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Outbreaks on the Rise

November 19, 2018

It’s already charted: measles and mumps are on the rise all over, and in several states they’ve gotten a foothold. Data shows that we can expect the problem to grow, as more are opting out of the vaccines. As these diseases reemerge, even people who are vaccinated need to watch out. For most, having received […]

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November and December are busy travel months in the US thanks to two major holidays and lots of time off school—they’re also smack dab in the middle of flu season. You’ll receive lots of warnings about flu season this year, but there’s something else to worry about if you’ll be flying: measles and mumps.

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Measles Outbreak Update

April 27, 2018

Mumps, measles, and other childhood diseases are making a comeback. Several states have a measles outbreaks, and with as many as two weeks between exposure and measles symptoms, more people have likely been exposed and are spreading it.

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Mumps and measles are both out there still—exposure from other, less vaccinated countries made it into unvaccinated pockets of the US, and now it’s a thing again. The good news is that vaccination may protect against some of the more severe symptoms, if not the disease itself (measles vaccination is pretty tight at 97+%, while […]

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Measles and Mumps, Oh My!

February 27, 2018

Outbreaks of once quashed viruses are increasingly common, so who needs to worry? And how should we prepare? Truth is, the answer is more or less the same as for anything: people with weakened immune systems need to worry the most, while everyone else just need general caution. One of the ways you can help […]

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