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Immunizations News

Syria: Polio outbreak caused by Pakistan jihadists

The ongoing civil war in Syria has devastated a country that, two and a half years ago, had subsidized health care. Today, with 7 million people displaced, Syria is dealing with a massive humanitarian crisis, as well as an outbreak of polio.

Doctors run out of typhoid vaccine

Travelers from the UK planning to visit exotic countries this winter face delays to get immunized against typhoid. This is because of a UK shortage of vaccine following a recall of valuable stocks.

Fall in global rates of polio

The latest United Nations health report indicates that global cases of polio have fallen worldwide and are currently at a record low. However, this is counterbalanced by incidences in some parts of the world being at a record high.

India: Paralysis cases soar after oral polio vaccine introduced

A new report by two Delhi pediatricians suggests that the sharp rise in childhood paralysis in India is due to the increased usage of the oral polio vaccine, a drug that was banned in the U.S. over a decade ago.

Study: Whooping cough outbreak linked to vaccinated children

San Rafael - An investigation by California doctors has revealed that the state's latest outbreak of whooping cough centered around children who had already received the whooping cough vaccine, Reuters reports.

Falling immunizations bring 15-year high for measles epidemic

Measles are one of the first diseases that occur when immunization coverage rates begin to fall, which leads to large-scale outbreaks. Fortunately, even though measles is a highly contagious viral disease, it is vaccine-preventable.

Vaccinating kids can be hard for some Canadian parents

When kids gather in close quarters at school they are at a higher risk for infections. That risk is lessened by vaccines but not all parents are at ease with the immunizations their children require, new research indicates

Medical reviews conclude influenza immunizations ineffective

Two separate reviews of medical data on the effectiveness of vaccinating people to prevent influenza showed there were no benefits to being vaccinated for the flu.

Free health assessments and immunizations for students

Back-to-school means different things for different families in America. When it comes to required immunizations, many have a difficult time paying for the mandatory services. It is that time again: free immunizations and health screenings.

US Sees Largest Measle Outbreak In 6 Years

From January 1 through April 25, 2008, CDC received a total of 64 reports of confirmed measles cases in nine states — the highest number for the same time period since 2001.

CDC: 1 in 4 US Children Not Protected Against Preventable Disease

More than 20 percent of the nation’s two-year-olds are not fully immunized against infectious diseases to which they are especially vulnerable.

Parents Claiming Exemption From Immunizations Causing Health Issues In California

San Diego, CA - Recent outbreak of measles in school-aged children has uncovered that none of the children were immunized. Out of twelve childen who fell ill last month, nine were not allowed to be vaccinated due to parental objection.
 

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