Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emergency vaccination for deadly DR Congo measles outbreak: UN

The UN health agency on Wednesday said it would carry out an emergency vaccination campaign in six DR Congo provinces to counter an outbreak of measles that has killed 3,600 since the start of the year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mumps outbreaks hitting U.S. migrant detention centers

(HealthDay)—A new government report finds more than 900 cases of dangerous and highly contagious mumps have occurred at 57 U.S. migrant detention facilities over the past year, with nearly half of cases occurring in Texas.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu

A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo's South Kivu, health authorities said Monday, the second person to succumb to the virus since the epidemic spread to the eastern province.

Pediatrics

Should doctors accept unvaccinated children as patients?

Four in 10 parents say they are very or somewhat likely to move their child to a different provider if their doctor sees families who refuse all childhood vaccines, according to a new national poll.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious diseases A-Z: Measles cases in 30 states

Measles infections are now confirmed in 30 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "We have more measles cases than we have had in the last 30 years," says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of ...

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