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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • Letters: Perils of the unvaccinated

    Re "As flu passes, new threat rises," Feb. 22 The Times reports on a new outbreak of measles in California, with nearly half of those affected having opted against childhood vaccination by using the state's personal beliefs exemption. Like the flu,...
  • The rights of the unvaccinated child: The legal view

    The rights of the unvaccinated child: The legal view
    In light of what's starting to look like a surge of measles cases spread by unvaccinated carriers, Hastings Law professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss offers some welcome insights into the legal rights of unvaccinated children.  The first two installments...
  • As California's flu season fades, new threat emerges: measles

    As California's flu season fades, new threat emerges: measles
    Just as California's record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived — measles. Fifteen Californians have come down with...
  • Don't Fool With The Flu

    File under "N" for no coincidence: 1) This year's influenza season has hit the 18- to 64-year-old age group harder than in recent years. 2) According to the Centers for Disease Control, that age group tends to have the lowest vaccination rates. No...
  • CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients

    CDC: This year's flu strain difficult for young patients
    This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health...
  • How To Avoid Getting Sick On Your Vacation

    When it comes to vacation mishaps, mine, luckily, have been limited to sunburn, mosquito bites and the occasional upset stomach from overindulging in too many ice cream cones or margaritas. Other travelers, though, aren't so lucky. Last month, more...
  • CDC urges flu vaccinations amid mounting H1N1 illnesses

    With several weeks or more remaining in a particularly deadly influenza season, U.S. health officials on Thursday urged flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of 6 months, including pregnant women. "Influenza can make anyone very sick, very fast and...
  • The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

    [UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below.] In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed...
  • Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009

    Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009
    With 405 reports of severe influenza cases -- deaths, or hospitalizations requiring intensive care -- 2013-2014 is shaping up to be the most severe since 2009's swine flu pandemic, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Pakistan blast targets polio vaccination drive

    Pakistan blast targets polio vaccination drive
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants again took aim at a polio vaccination campaign in this provincial capital, killing one police officer and injuring another Sunday morning with a bomb blast. Police official S.P. Rahim Shah told reporters that a...