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Britain could face a measles epidemic because of parental reluctance to use the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, health officials said. There were 1,348 measles cases last year in England and Wales, up from 990 in 2007, The Daily Mail reported Friday. The newspaper said the decline in vaccinations is attributed to unfounded concerns the MMR vaccine may be linked to autism. Britain's Health Protection Agency said there is a very real chance of an epidemic of measles. Measles should not be...
A World Health Organization (WHO) study published on Monday said, more children in Germany must be vaccinated against measles to prevent another widespread outbreak.
Measles persists as a health problem in Europe, largely because too few children are being properly vaccinated, a European Union study said. The disease -- whose symptoms include a four-day fever accompanied by a cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis, or pink eye -- will probably not be eliminated next year as health officials hoped, the study in the medical journal The Lancet said. The study by Denmark's Statens Serum Institut for the EU's European Commission found 12,132 measles cases in...
U.S. preteen and teen immunization rates have increased for routinely recommended vaccines, but most teens don't have all immunizations, health officials say.
A new study shows that adolescent immunization rates are far from optimal, and many are missing opportunities to make sure that teenagers receive recommended immunizations.
A free immunization clinic will provide vaccinations required for children attending school. The clinic, at the Allegheny County Health Department's Oakland office at 3441 Forbes Ave., will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
By Allison M Heinrichs A free immunization clinic next week will catch children up with vaccinations required for school, the Allegheny County Health Department said today. The clinic, at the Health Department's Oakland office at 3441 Forbes Ave., will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Oct.
By DR GARETH SMITH Q MY son always listens to his iPod and I worry he is damaging his hearing but he takes no notice of me. Can you tell him to turn it down? ATHERE has been a lot of research on the dangers of listening to music through headphones and the damage it can cause.
CALAIS - The Blue Devil School Based Health Center will offer adolescent vaccinations to enrolled students. This service will update students' vaccinations before their applying to college or enlistment in the military.
Take Care Health Systems today furthered its role as one of the largest managers of convenient care clinics and commitment to becoming one of the leading providers of vaccination products and services across care settings with the rollout of four more vaccines at Take Care Clinics.
Mumps virus causes mumps which is a common childhood disease characterized by swelling of the parotid glands and other epithelial tissues causing high morbidity in some cases deafness. Infection is currently restricted to humans while the virus is transmitted by direct contact, droplet spread, or via contaminated objects. It is a vaccine preventable disease although significant outbreaks have occurred in recent years in regions with high levels of vaccination. The virus belongs to the genus...
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