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Rhode Island’s flu-shot mandate for health workers 1st of its kind in nation – AMA - by The Refusers

Election: Romney and Obama Tied on Vaccines

Woodland parents get measles warning

Wakefield Battle Revs Up with Appeal, Facebook Page and More - Age of Autism

Post-Gardasil Syndrome: Kaitlyn from Ontario

Science and politics: Ben Goldacre on MPs and evidence (video)

Switzerland: Routine vaccination reaching four in five children

Provincial News: Mandatory flu shot for health staff misdirected - To save lives, prevent thousands of needless deaths stop provincial policies that cause medical errors, bed sores and superbug infections

More Than a Quarter of St. Louis EMTs Don’t Get Flu Vaccines, SLU Study Finds

Study: Rapid flu tests do best at high viral loads

U.S. Mumps Outbreak: After two vaccine doses, 89% still contracted disease

Vical Names Mammen P. Mammen, Jr., M.D., Vice President, Clinical Vaccines

4 Vaccines Every Student Should Get, Even the Uninsured and Underinsured

Dr. Gary Tunsky talks about how all disease originates at the cellular level and not at the organ or system level. (video)

New treatment for crystal meth addicts after scientists develop a vaccine that blocks the drug's effect on the brain - Tests on rats have shown the vaccine stops them being affected by the drug, taken by 25 million globally - Vaccine thought to stop drug molecules getting into brain, so user doesn't get the effect of the drugs

Flu vaccines divide medical community - Despite a high-profile campaign, some health workers are refusing to get vaccinated against current influenza strains and are hesitant to offer the vaccine to patients. Their views present a conflict between public health and personal choice.

Dachel Media Update 11/2 - Age of autism

NEWS SCAN: Low US flu activity, Rift Valley fever in Mauritania, malaria in Asia-Pacific

NEWS SCAN: 2009 pandemic in US, mumps outbreak, West Nile in Texas, Hendra virus vaccine, tularemia treatment - Serologic study suggests 20% of Americans were infected during 2009 pandemic

CONSTITUTION DAY? Forced Vaccination, NDAA, Gulf Atrocities by themaryandsallieshow in Legal

Getting a flu vaccination is a safe bet

No need to wait for flu shot: VIHA

Kanawha flu vaccine program under way

Metro Health to offer flu vaccines at polling sites as early voting ends Friday - Flu vaccines offered at select sites beginning Friday, Nov. 2 as early voting ends

Hartlebury's MP takes jab to promote flu vaccinations

CDC 2012-2013 Influenza Season Week 43 ending October 27, 2012

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) National Influenza Vaccination Week: Free NIVW Web Tools

Novavax Reports Third-Quarter 2012 Financial Results

ACIP recommends updates to 2012 immunization schedules

Free flu vaccinations in Peabody on Election Day

The entire vaccine industry is being exposed for unproven assumptions and misrepresentations of data

Father convicted of shaking baby to death freed after TEN YEARS in jail after new evidence finds baby died of ill health - Drayton Witt, 31, was charged in 2002 with murdering his son Steven - Witt wasn't Steven's biological father, but was helping his wife raise him - Steven was born a 'blue baby' and had been in and out of the hospital during his short life span - An Arizona judge permanently dismissed the murder charges against Witt

BMJ Demands More Trial Data From Pharma by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

A Bill Gives FDA More Power Over Compounders by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Bacteria found in two drugs as meningitis outbreak tops 400

UPDATE 1-US FDA finds bacteria in New England Compounding drugs

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

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Meningitis: More Cases, Death Toll Lower

Nine new cases – five of them in Michigan – have been identified in the continuing fungal meningitis outbreak, but the CDC now says the death toll is not as high as reported. The new numbers come as a Massachusetts congressman is set to introduce a ...
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MedPage Today

Blaming Mitt Romney for deadly meningitis and other wild liberal media claims

With just a few days left until the election, the left's out-of-control fringe has taken control – blaming Mitt Romney for deadly meningitis or even warning that his presidency will lead to the slow killing of gays. And when they aren't doing that ...
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Closure of Ameridose, sister company of pharmacy in meningitis outbreak ...

A Westborough pharmacy and drug manufacturer with the same owners as the Framingham specialty phamacy at the center of the national fungal meningitis outbreak will remain closed until at least Nov. 19. The temporary closure of Ameridose LLC, ...
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National Vaccine Injury Lawyer | Home

If so, you may be entitled to compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Awards from the Program compensate you for pain and ...

