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It’s all over the news: measles and mumps outbreaks are all across the nation. Because there’s a lot of finger pointing, it’s a pretty divisive issue. Here’s some of what you need to know: who’s at risk, what are the symptoms, and how you can help protect yourself from measles and mumps. As with most […]

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Measles Outbreak Growing

January 11, 2019

Across the country several measles outbreaks are continuing to grow, some of which are now the largest in modern history. Measles is back, and here’s what you need to know.

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Measles for the Holidays

December 4, 2018

It might be that it’s been decades since you’ve thought about measles, since it hasn’t been a childhood illness in a long time—or you might be following headlines, and are concerned about the recent outbreaks as measles gains new footholds. Wherever you are, be prepared for possible exposure to measles with immune support from colloidal […]

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Researchers have found a vaccine that is successful against three pathogens that cause travelers’ diarrhea in mice models. The vaccine yokes together E. coli with Shigella and Campylobacter jejuni. It will still be years while the vaccine completes the rest of the required steps for approval, so in the meantime here are some ways to […]

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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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