Tag: Vaccines

Are You Upset About Measles? Next Controversy HPV Vaccines

While measles and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are vastly different diseases, failing to get vaccinated against them can have equally serious consequences, suggests Bradley Stoner, PhD, a medical anthropologist who studies infectious disease transmission at Washington University in St. Louis. “HPV vaccine is highly safe and highly effective, yet vaccination rates in the US are embarrassingly low. Other countries have done a much better...

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Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Measles, a highly contagious respiratory infection that causes serious complications in about 3 of 10 people, has been grabbing headlines since last December’s outbreak at Disneyland. In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 102 cases of measles in 14 states. One unconfirmed case was just reported in New Jersey. Measured against the approximately 600 cases reported in 2014, this year is on track to set a record for a...

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