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Failure of the Herd Protection

A little over a week after our trip to the ER, my baby son got what looked like another cold, much to my consternation.  This time, the cold and cough wasn’t as bad and the fever was intermittent and low grade. 495 more words

Raising Children

CDC Numbers Show Chicago Students Behind Peers In Vaccinations

(CBS) — Chicago school students return to classes Tuesday and one new analysis shows they may already be falling behind their peers in an important area. 298 more words


There are kids who want to be vaccinated in Africa

The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has undoubtedly caused devastating effects, but the lesson one should take away from this is that there is no excuse to be against vaccinations. 291 more words

CDC: Missouri is Lagging Behind in Measles Vaccinations

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Vaccination rates are up across the country for routine shots, but some states, including Missouri, are lagging behind when it comes to protecting against the measles. 188 more words


Viral infections in pregnancy

There are a number of viruses that can impact the fetus should a pregnant woman become infected.  It is important for GPs to understand the potential harm various viruses can cause both the fetus and pregnant woman.  112 more words

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Mackay Hospital and Health Service confirm two new measles cases after Whitsundays wedding guest is infected by disease

Courier Mail Laura Chalmers 25 August 2014

A man who attended a Whitsundays wedding while highly infectious with measles is believed to have infected two others. 37 more words

Clinical Pathology


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.  137 more words