Tag Archives: Vaccine

For the people who believe that Measles is not dangerous…

I present the heartbreaking data coming in from Bangladesh. There has been an extensive outbreak in a remote village, where 88 children were infected with measles. Of those, 53 required hospitalization and nine children have died. The outbreak started just … Continue reading

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Yellow Fever and the power of vaccination

Yesterday in class we discussed Yellow Fever and its signs and symptoms. Fever, ┬ájaundice black vomit,and death. Today in my inbox there was a notification of an outbreak of Yellow Fever in South America. From December of 2016 until March … Continue reading

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Rabid Moose?

Twelve people were vaccinated after exposure to a rabid moose. This is the first time I have ever seen the report of a rabid moose. That is a lot of rabid. And this also just goes to show that rabies … Continue reading

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Herd immunity and vaccine problems.

I know I post about this all the time, but it impacts our lives in so many ways. Vaccines help protect the helpless. Children under the age of one year old are too young to be vaccinated by the MMR … Continue reading

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Tragedy makes a point

My heart broke last week when I was going through my email. A ProMED alert informed me that an infant in Washington State just died from whooping cough. Whooping cough is one of the most preventable diseases in the United … Continue reading

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