Salmonella outbreaks: What do I need to know?

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A recent article in the Washington Post reported that four people died and 732 people were sick following the ingestion of cucumbers carrying... Read more

HPV vaccine: Why is it important?

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Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted pathogen in the United States. About 79 million people in the U.S. are... Read more

Understanding the data: No link between autism and MMR vaccine

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Receiving the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine did not increase a child’s risk of autism, regardless of whether older siblings had... Read more

Measles outbreak: What we've learned and what needs to be done

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Turns out that the Magic Kingdom offers a lot more than a wonderful experience. An unimmunized child, who was in the early stages of measles... Read more

Choosing a flu vaccine: What's the latest news?

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As sure as the leaves fall and the snow flies, flu season is coming around again. In the past, I have tried to make the case for vaccinating... Read more

What do I need to know about Enterovirus D68?

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By now, you’ve probably heard of Enterovirus D68 or EV-D68. Twelve states are currently investigating clusters of enterovirus illnesses:... Read more

What do I need to know about the Chikungunya virus?

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Recently, the Chikungunya (pronounced chi-kən-guun-yə) virus – a mosquito-transmitted infection largely indigenous to Africa and Asia... Read more

What's new with the meningococcal vaccine?

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The newer meningococcal conjugate vaccine should be used instead of the older meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine for children and teens,... Read more