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Polio

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  • Get children vaccinated

    Note to parents and caring grandparents: Get those kids vaccinated. I never thought I’d write this, but here is my story. At age 7 (before polio vaccines), I had polio. I spent two weeks in an isolation ward (almost totally alone for 24 hours a...
  • Guns, polio vaccine and medical pot: Letters

    Guns, polio vaccine and medical pot: Letters
    Guns at our fingertips Every morning I start my day with the local Central Florida television news. Lately, it seems that all the lead stories are centered on the same theme: the most recent shootings. If you get into a fight, grab a gun. If you...
  • State Looks To Close Any Loopholes In Vaccine Waiver

    State Looks To Close Any Loopholes In Vaccine Waiver
    With a spotlight on vaccine exemptions and a widening measles outbreak nationally, lawmakers want to ensure that Connecticut's waivers are not being misused. The concern is whether a waiver meant for genuine religious objections is being used by...
  • KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak

    KinderCare changes policies after measles outbreak
    Day care providers and parents are grappling with questions and concerns after public health officials announced this week that a cluster of five measles diagnoses was associated with a Palatine child care center. Meanwhile, Lake County officials said...
  • Anti-vaccine debate proves you can't fix stupid

    Anti-vaccine debate proves you can't fix stupid
    Know how to identify a smallpox rash? No? Me either. Can you recognize the pending signs of polio, the disease that killed thousands of American children and paralyzed a generation with fear of it? What's cholera, anyway? Sure it killed thousands of...
  • Lake County measles test comes back negative

    Lake County measles test comes back negative
    Lake County Health Department officials said Friday afternoon that lab results on a suspected case of measles came back negative. "So we do not have a confirmed measles case in Lake County," said Leslie Piotrowski, the health department's communications...
  • Measles cases turn attention to bounty of childhood vaccines

    CHICAGO (AP) — Measles is in the news, but it's just one of more than a dozen preventable — and sometimes forgotten — diseases targeted by vaccines for children. Most immunizations start in infancy and some include multiple doses...
  • Commentary: Not vaccinating is an act of selfishness

    What began as a curious story of a small measles outbreak in, of all places, the so-called Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has stretched to more than 100 cases across several states and into Mexico. With all the health problems that can befall...
  • DP Buzz: Vaccinations

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here...
  • Ignorance in action

    It may have been Goethe who said there is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action, and it certainly has been active of late, especially when it comes to vaccinating kids against diseases that once killed and crippled and scarred and generally...
  • No Debate-Vaccinate!

    No Debate-Vaccinate!
    The proponents of the anti-vaccination movement are being called hysterical loons and worse. The fact is, they are a threat to the health of the entire community, particularly to their fellow travelers, those without vaccination protection. Although the...