More than 22 million children not fully vaccinated with DTP worldwide

Approximately 83% of children worldwide received at least three doses of the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2011, according to data in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. One goal of the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy, established ...
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Measles alert at Woodland school prompts letter home to parents

More than three dozen students at a Woodland school were told to stay home Friday after school officials learned a student there may have measles. Officials from Woodland Primary School, a K-3 school with 560 students, sent home a letter to parents ...
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HPV vaccine not just for females

The controversial human papillomavirus vaccine, which protects against the cervical cancer-causing HPV, can be administered in both males and females, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPV is a common virus spread by ...
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Vaccine News Daily (blog)

Woodland parents get measles warning

Recommending that susceptible, unimmunized persons receive the MMR vaccine (or if immunocompromised, pregnant or under one year of age, immune globulin (IG) within 6 days). • Excluding all exposed persons who were susceptible and unimmunized at ...
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Mandatory flu shot for health staff misdirected

Coupled with the doubtful efficacy of the flu vaccine, some staff have adverse reactions and get ill after the flu shot. "Understaffing at hospitals is rampant and staff who take sick days are often harassed," says Hurley. Also half the hospital work ...
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Scientists say HPV vaccine may cause fatal autoimmine or neurological reactions

Two University of British Columbia (UBC) scientists say that a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may trigger fatal autoimmune or neurological events and want the potential for adverse reactions to be acknowledged. Neuroscientist Chris Shaw and Lucija ...
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Preventive Medicine, Disaster Avoidance, and the Health of a Nation

Recently I read about a new movie about a person with polio. "Wow. I'm really lucky not to have gotten polio," I thought, for the first time ever. A tingly wave of gratitude washed over me for functioning limbs that can run, dance and kick a football ...
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Ethiopia remains susceptible to imported polio virus

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Though Ethiopia has remained polio free since April 2008, the country's susceptibility to polio importation, particularly in border regions, remains a point of concern. The Minister of Health, Tedros Adhanom (PhD), called upon ...
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EthioSports (blog)

State's flu-shot mandate for health workers 1st of its kind in nation

Rhode Island, the nation's smallest state, has taken a big step toward protecting the public's health by mandating that all health care workers who have direct contact with patients be vaccinated against seasonal influenza. The requirement, issued by ...
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My daughter got chicken pox and it made us about as welcome as a pack of ...

I don't know about you, but there is no space in my brain to worry about dousing them with disinfectant every time they go outside the kitchen. Gracie concluded that shunning 'chicken pox Mabel' was unfair and 'lookist'. Rather illogically she compared ...
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Daily Mail

Meningitis-Related Pharmacy Recall Worsens Drug Shortage

The recall of hundreds of drugs by Ameridose LLC, a compounding pharmacy associated with the U.S. meningitis outbreak, may be exacerbating shortages of medicines used for surgery and heart failure, regulators said. The Food and Drug Administration is ...
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HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Sexual Activity: Study

In 2006, Gardasil became available for girls ages six to 24. In 2009, the vaccine became available for males. The majority of people are unaware that the vaccine is effective in males as well as females. Michele Promaulayko: The Vilification of a ...
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Did Schooling Method Spread Mumps in Orthodox Jewish Communities?

"From June 2009 through June 2010, the U.S. experienced large mumps outbreaks in several large Orthodox Jewish communities, primarily among people who were well vaccinated," said Albert Barskey, an epidemiologist in the division of viral diseases at ...
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Mumps vaccine succumbs to face-to-face contact

The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, comes after a face-to-face educational technique used among Orthodox Jews apparently led to an outbreak of mumps in 2009 and 2010, despite widespread vaccination, Reuters reports.
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Student at Woodland Primary School contracts measles; shots urged

Woodland School District officials sent a letter home to parents Thursday warning of a measles case. Cowlitz County health officials confirmed a case of measles in a student at Woodland Primary School. School and health officials reviewed immunization ...
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Naivasha to launch measles campaign

As the government launches a five day measles campaign in the country, it emerged that the district had recorded 127 cases between January and September 2012. According to Naivasha district public health officer Samuel King'ori of the number one minor ...
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CLHD Drive-through Flu Vaccine Clinic on November 3

The “Flu” immunization is recommended to everyone 6 months and older to ... Have had a severe allergic reaction to thimerosal (a mercury derivative in ...

