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July 30, 2016

Will More States Ban Nonmedical Exemptions for Childhood Vaccination?

Feb. 8, 2016 — For more than 30 years, Mississippi and West Virginia were the only states in the country that disallowed nonmedical exemptions to mandatory school vaccination laws for religious or philosophical ... read more

One in Five Pediatricians Dismiss Families for Refusing Vaccines, Study Shows

Nov. 2, 2015 — One in five pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children, according to findings of a new report. The researchers surveyed more than 800 physicians across the country and ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — A research group demonstrated the mechanism by which the Sendai virus (SeV) escapes the host immune system. They examined the crystal structure of the complex of SeV C protein and transcription ... read more

Large Percentage of Youth With HIV May Lack Immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Aug. 13, 2015 — Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella -- even ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — It might not be possible to convince someone who believes that vaccines cause autism that they don't. Telling skeptics that their belief is not scientifically supported often backfires - ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Scientific experiments with the herpesvirus such as the one that causes Marek's disease in poultry have confirmed, for the first time, the highly controversial theory that some vaccines could ... read more

Aggressive Vaccination Prevented Amish Measles Contagion from Spreading Broadly

July 23, 2015 — Under-vaccinated communities face heightened risk of measles outbreaks that can spread nationally within a year unless squelched quickly, but a vigorous vaccination response during a 2014 outbreak in ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Immunologists have identified a distinct set of long-lived antibody-producing cells in the human bone marrow that function as an immune ... read more

Recruits Show Lower Immunity Levels to Measles, Mumps, Rubella

July 9, 2015 — The percentage of U.S. Air Force recruits with detectable immunity to measles, mumps and rubella was lower than found in previous nationwide samples and may be low enough for outbreaks to occur, ... read more

Vaccines: Practices, Hesitancy Among General Physicians in France

July 8, 2015 — Authors present and analyze the attitudes and practices of over 1,500 general physicians in France, in a context of distrust toward ... read more

Tracking Measles Cases Introduced to British Columbia During the 2010 Games

July 7, 2015 — The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games brought more than just athletes to British Columbia. It also left the province with a bad case of the measles. A research team used whole-genome sequencing to track ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more ... read more

Why You Need One Vaccine for Measles and Many for the Flu

May 21, 2015 — While the influenza virus mutates constantly and requires a yearly shot that offers a certain percentage of protection, old reliable measles needs only a two-dose vaccine during childhood for ... read more

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

'Herd Immunity' Threatened in Measles Outbreak, Pathologist Says

May 5, 2015 — Spending time with other people is a cure for loneliness. But being a member of a vaccinated community has an important added benefit: preventing the spread of vaccine-preventable infectious ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new microneedle patch being developed could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, scientists say. The microneedle patch is designed to be ... read more

How Science, Storytelling Influence Debate Over Vaccines

Apr. 8, 2015 — If there is a silver lining to the measles outbreaks, it’s that the risk of getting sick might lessen opposition to vaccines. Moving that pendulum will depend in part on how the public responds to ... read more

What Can Parents Do to Prevent the Further Spread of the Measles?

Apr. 2, 2015 — A pediatric infectious diseases specialist helps explain the facts about measles, and how parents can prevent further outbreak. A recent outbreak of confirmed cases of measles involved children who ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Researchers report that the African countries most affected by the 2014 Ebola outbreak could now be highly susceptible to measles epidemics due to severe disruptions in routine health care such as ... read more

Vaccinate Against Measles, Experts Say

Mar. 9, 2015 — An article has examined reasons people are hesitant to vaccinate. "Active vaccine refusal is a significant issue and leaves a large group of children at unnecessary risk of measles infection and ... read more

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