Vaccine

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Could Result in Tougher Laws

In the past it has been easy for parents who did not wish to vaccinate their children to obtain an exemption. In many cases it only required the signing of a piece of paper. However, such exclusions may not be so easy to obtain in the future thanks to this year's highly publicized Disneyland measles outbreak.
Disneyland

Happiest Place on Earth or Headquarters for the Measles?

Disneyland may be the happiest place on Earth, but now it seems you can pay a visit to the beloved theme park and bring home more than just a pair of mouse ears. Disney has proven to us all that it is a small world after all, as a recent measles outbreak has now been traced to its California theme park.
Measles

Negative Measles Tests End Threat in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a public health warning on Sunday, Dec. 28 warning of the potential for measles exposure, which they believe may have occurred at a local CVS Pharmacy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The next day they also reported another potential exposure at the Please Touch Museum. Fortunately, these potential measles threats have all tested negative, and it appears that the measles outbreak is no longer considered a threat by health officials.
Flu

Why the CDC Says Bay Area Residents are In For the Flu Season of Their Lives

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning that this year's flu season could be one of the worst to date. The CDC issued a warning on Friday that the flu season has started earlier than expected and is spreading rapidly. Already reaching 29 of the 54 states and territories, this year's flu is spreading faster than previously seen. In comparison, at the same time last year, it had only spread to four states.
Ebola Vaccine Titrations

Will Double the Dose Just Be Twice the Trouble?—Ebola Update December 2014

For the past few months, researchers in the field of pharmacology and immunology have frantically struggled towards finding an effective treatment or cure to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. But it’s not entirely new research begin with in the first place. Since the original outbreak of Ebola in West Africa during the 1970’s, researchers at labs worldwide have tried unsuccessfully to study and cure the pestilent virus. So with the help of a little new knowledge, a global need knocking down the door, and a strong basis in creation of vaccines, researchers today are able to look towards a potential immunization practice that may better safe than sorry.
Ebola Outbreak 2014 Update: New York, New Jersey to Quarrantine Aid Workers Returning to U.S.

Ebola Outbreak 2014 Update: New York, New Jersey to Quarrantine Aid Workers Returning to U.S.

The governors of both New York and New Jersey made announcements on Friday that each state would be enacting a mandatory quarantine for anyone entering the United States via JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports that have provided direct patient care for anyone diagnosed with Ebola in West Africa. All those quarantined in the two states will be held in isolation for a period of 21 days.
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