Flu shot is weapon to battle yearly virus

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu vaccine is 50 to 70 percent effective. Stifter said those numbers “don't sound too great,” but people should keep in mind that out of a field of 100 people, the shot prevented half of them from ...
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Tennessee's Chief Medical Officer Details Meningitis Outbreak

by Heather Graf. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's now been a full month since state health officials first announced a cluster of fungal meningitis cases among patients in Tennessee. Since then, 11 people in this state have died, and dozens more are sick.
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Pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak halts operations in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Thursday that the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a massive meningitis outbreak agreed to an indefinite summary suspension of its license to do business in the state ...
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Legal News Line

Lilywhites without Welsh

"Mumps has been quite debilitating for him," Westley told the Lancashire Evening Post. "It's been quite a bad dose of mumps which has knocked him sideways. With us playing Saturday-Tuesday next week, we're probably looking at the Stevenage game (next ...
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Emergent advances leukemia therapy to next trial stage

Revenues rose to $66.6 million from $58.8 million, boosted by a $10.3 million increase in doses of its BioThrax vaccine delivered under its contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Along with its earnings report, Emergent announced ...
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Flu shots available at the polls

Officials at the hospital say the single best method of protection against the flu is to get the flu vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending the flu vaccine for everyone six months and older. Getting vaccinated is ...
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Prevention is key — Meningococcal meningitis vaccine saves lives

... form called meningococcal meningitis — a version that often strikes teens and young adults, and has been known to kill otherwise healthy individuals within a day of creating symptoms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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PLOS ONE: Parental Acceptance of HPV Vaccine in Peru: A ...

Quadrivalent (Guardasil®) HPV vaccine was donated to PATH by Merck & Co. ... Vaccines against the two most common HPV types, 16 and 18, have proven ...

Research at USF Health » The HPV vaccine: Not for girls only

The HPV vaccine studies of several USF College of Public Health researchers have been highlighted this week at the American Public Health Association ...

Immunisation grant celebrates the Queen

The project aims to improve immunisation rates and timeliness by applying the knowledge gained from practices who maintain high immunisation coverage to practices with the lowest immunisation coverage, a media release from Health Research Council of ...
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National program makes use of pentavalent vaccine for first time in Myanmar

Nearly one-and-a-half million infants are to be protected against childhood diseases by a national vaccination program financed jointly by the government and an international immunisation organisation. The program, to be launched in November, will ...
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Myanmar Times

Research and Markets: Smallpox - Pipeline Review, H2 2012

DUBLIN — Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Smallpox - Pipeline Review, H2 2012" to their offering. Global Markets Direct's, 'Smallpox ...
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Efforts to eradicate polio must continue

Thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the total number of polio cases decreased from 350,000 in 1988 to 650 in 2011, and to only a little more than 100 since the beginning of 2012. Polio resurgence around the world after so many ...
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Expand All Comments - Forbes

We could end the controversy and move on to other areas. No official will call for this research. We need to ask why. Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism ...

RI has 2nd case of fungal meningitis in outbreak

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State health officials say a second Rhode Island patient has contracted fungal meningitis in a nationwide outbreak linked to steroid injections prepared by a Massachusetts pharmacy. The case announced Thursday is a Lincoln ...
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Meningitis outbreak toll: 386 cases

All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been ...
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Meningitis outbreak: Six lawsuits filed in past 2 days

Her lawsuit was one of six filed Wednesday and Thursday in Davidson County Circuit Court against the New England Compounding Center, the firm whose medicine has been linked to a national outbreak of fungal meningitis. One suit was on behalf of a ...
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World Polio Day: Number of polio cases falling, but Pakistan still far from green

A senior official working closely with the polio eradication programme said the recent sharp decline in the number of refusals and polio cases in the country should not be considered as the only indicator to gauge the performance of the polio ...
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The Express Tribune

Developing countries unite for equitable access to vaccines

More developing countries have been successful in developing pentavalent vaccines — which combine diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and HiB virus in one shot, and have supplied the vaccine to UNICEF. DCVMN recorded that the number of ...
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4 Vaccines Every Student Should Get, Even the Uninsured and Underinsured

Even if you aren't sexually active yet, getting the full three dosages of the HPV vaccine can potentially save your life if you're exposed to the STD virus later on in the future. While more than 80 percent of sexually active Americans will contract ...
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Study: Not Enough Evidence That HPV Vaccine Is Safe and Effective

It's not whether anyone "disagrees" with VAERS reports or not, it is whether they are caused by or coincident to the vaccine. The only adverse event that has been demonstrated to be caused by HPV vaccine is syncope (fainting). The rest are coincidental.
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Boy who lost limbs to meningitis starts kindergarten

Three years ago Austin Schoppert Coffee of South Dakota lost his arms and legs to a rare form of bacterial meningitis. Since then he's grown and learned how to adapt to his new life. Now, he's getting used to a new routine: school. "He loves to color ...
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Meningitis outbreak victim's family sues pharmacy

BRISTOL (AP) — The family of a northern Indiana man who died of fungal meningitis last month is suing the Massachusetts specialty pharmacy that produced tainted medication linked to the deadly nationwide outbreak of the disease. The wrongful death ...
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Massachusetts Approves Tighter Regulations To Help Prevent Future Meningitis ...

