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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...

measles resurgence
2014-05-31 06:30:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Measles cases in the US have reached a 20-year high, with over 250 confirmed cases having been reported during the first five months of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday. From January 1 through May 23 of this year, a total of 288 cases of measles had been reported to American health officials – the highest levels since 1994 – and according to The Washington Times, one out of every...

2014-04-24 12:30:27

Recent measles outbreaks underscore importance of sustaining high vaccination coverage ATLANTA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Despite the U.S. immunization program's success, according to CDC officials, 129 people in the U.S. have been reported to have measles this year in 13 outbreaks, as of April 18. In 1994, the...

2013-12-11 23:03:31

A news release from Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics discusses a new report on the elimination of measles and similar viruses. The release concludes by showing the important role of vaccines in eradicating viral infections. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 A recent expert panel convened by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the measles and rubella have been eliminated from the United States. These results were reported in and published by the JAMA...

50 Years After Measles Vaccination Was Developed, US Threat Still High
2013-12-06 07:18:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1950s and early 60s, Dr. John Franklin Enders, who was known as “The Father of Modern vaccines,” with the aid of Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, then of the Children’s Hospital Boston, and Samuel L. Katz, MD, professor emeritus of Duke University, worked to develop a new vaccine that would rescue America from one of the most contagious diseases in the world: measles. Now, fifty years after the approval of the extremely...

2013-10-16 23:03:02

Dr. Marta Katalenas of the Pediatric Center of Round Rock contends that the recent increase in measles cases is a result of decisions made 15 years ago, based on bad information, fear, and the desire for notoriety. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Recently The Wall Street Journal reported on an epidemic of measles affecting children in the United Kingdom and on an outbreak close to home at a church in Texas. From November 2012 to July 2013 there has been 1,219 cases of measles in...

Earlier Measles Vaccinations Provide Better Health Outcomes In Children
2013-10-15 10:50:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While measles vaccinations can be lifesaving for a young child, they are linked to a small risk of fever and even seizures that are caused by the child’s body fighting off the vaccine’s weakened form of the virus. While the risk of these negative side effects is considered extremely low, parents can cut their child’s risk even further by vaccinating them at 12 to 15 months of age instead of waiting until their child is 16 to 23...

2013-09-26 23:00:28

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds latest report on “Research Report on China Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Market, 2013-2017” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Measles, mumps and rubella are major infectious diseases that threaten the health of children. Measles is a kind of acute respiratory infectious disease caused by measles virus with rashes covering the whole body. Mumps is a kind of respiratory infectious disease caused by mumps virus, which can...

2013-09-13 23:01:30

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that this year is on track to be the worst year for measles in more than a decade, reporting 159 cases so far this year. Dayton Children’s Hospital has not seen any cases of measles, but the hospital’s infectious disease experts want to calm parent’s fears of an outbreak in the area and remind them of the importance of vaccinating their children. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control and...


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