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Polio

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  • Ebola-free Nigeria hailed as 'success story' in battling outbreak

    It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare: one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases loose in one of the world’s most densely populated and sometimes chaotic megacities — Lagos, Nigeria. With its teeming slums, bogus...
  • Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support

    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support
    Last year, I interviewed both Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS, and Dr. Alfred Sommer, whose work on vitamin A deficiency is credited with saving millions of lives around the world. Without prompting, both men expressed...
  • Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school

    Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school
    The Lehigh Valley may have its first case of enterovirus D68, which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the country and may be associated with the deaths of four people. Matt Kerr, spokesman for the Allentown Diocese, said Wednesday morning a...
  • Enterovirus D-68 infection confirmed in L.A. County

    Enterovirus D-68 infection confirmed in L.A. County
    It was an announcement local doctors figured they might hear before long: that kids in Los Angeles County had been diagnosed with a mysterious virus known to have sickened hundreds of children in the U.S. this year. On Wednesday, officials at the Los...
  • Commentary: Vaccinating children against HPV can prevent cancer

    The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for 17,000 cancers in women and 9,000 cancers in men every year. In the United States alone, over 4,000 women will die of the disease. It's important to highlight that almost all of these dangerous, and...
  • Vaccination time for schoolchildren

     
    As the calendar turns to August, it may not be time for back-to-school just yet, but it is time to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. Pennsylvania education regulations require parents or guardians to make sure their children's...
  • Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis

    Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis
    The most shocking and disheartening story you'll read in the Los Angeles Times today may be our piece on the stunning decline in vaccination rates among California's kindergarten-age children. Kids are coming to school with immunization exemptions at...
  • Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date

    Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date
    No time passes faster than summer vacation. That means it is never too early to think about back-to-school immunizations for the kids. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties have revved up their...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Enterovirus continues to spread

    Enterovirus infections are in the news once again, and are causing a lot of parental anxiety. While enterovirus D-68 has caused some serious illness in children, especially in the Midwest and now spreading to the Northeastern states, remember that many...
  • Eula Biss' 'On Immunity' is a beautiful shot of insight

    Eula Biss' 'On Immunity' is a beautiful shot of insight
    "The womb is sterile," Eula Biss observes toward the end of "On Immunity: An Inoculation," her meditation on the risks and rewards of vaccination, "and so birth is the original inoculation." From the moment of our emergence, this means, we are equally...
  • Protect your child with vaccinations

    Protect your child with vaccinations
    Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against dangerous infectious diseases. Thanks to immunizations, polio, diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) have almost disappeared in the United States, and each year vaccines save an...