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  • Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?

    Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?
    To the editor: Any parents not vaccinating their children should be forced to watch a video of an infant with pertussis struggling to breathe and cough. There are several on the Internet, and they are heartbreaking. ("Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs," Jan. 25)
  • More Arundel school kids getting whooping cough, officials say

    More Arundel school kids getting whooping cough, officials say
    The Anne Arundel County health department and school officials have notified residents that there has been an uptick this year in cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, particularly in school-aged children, and officials want those who are infected to...

    Latest measles outbreak highlights a growing problem in California

    Latest measles outbreak highlights a growing problem in California
    The issue of measles in California suddenly generated national headlines Wednesday thanks to a Disney connection. A person infected with measles is suspected of visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park in December after authorities...

    Health Aware: When babies, children, teens should be immunized

    Dr. Anne Schneider, a family medicine physician with Edward Medical Group, suggests keeping your children current on their vaccinations to help protect your community and schools from outbreaks of disease. “Immunizations help protect infants,...

    Global health means vaccinating the young

    Global health means vaccinating the young
    The world is scrambling to control the Ebola epidemic. Daily we hear about quarantines, possible outbreaks, governmental interventions and the death toll, which is now estimated to be nearly 6,000. Researchers are rushing to develop effective vaccines....