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2008-07-21 12:01:25

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER Guilford County Schools will suspend rising sixth-grade students who do not update their immunizations against three viruses by Aug. 28. The state Division of Public Health requires some students to receive a booster shot for the tetanus, diptheria and pertussis viruses if they have not had the vaccination since July 2003. The rule applies to rising sixth-graders in public or private schools, any child who turns 12 on or before Aug. 1, and new college students....

2008-07-19 03:00:33

By Warren Manger SOARING numbers of children are being struck down by measles in Coventry and Warwickshire because parents are refusing to have them vaccinated. Doctors have treated more than 140 youngsters for measles in the last 18 months - three times the national average. The alarming rise is blamed on fewer children being vaccinated against measles in the region than elsewhere in the country. One in five youngsters is not given both doses of the MMR vaccine, compared to just one...

2008-07-10 03:00:31

EXPERTS are planning to investigate why parents in Yorkshire are shunning the MMR vaccine - following warnings that measles has now become endemic. Leeds University's School of Healthcare is launching a study to see what information new parents have available when they decided whether or not to have their children vaccinated for mumps, measles and rubella. The study, involving more than 500 new parents in the city, will also explore ways of addressing questions and concerns people may...

2008-06-25 03:02:49

THE Scottish Tories have called for separate vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella to be available on the NHS. New statistics show a slight drop in the uptake of the joint MMR jab, to 91.2 per cent. Tory health spokesman Jackson Carlaw yesterday insisted MMR was still the best way to tackle measles, mumps and rubella, despite scares linking the jag to autism. But he said new figures proved "alternative action must be taken". (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by...

2008-06-21 21:00:13

Public health officials in Britain warn that a decline in vaccinations has made measles endemic in the country once again. A total of 95 cases of measles were reported in May in London, The Independent said. There were 35 elsewhere in England and Wales. The Health Protection Agency said that the number of parents failing to see that their children are vaccinated for measles, rubella and mumps has risen to the point where measles shows continuous spread. A teenager from West Yorkshire...

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2008-04-10 00:30:00

A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that most of the victims of a 2006 mumps outbreak had already received the recommended vaccination against the virus, raising concerns about whether or not a booster shot or a new vaccine may be required to fully protect people from the mumps.The 2006 outbreak was the country's biggest since shortly before children began receiving a second booster shot in 1990.   The outbreak affected 6,600 people, most...

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2008-02-29 00:25:00

The results of a new study presented Wednesday at a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said children suffer higher rates of fever-induced convulsions after receiving the Merck combination vaccine ProQuad instead of two separate shots. As a result, a federal advisory panel is moving away from their preference for the ProQuad, which protects against chickenpox, mumps, measles and rubella. ProQuad costs $124 per dose, about the same as the two other shots combined....

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2006-08-03 14:45:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough show how easily a rare or "eradicated" disease can flare up again, U.S. investigators said this week. Three people in Indiana were hospitalized last year after a 17-year-old girl carried measles back from Romania. It spread to 34 people because many in her community had refused to be vaccinated, a team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Their report on the...

2006-06-27 07:44:43

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Thirty child health experts warned on Tuesday that children may unnecessarily become ill and even die because parents have been "dangerously misled" over the risks of a triple measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. In an open letter, the doctors called on media, politicians and health professionals to "draw a line under the question of any association between MMR and autism" and insisted there is "overwhelming" evidence the shot is safe....

2006-05-18 12:08:10

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - German health officials warned on Thursday of an alarming increase in measles infections, a childhood disease that can occasionally be deadly, and urged citizens to make sure children are vaccinated against the virus. The Robert Koch Institute, a state agency specializing in infectious diseases and public health, said the number of German cases of measles has jumped by tenfold to over 1,200 cases so far this year up from a total of 121 in 2004...


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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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