Here’s a look into how the latest epidemic started, why children may face the worst of it, and how it's no surprise that the outbreak hit the Pacific Northwest.
Washington state is experiencing an outbreak of measles, with 35 confirmed cases in a single county. The disease's flare-up is reinforcing concerns about insufficient immunization in some communities. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of…
By Vicky Stein
Researchers now think they’re on the path to universal flu protection. The source of their new defense: llamas.
For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.
By Laura Santhanam
All 50 states require vaccinations for students entering public school. But the vast majority also give families the ability to opt out of those vaccinations for personal or religious reasons.
By Nsikan Akpan, Hannah Grabenstein
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the prevalence of autism is slightly higher than previously thought, but does it mean autism is becoming more common?…
By Helen Branswell, STAT
If you have been planning to get a flu shot but just haven’t gotten around to it yet, the time to act is now — especially if you hope to be healthy at Christmas.
By Rebecca Smith, Side Effects Public Media
Mumps is back, and is having its worst year in a decade, fueled in part by its spread on college campuses.
When Hurricane Matthew steamrolled southern Haiti earlier this month, it wiped out houses, bridges and roads. It also decimated sanitation systems, putting the Caribbean island nation at risk of worsening cholera outbreaks.
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter.
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