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Polio

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  • Mailbag: The time before widespread vaccinations was devastating

    Re. "Commentary: Not vaccinating is an act of selfishness," (Feb. 6): Being older, I can share living-proof knowledge. In the 1950s I was in grammar and high school. I will never forget the two people I knew who had polio. One was a close friend...
  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...
  • More Parents Dodging Vaccination For Dubious Reasons

    More Parents Dodging Vaccination For Dubious Reasons
    Hundreds of parents may be flouting state law designed to protect everyone from crippling and deadly diseases. Lawmakers are right to investigate whether the system is misused. In Connecticut, children must be immunized against diphtheria, whooping cough,...
  • Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others

    Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others
    On Monday the Centers for Disease Control reported that that 121 people in 17 states and the District of Columbia have come down with measles this year. At this rate, the number of cases will surpass 2014's 644 cases, which were the most since measles was...
  • 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...