemiologist attached to the State government's Centre for Public Health Protection, ...

Immunization debate hits Virginia

Five delegates proposed removing religious and medical exemptions for school immunizations. But local parents say they won't stop fighting for their ...

'School Exclusion Day' for updated immunization records set for February 17

State law in Oregon requires all children to have immunization records. February 17 is school exclusion day, meaning students who do not have ...

Bill looks to eliminate popular vaccine waiver

The CDC recommends about 95 percent of children should be vaccinated. Giese says Eau Claire County is below that number at 92 percent.

Pneumococcal Meningitis: Public Information

The type of meningitis that has been detected in the Brong Ahafo, Northern and Ashanti Regions is Pneumococcal Meningitis. This type is caused by ...

Doctors urge adults to take vaccines | Chennai NYOOOZ

CHENNAI: Vaccines are not just for children. ... adults get a dose of a wide range of shots including those for flu, typhoid, hepatitis, and pneumonia.Soon, they will add a new vaccine for shingles, or herpes zoster that will be available ...

Cancer centers push for more use of HPV vaccine

HPV-vaccine U.S. Cancer Institute-designated centers are calling for an increase in vaccination against HPV. Credit: Biotechin.asia. The CDC ...

UT student is first reported mumps case in Austin this year

University of Texas health officials are investigating the first reported case of mumps this year. A student, who was not publicly identified, was ...

Immunization Program, Bangladesh stamp SC#379A used

Immunization program, Bangladesh stamp SC#379A used.

Flu cases ramping up at Providence, health system enacts restrictions

Doctors at Providence Health & Services say it's not too late to get a flu shot. The hospital system saw an uptick in cases last week. (Photo courtesy ...

Sexually transmitted virus strongly linked to risk of breast cancer study

Researchers believe Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, should be effective at preventing breast cancer. Photograph: Voisin/Phanie/Rex Features.

Immunization waiver rates drop in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says immunization exemption rates fell nearly 40 percent in 2015. Officials say it's because ...

Winning polio war

A bold step was taken last Wednesday towards total eradition of polio in the north, nay the country as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was ...

Oyo moves against measles outbreak

Last week, there was confirmed outbreak of measles in Sabo, Mokola area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, with 32 suspected cases identified by ...

BID-P: Staying healthy during flu season

The flu is contagious before symptoms are felt by the infected person. This makes the disease difficult to prevent without vaccination and is also why ...

The flu bug is finally 'What's Going Around'

A health alert for you. We now have our first cases of flu reported in Greene County. ... this one is easy folks. Your best prevention is the flu vaccination.

Michigan's vaccination waiver rate drops after rule change

LANSING, Mich. Fewer Michigan schoolchildren are getting immunization waivers, a drop that state health officials attribute to a year-old rule that ...

drop in immunization waivers after new law

So when she found out that more people are getting their immunization shots and the waiver rates dropped by 39% across the state, she was relieved.

Autistic teen defies odds, wins karting championship 3 times

When Austin was diagnosed with autism his parents tried everything to help him with his motorskills and coordination, and at the age of 8 he fell in ...

Person with measles visited Calgary while infectious, AHS warns

A person with a lab-confirmed case of measles visited multiple locations in Calgary including the airport earlier this month, Alberta Health ...

Health officials say BC person with measles visited multiple places in Calgary

CALGARY Health officials are warning that a person from British Columbia visited Calgary while infectious with measles. The person went to a ...

BC person with measles visited multiple places in Calgary

Alberta Health Services says anyone who was in the same places at the same times as the infected person may have been exposed to measles.

AHS warns public of possible measles exposure in Calgary

This image from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an electron microscope image of a measles virus particle, center.

Health officials say B.C. person with measles visited multiple places in Calgary

Health officials say B.C. person with measles visited multiple places in Calgary. By: The Canadian Press Posted: 01/28/2016 4:04 PM | Comments: 0.

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