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Measles Pose Threat to Unvaccinated Infants

Children and adults who remain unvaccinated and develop measles put others in their community at risk. Credit: Getty Images The United States has been hit by the worst measles outbreak since 1996, posing a threat to infants too young...U.S. seeing worst measles outbreak since 1996.

Chicken Pox Parties

Despite the fact that the mainstream medical community denies a link between vaccinations and autism, more and more parents are choosing not to have their children inoculated against childhood diseases. And while every state allows some avenue of...

Home-schooling to avoid vaccinations

In 2003, the U.S. Department of Education estimated that more than 1 million children in the United States were home-schooled. Today, the National Home Education Research Institute estimates that number to have doubled, with about 2 million children...

Measles cases at a 12-year high

It's the time of year when school nurses across the country are looking over student's immunization records to make sure they've had all the shots they need in order to attend class. But as we've discussed here many times before, not all students...

Mumps on the rise in the U.S.

The mumps are making a comeback in the United States. I mean the disease, not a post-modern punk band. The disease rose to an alarming rate in 2006, and it is feared it may take decades to eradicate it from this country. These findings come...

Measles making a comeback

A significant jump in the number of measles cases in England and Wales is raising concerns among health care professionals and epidemiologists, as parents choose not to have their kids vaccinated. According to the Health Protection Agency, there were...

Outbreaks of mumps among vaccinated adolescents and young adults

Vaccines don't always work. That shouldn't come as any great surprise, but an article in the current issue of CMAJ reported before the widespread use of vaccines, mumps was the most common cause of viral meningitis (up to 10% of mumps infections)....

Be sure your child gets those shots!

Measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000 but remains endemic worldwide. In 2005, a 17-year-old unvaccinated girl who was incubating measles returned from Romania, creating the largest documented outbreak of measles in the United...

Mothers against measles

The New York Times is currently featuring an article on the mothers of Nepal who are " foot soldiers in one of the great unfolding public health triumphs of modern times: the global push to slash the number of children who die from complications...

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