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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.