Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shot may protgect against shingles

Anyone who has had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine is at risk for the painful skin condition herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles. Both diseases are caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which stays in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chickenpox continues to decline in US thanks to vaccination

Since the chickenpox vaccine became available in the U.S. in 1995, there has been a large reduction in chickenpox cases. Hospitalizations and outpatient visits for chickenpox have continued their decline after a second dose ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How vaccines change the way we think about disease

The news on the current measles outbreak contains plenty of reminders that measles causes brain damage, pneumonia, hearing loss and death. A few lone voices have spoken up to say measles isn't that serious, including an Arizona ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An update on bacterial meningitis and other important vaccine news

With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people's minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the ...

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