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Could Yellow Fever Virus Cause a Zika-like Epidemic in the Americas

Yellow fever virus (YFV), a close relative of Zika virus and transmitted by the same type of mosquito, is the cause of an often-fatal viral hemorrhagic fever and could spread via air travel from endemic areas in Africa to cause … Continue reading

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Misconceptions About Vaccinations

With all the information available on vaccines, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Here’s the truth behind some of the most common misconceptions about vaccines. Do vaccines cause autism? No. Scientists have studied this for years, in … Continue reading

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How do you Prevent #measles?

It’s simple: Get vaccinated. You get two doses of the MMR vaccine. Children usually get the first dose when they are 12 months old, and a second before kindergarten. On its web site, the CDC calls the vaccine “very effective” … Continue reading

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What are the Symptoms of Measles?

What are the first symptoms, and how quickly do they usually show up? People usually get a fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes first. Within a few days, a red rash starts on the face and can spread to … Continue reading

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What is Measles?

Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. It can have life-threatening complications. The CDC calls it the “most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses.” It spreads easily, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it. The CDC recommends … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Ebola

News this morning is that there is an Ebola Vaccine Trial starting today in Liberia.  This is great news for the people in Central and West Africa.  Fewer than 100 cases were reported last week, which has not happened since … Continue reading

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