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2008-09-05 15:10:00

Federal health officials are urging parents to continue to trust vaccine safety as U.S. toddlers got the recommended vaccinations against childhood diseases at record levels in 2007. Vaccination rates for ages 1-1/2 through 3 years were released just a day after another study came out showing no link between autism and the vaccine given to guard against measles, mumps and rubella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's issued report on Thursday. The CDC said a record...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

At least 90 percent of U.S. children have been vaccinated for all one of the individual vaccines in the recommended series, health officials said. Estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that more than 77 percent of U.S. children were fully vaccinated with all vaccines in the series of recommended vaccines and there were no differences in coverage among any racial or ethnic group for the complete series. Less than 1 percent of children had received no vaccines...

2008-09-04 09:00:04

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New research further debunks any link between measles vaccine and autism, work that comes as the nation is experiencing a surge in measles cases fueled by children left unvaccinated. Years of research with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, better known as MMR, have concluded that it doesn't cause autism. Still, some parents' fears persist, in part because of one 1998 British study that linked the vaccine with a subgroup of autistic children who also have serious...

2008-09-04 09:00:04

By LAURAN NEERGAARD By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON New research further debunks any link between the measles vaccine and autism, work that comes as the nation is experiencing a surge in measles cases fueled by children left unvaccinated. Years of research with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, better known as MMR, have concluded that it doesn't cause autism. Still, some parents' fears persist, in part because of one 1998 British study that linked the...

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2008-09-02 14:10:00

A U.S. team of experts said on Tuesday that with careful monitoring, even children who have had allergic reactions to a vaccine could still be vaccinated. Now, a new step-by-step guide has been developed to help pediatricians quickly identify children with allergic reactions to vaccines and safely immunize them. "We cannot reiterate enough that the vaccines used today are extremely safe, but in a handful of children certain vaccine ingredients can trigger serious allergic reactions," said Dr....

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2008-09-02 06:30:00

By Liz Szabo Cases of chickenpox -- a disease that was once nearly universal -- have fallen 57% to 90% in communities across the USA since a vaccine was introduced in 1995, a new report shows. Before the vaccine, 4 million Americans a year came down with chickenpox, nearly 11,000 were hospitalized and more than 140 died, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today's Pediatrics. Hospitalizations have fallen 75% to 88%, and deaths in children ages 1 to 9 have...

2008-08-27 09:01:26

At least 116 people infected in mumps outbreak in western Canada OTTAWA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- At least 116 people have been confirmed of being infected and another 74 suspected cases under investigation following a mumps outbreak in western Canada's British Columbia province, health officials said Tuesday. The outbreak began in a religious community in the Fraser Valley when two people from neighboring Alberta province carried the mumps there. Due to their religious belief, many...

2008-08-26 15:00:00

Canadian health officials in British Columbia say an outbreak of mumps near Vancouver is being spread by religious groups opposed to vaccinations. The outbreak began in February and is now nearing 200 confirmed cases in the southern part of the province, the Vancouver Sun reported Tuesday. Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin told the newspaper of the confirmed or suspected cases, about half have never had any vaccinations, and said most of the reasons were religious or philosophical. "At the moment,...

2008-08-23 18:00:09

By S Hodson PUBLIC opinion seems to be that parents who decide not to vaccinate their children with the MMR vaccine are jeopardising the health of the country's children and helping measles, mumps and rubella to become prevalent again with disastrous consequences. I wonder why the same people are not sharing the same concern about the TB vaccination for teenage children being withdrawn - and only administered to 'high risk' children. Recently there have been several outbreaks in...

2008-08-22 09:00:10

By Associated Press ATLANTA -- Measles cases in the U.S. are at the highest level in more than a decade, with nearly half of those involving children whose parents rejected vaccination, health officials reported Thursday. Worried doctors are troubled by the trend fueled by unfounded fears that vaccines may cause autism. The number of cases is still small, just 131, but that's only for the first seven months of the year. There were only 42 cases for all of last year. "We're seeing a lot...


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2011-02-17 17:26:28

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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