Sunday May 19, 2019
The disturbing outbreaks of hepatitis A across the nation have sadly not abated this year. Arizona has experienced more than 250 cases this year. The Alabama Public Health Department confirmed close to 80 cases in that state earlier this month. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports more than 50 cases in that state, most of them in a single county.
Tuesday May 14, 2019
One of the important reasons to be vaccinated is for our own health, but an equally important one is for the health of others. That's especially true for the vulnerable people who can't be vaccinated against measles -- both young babies and people with compromised immune systems.
Thursday May 2, 2019
Americans are receiving an unfortunate education these days in epidemiology and the spread of infectious disease. We’ve hit a 25-year high in the number of measles cases, with more than 700 cases, and that was just in the first four months of the year, according to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More than 500 of those have occurred in the New York area, mostly among the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Monday April 29, 2019
With the number of measles cases in the United States climbing every week and vaccination rates inching downward, this is an especially important year to take note of National Infant Immunization Week, from April 27 to May 4.
Friday April 26, 2019
The number of measles cases just so far in 2019 has eclipsed the total for 2014 -- which is the highest in the nation since measles was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000.