Tag Archives: Measles

Measles.

I wish measles were a disease of the past.  I have been a practicing physician for 19 years and I have never seen measles outside of a journal.  But, I am on the lookout! The CDC reports that the U.S. … Continue reading

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Measles outbreak?!

Oh no!  The Centers for disease control and Prevention (CDC) is warning us physicians to remain alert for symptoms of measles. Yes, this was once considered an “eliminated” infection.  But, as of May 30, 2014, a total of 334 confirmed … Continue reading

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New measles and whooping cough vaccination guidelines for adults!

Changes! Changes! The governing body on immunization practices met last week. Many babies are becoming ill with pertussis and the pregnant mom can help. The pertussis vaccine is considered safe for pregnant women and may give immunity to their young … Continue reading

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