What The NHL Mumps Outbreak Teaches Us About Immunity
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Arkansas is the state least prepared for an infectious disease outbreak, according to a new analysis.
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The cost common flu strain this year in Colorado is influenza A, or H3N2 virus, which is a severe one. It is known to lead to more hospitalizations and deaths than other strains, according to the state health department, especially among the elderly, young children and people with certain chronic medical conditions.
While many physicians in Massachusetts refuse to treat families who won’t vaccinate their children, some doctors don’t even offer vaccines, despite the mandate for public school students.
Angelina Jolie has chicken pox, and over a dozen NHL players have the mumps. Why are we seeing a resurgence in these childhood diseases? Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center, joins the News Hub.
A nearly forgotten virus has made a comeback. Mumps sickened nearly 1,100 Americans this year, causing outbreaks among college students and professional hockey players.
Five days ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins posted pictures on their website of several players in Santa Claus hats visiting patients at a local children’s hospital. That heartwarming scene turned into a bad visual for the N.H.L. when one of those players, forward Beau Bennett, became the latest player believed to have mumps.
California's whooping cough outbreak is largely the fault of a harmless but imperfect vaccine.
A nearly forgotten virus has made a comeback.
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