Since the recent outbreak of a deadly strain of fungal meningitis was traced to contaminated steroid shots produced in a Massachusetts-area compounded pharmacy, Massachusetts officials have been cracking down on the largely unregulated compounded ...
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Pertussis vaccine stops working earlier than thought

Pertussis vaccine stops working earlier than thought. Text Size: ASmall Text; AMedium Text; ALarge Text. MILWAUKEE —. Nancy Stordahl takes breast cancer personally. Her mother died of it four years ago. She was diagnosed two years later. She's sick of ...
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Measles case identified at Woodland Primary School

Globally, measles remains one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable death among children, killing more than 100,000 children in the world each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2000 measles was declared ...
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U.S. Mumps Outbreak: After two vaccine doses, 89% still contracted disease

Researchers from the involved state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied 1,648 of those cases. The researchers found that 89 percent had received the recommended two doses of mumps vaccine. The outbreak was ...
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging flu shots

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to get the flu shot this year, many people nationwide are resisting. The CDC says ... Injectable flu vaccine is 100 percent dead, broken-up virus – it is not infectious. I ...
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Toward True Health: What is shingles, and what can I do about it?

Most often shingles will strike only once, and is mostly seen in people over 60 who had chicken pox at or before age 1, and who are stressed by disease, medications or by mental/emotional stress. Of course, there are always exceptions. If an adult or ...
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Left-Wing Salon Writer Blames Romney for Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

The left has gone from criticizing Mitt Romney on his views of FEMA to blaming him for a meningitis outbreak. Salon.writer Craig Unger pinned the recent spike in meningitis, which resulted in the deaths of 29 people, on Mitt Romney, in an article ...
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Meningitis, drug lab hearings announced

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Following a number of major public health scandals in Massachusetts, lawmakers are taking a hard look at major lapses in oversight at the Department of Public Health. “There has been a failure of government that has endangered ...
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Nine more cases of meningitis reported in outbreak

(Reuters) - Nine more cases of deadly fungal meningitis were reported from an outbreak tied to steroid medications shipped by a Massachusetts company, bringing the national total to 377 cases, U.S. health officials said on Thursday. No new deaths were ...
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Meningitis outbreak toll: 386 cases

Updates with Thursday's figures; illness up by 9; the numbers of deaths and states reporting did not rise. By The Associated Press. An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty ...
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Bacteria, more fungi found in drugs from firm tied to meningitis outbreak

Contamination has been found in two additional drugs made by the pharmacy tied to a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, federal health officials said Thursday. Ten different kinds of bacteria were detected in the drugs, including eight in separate ...
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Meningitis Outbreak Still Growing

Nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, health officials reported today. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased the tally of cases to 386 in 19 states ...
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ABC News

Bigfork reports whooping cough case

BIGFORK - The Bigfork School District is the latest to succumb to pertussis, or whooping cough, but according to the Flathead County Health Department quick action caught the problem. Monday, Bigfork schools notied parents that a student at was ...
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Striking Image of Virus Wreaking Havoc

The striking image above, captured by University of Sydney researchers, shows the vaccinia virus — the vaccine used to beat smallpox — spreading from one cell to a whole layer of cells in a monkey's kidney. The goal of the experiment wasn't to simply ...
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Lynda Mundstock: Beating polio

For many of us, polio is not a disease that we are familiar with. Many are aware of it only because they have been inoculated against it. Although polio has plagued humans since ancient times, this contagious and devastating disease was virtually ...
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Polio eradication efforts not reaching most vulnerable

GENEVA - Polio will not be stamped out in Pakistan unless the national programme reaches out to parents from high-risk groups, such as low-income Pashtun communities who suffer the greatest burden of this disease, according to a study published this ...
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'The Sessions': Did director's own polio color his judgment?

It's not hard to imagine why people would be intrigued by the unique story of Mark O'Brien, a journalist confined to an iron lung who, nearing age 40, enlisted a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity. Writer-director Ben Lewin was clearly one ...
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How Can Parents Protect Children From Whooping Cough?

Pregnant women and the parents of young kids should make sure they are up to date on their whooping cough immunizations, The Public Health Agency (PHA) suggested after seeing the increase in the number of cases during 2012. Although there has been ...
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Chickenpox locks down San Quentin

All scary movie scripts aside, California's oldest correctional facility is locked down for something potentially just as deadly: chickenpox. Prison spokespeople tell The AP that the compound famous for housing Charles Manson has been closed off since ...
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Meningitis outbreak: Recovering victim sues

It was just three weeks after her treatment with a spinal steroid that 66-year-old Jane Wray of Robertson County was stricken with a stroke, but it would be several weeks more before she found out why. Wray, a retired employee of the Metro Health ...
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