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Internist and Hospital of Central Connecticut medical staff memberMany people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A newer version of the whooping cough vaccine doesn't protect kids as well as the original, which was phased out in the 1990s because of safety concerns, according to a new study. During a 2010-2011 outbreak of whooping...
Sudan TribuneThe rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has called on the head of the UN's humanitarian agency to visit areas in Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur outside of Sudanese government control that have been off-limits for the past two...
Florida Keys KeynoterA kennel-cough outbreak that's kept the Marathon animal shelter under quarantine for almost a month is on the verge of being lifted, interim Director Cora Baggs says. "We believe we're going to dismiss the quarantine hopefully this weekend. We've had...
Gulf Daily News, Manama, BahrainBAHRAIN is on track to achieve most of its key health targets related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. They include reducing child mortality rates, improving maternal health and combating...
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Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, Wash.Moses Lake School District officials canceled Friday classes at Longview Elementary School following an apparent outbreak of stomach flu. District superintendent Michelle Price said Thursday about 25 to 30 percent of Longview's students were sick....
Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif.The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health launched Toddler Immunization Month this month, according to a county news release. TIM is an annual observance which highlights the importance of fully immunizing toddlers ages 1-3 years old against...
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
An Orlando infant's death from whooping cough last month is underscoring the county health department's push to get children and adults alike vaccinated and keep vaccines up to date. The six-week-old baby boy was too young to have gotten his first...
The Santa Cruz SentinelAs the state guards against a possible new whooping cough outbreak, local officials are crediting a new state law with pushing vaccination rates for middle- and high-school children upward. With traditionally high numbers of children skipping shots...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterSchool's almost out, but now is the time to think about next school year - at least when it comes to seeing the doctor. Pediatricians are busy doing physicals and giving the required vaccinations for next school year. Dr. Robert Gard with Physicians...
Tags: Drugs and Medicines, Vaccines, Tetanus
Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, Wash.Grant County has seen a spike in the number of whooping cough cases in the last month, and health district officials are urging county residents to take steps to keep from spreading the disease. Cases of whooping cough, also called pertussis, have...
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