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May 5, 2015 — A pathologist and infectious disease expert offers symptoms parents should watch for if they suspect their child has the ... read more

Vaccine Hesitancy: Journal Collection Investigates Vaccination Decision-Making

Feb. 25, 2015 — Vaccines are thought to be one of the most successful public health measures, but some individuals are hesitant to vaccinate their families for a variety of reasons. Researchers explore ... read more

How Health Authorities Might Improve Communication About Vaccinations

Feb. 11, 2015 — Fatalists trump rational thought: A new study by a political scientist examines perceptions of U.S. citizens about the benefits and risks of ... read more

Geographic Clusters of Underimmunization Identified in Northern California

Jan. 19, 2015 — Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, ... read more

12-Year Study Confirms Overall Safety of Measles Vaccines

Jan. 6, 2015 — A 12-year study of two measles-containing vaccines found that seven main adverse outcomes were unlikely after either vaccine. "This level of safety monitoring for vaccines can give the public ... read more

Protein Identified as Possible Universal Therapeutic Target for Many Infections, Including Ebola

Dec. 29, 2014 — A protein called GRP78 could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as Methicillin-resistant ... read more

Correcting Myths About the Flu Vaccine: Effective?

Dec. 8, 2014 — Correcting myths about vaccines may not be the most effective approach to promoting immunization among vaccine skeptics according to a recent study. The research found that debunking the myth that ... read more

Without Security, There Can Be No Health Care: Infectious Disease Challenges Caused by the Conflict in Syria

Nov. 13, 2014 — Beyond deaths, injuries, and displacements, the ongoing Syrian war is causing growing infectious disease epidemics. A short review reports on some of the epidemics spreading among vulnerable ... read more

More Attention to Measles, Vaccine Experts Urge

Oct. 29, 2014 — Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers urge in an editorial. Measles is one of the most contagious of vaccine-preventable diseases, with the ... read more

Oct. 28, 2014 — Ebola has a lot of company. In a novel database now made publicly available, researchers found that since 1980 the world has seen an increasing number of infectious disease outbreaks from an ... read more

Oct. 16, 2014 — A recent study shows Ebola and other diseases with skin manifestations have rates that are hundreds of times higher in developing than in developed countries. The study highlights the need for ... read more

Impact of Measles Infections in England Revealed

Sep. 9, 2014 — Measles causes significant absence from school or work and has a much larger impact on people's daily lives than illnesses like flu or chicken pox, according to a new study. The study is the ... read more

Expanding Age of Eligibility for Measles Vaccination Could Increase Childhood Survival in Africa

Aug. 26, 2014 — Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could have potentially large effects on coverage in Africa, according to a new report. If combined with improvements to ... read more

Parents' Vaccine Intentions Influenced by How Benefits Are Communicated

Aug. 18, 2014 — In a study designed to formally look at the content of parent-targeted communications about the benefits of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella, investigators report that the framing of these ... read more

Vaccine Website Could Increase Uptake

July 29, 2014 — Giving parents access to a dedicated website on the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is the most cost-effective way to increase uptake, say experts. "A website is a simple solution but one ... read more

Combined MMRV Vaccine Shows Slight Rise in Febrile Seizures in Children, Study Shows

June 9, 2014 — The combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine shows a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures in children, compared with the previously separate vaccines for MMR and varicella ... read more

Vaccination Opt out Is a Cop out That Literally Is Making People Sick, Says Infectious Disease Leader

May 30, 2014 — Measles have reached a 20-year high in the United States and the cause lies squarely with those who deliberately refuse to be vaccinated. Eighty-five percent of the unvaccinated U.S. residents who ... read more

Resurgence of Measles in U.S. Brings Pain, Suffering to Children

May 6, 2014 — The U.S. is seeing the largest outbreak of measles in decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2000, the disease was considered eliminated from the country thanks to vaccines, but a ... read more

Infectious Diseases: High Disease Load at Conception Reduces Mortality of Children During Epidemics

Apr. 16, 2014 — Children who have been conceived during a severe epidemic are more resistant against other pathogens later in life. For the first time, this has been proved by researchers for the 18th century ... read more

New Drug to Combat Measles Developed

Apr. 16, 2014 — A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says. Scientists ... read more

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