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According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , the number of measles cases in America tripled over the annual average in 2013, with 175 documented cases of the disease, when there are normally only 60. Eric Brown is
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 175 cases of measles so far this year, a significant spike that's attributed largely to the failure of those infected to get vaccinated, medical professionals said. The 175 cases, including
The number of reported cases of measles in the United States this year is nearly three times the annual average, federal health officials said on Thursday, highlighting the continued threat of the disease 50 years after development of a vaccine.
First-born children are more likely to be taken to hospital when they have reactions to childhood vaccinations than their younger brothers and sisters, a new study shows. The difference in hospital visits post-vaccinations was greatest in the first
The threat of meningitis has long been a concern on college campuses, where the cramped living quarters, crowded classrooms and teeming party scene create an environment where it can spread more easily. The disease has largely vanished from colleges
There have been more than 30 cases of the potentially deadly virus this year, despite the disease having been eradicated from Australia. Metro North Public Health Unit director Dr Susan Vlack says the patient was diagnosed on November 30, but
The Board of Education policy requires that a child must be 5-years-old on or before Oct. 1 to be eligible for kindergarten. This form is to be completed by the parent or guardian, returned and reviewed with the school nurse. A copy of the current
The victims in the attack, which reportedly took place on Monday, were a vaccinator and a driver. "I call on all parties to ensure the protection of all personnel working to deliver assistance to populations in need throughout Sudan," said Al-Za'tari.
A mass campaign to vaccinate children in Tacloban the Philippine city hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan has begun in evacuation centres and in communities using mobile health teams with support from United Nations agencies. UN World Health Organization (
Vaccination programs for children have prevented more than 100 million cases of serious contagious diseases in the United States since 1924, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The research, led by scientists at