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2014-08-27 23:13:03

Honoring National Immunization Awareness Month, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to identify and stay on top of immunizations for every age group. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The purpose behind vaccinations is to help "teach" the body how to effectively build up immunity for the future and fight off infectious agents that may cause disease. The immune system contains a diverse network of tissues, organs, and highly...

2014-08-26 12:27:08

Younger Americans more likely than their elder counterparts to question vaccine safety NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With incidents on the rise for many diseases once considered dangers of the past, the subject of vaccinations has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent days. In fact, strong majorities of U.S. adults favor childhood vaccinations being mandatory for all children (77%), while seven in ten don't think unvaccinated children should be allowed to attend...

2014-08-05 16:28:04

Georgia Department of Public Health Reminds Georgians of National Immunization Awareness Month ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- August is a busy month: planning the last family vacation, back-to-school shopping, registering for classes, moving off to college and school enrollment. Recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds Georgians to stay up-to-date and get a head start on vaccinations required for school....

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2014-07-31 02:00:21

Monash University Giving parents access to a dedicated website on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way to increase uptake, say experts. The study published in the British Journal of General Practice, recommends that a dedicated website be developed as part of guidelines on the MMR vaccine. Led by Dr Swati Shourie from Monash University and Dr Sandy Tubeuf from the University of Leeds in the UK, the research is the first to look at the economics...

2014-07-29 23:02:52

World renown public health professional, Ronald St. John, creates Sitata. A company which provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related symptoms of diseases identified as of possible risk to travellers. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Sitata provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related...

2014-07-28 13:14:57

University of Leeds Giving parents access to a website containing information about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake, new University of Leeds research has found. Informing parents about the vaccine via a website containing information helping parents make a decision about MMR is on average £9.20 cheaper per vaccination to the NHS than informing them solely via a GP consultation, and £7.17 cheaper than via a leaflet...

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2014-07-09 12:11:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smallpox is a deadly virus that was all but wiped off the face of the Earth in the late 1970s, but on Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that random bottles of smallpox were found in at a federal lab near Washington, DC. This is the second such announcement within the past month. In a statement, the CDC said that its employees had stumbled upon “vials labeled ‘variola,’ commonly known as...

2014-07-02 12:28:44

Protect your child, your family, your school, and your community HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has become a ritual for Pennsylvania parents preparing their children for the first day of kindergarten - school-required immunizations. Thanks to these required vaccinations, certain diseases have become very rare. "Parents play a significant role in the long-term health of their children by making sure they are vaccinated," said Bruce A. MacLeod, MD, 2014...

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2014-07-02 05:34:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents worried about having their children vaccinated take note: a new study published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics has found that immunization-related side-effects are extremely rare, and that there is no evidence linking them to serious health issues such as leukemia or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). According to Liz Szabo of USA Today, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare...

2014-07-01 23:08:25

Request A Test is Offering a 5% Discount on Titer Testing in July 2014 - Use Promo Code TITER5 by July 31st to Save Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 This July, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing is offering a 5% discount on titer testing. Customers can save by using promo code TITER5 when placing an order either online or over the phone. Titer blood testing is a simple way for a person to check their immunity to a variety of diseases. With...

Latest Measles Reference Libraries

2011-02-17 16:35:12

Measles, also known as Rubeola or Morbilli, is caused by a virus and infects the respiratory system. Morbilliviruses are enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a generalized maculopapular erythematous rash. It is spread through respiration and is highly contagious. 90% of people without immunity who share a living space with someone infected will get measles. Infection incubates for about 14 days and infectivity...

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