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  • False beliefs about MMR vaccine found to influence acceptance of Zika vaccine: ...and autism --

    03/17/2018 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 55 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 15, 2018 | Yotam Ophir
    The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, found that people's erroneous beliefs about an association between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism were a predictor of people's lessened intention to get a Zika vaccine. The study also found that people's perceptions of the severity of the Zika virus as well as their general belief in the power of science to solve problems increased their intention to get the vaccine. "When a new disease arises, people who lack understanding of the new threat may extrapolate from their knowledge of other diseases," said Yotam Ophir. "We found...
  • As yellow fever spreads toward big cities, Brazil struggles to vaccinate millions

    03/06/2018 5:26:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    With air mattresses and beach chairs tucked under their arms, they began arriving as early as midnight, lining up down the sidewalk and around the corner in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. "Make sure you have your vaccination card and your number in hand," a public health clinic worker shouted to those lucky enough to have one of the 300 numbers that would allow them to receive a full dose of the yellow fever vaccine, good for a lifetime. ... Though the surge has largely been in rural areas, there is increasing concern that if people don't get the vaccine, the...
  • Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report [CDC]

    12/30/2017 1:38:11 PM PST · by familyop · 100 replies
    CDC (U.S. Government) ^ | December 29, 2017 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    [Follow the link and scroll down for the following text and the map.] ILINet State Activity Indicator Map: Data collected in ILINet are used to produce a measure of ILI activity* by state. Activity levels are based on the percent of outpatient visits in a state due to ILI and are compared to the average percent of ILI visits that occur during weeks with little or no influenza virus circulation. Activity levels range from minimal, which would correspond to ILI activity from outpatient clinics being below, or only slightly above, the average, to high, which would correspond to ILI activity...
  • Florida has reported more mumps cases in 2017 than the last five years combined

    12/20/2017 9:58:48 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    Miamiherald ^ | 12/19/17 | Daniel Chang
    At least 56 cases of mumps have been reported in Florida in 2017, a significant rise over prior years but well below outbreaks in other states, which have reported hundreds of infections this year. The 2017 count includes confirmed and probable cases, said Brad Dalton, a health department spokesman. Dalton said the health department publishes a monthly surveillance report for mumps and other diseases, though the most current report is for November and counts 54 cases. “The Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to prevent all three conditions,” he said. Yet, in at least half of the...
  • Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update(CDC)

    12/08/2017 3:02:26 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 34 replies
    CDC ^ | 12/08/2017 | CDC
    A Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Prepared by the Influenza Division Weekly Influenza Activity Estimates Reported by State and Territorial Epidemiologists*
  • Plague feared to go GLOBAL as death toll rises in 'worst outbreak for 50 YEARS' (Madagascar)

    11/08/2017 12:44:54 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 58 replies
    Dailystar.co.uk ^ | 11/8/17 | Henry Holloway
    Cases have increased by 8% in just a week with nearly 2,000 people infected by the deadly airborne strain. Some 143 people have now been killed by the “medieval disease” in Madagascar. There are now warnings the plague could stretch across the sea and reach mainland Africa. Such an outbreak would be catastrophic and there are fears the virus could go global. Nine countries are now on high alert and have been told to brace for the plague.
  • Metro Detroit mom could be thrown behind bars for not getting son vaccinated

    09/29/2017 4:54:47 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 52 replies
    (WXYZ) ^ | 11:14 PM, Sep 27, 2017 | Andrea Isom
    A Metro Detroit mother is facing jail time because of her beliefs when it comes to vaccinations and her kid. Bredow, a mother of two, has one week to get her son vaccinated and if she does not comply with the order of an Oakland County judge, she will be thrown in jail. According to court documents. the child’s father wants their son vaccinated. Rebecca makes it clear where she stands on the issue.
  • Autism Risk Linked to Herpes Infection During Pregnancy

    07/10/2017 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 11 replies
    Laboratoryequipment.com/news ^ | 2/22/2017 | Columbia University's School of public health
    Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The study is the first to provide immunological evidence on the role of gestational infection in autism, reporting an association between maternal anti-herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) antibodies and risk for ASD in offspring. Results appear in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "We...
  • In Reversal, Gov. Gary Johnson Now Supports Mandatory Vaccination

    08/31/2016 9:35:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | August 23, 2016 | Taylor Dobbs
    Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is newly in favor of mandatory vaccination, he says, after learning more about the science of immunization. In 2011, Johnson tweeted “No to mandatory vaccines,” but asked in an interview with VPR Wednesday about his position, Johnson said he now believes that vaccinations should be mandatory.
  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/23/2016 3:08:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Scores of California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year. The new state law took effect July 1. Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized. This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations. Monday WAS the first day of school for kids in Oakland. Hundreds of them were expected to be sent home. "There could be a few hundred kids that are not immunized and...
  • HPV Sharply Reduced in Teenage Girls Following Vaccine, Study Says

    02/22/2016 8:26:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jan Hoffman
    A vaccine introduced a decade ago to combat the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer has already reduced the virus’s prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds, federal researchers said Monday. Even for women in their early 20s, a group with lower vaccination rates, the most dangerous strains of human papillomavirus, or HPV, have still been reduced by more than a third.
  • Carly Fiorina: Parents have right not to have kids vaccinated, schools have right not to accept them

    08/14/2015 8:45:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    Lotta media buzz this morning over what she said yesterday — or at least, the first part of what she said — about vaccines, but her stance on this isn’t new. She argued for some degree of parental choice back in February when BuzzFeed asked her about it. But now that she’s cracked the GOP field’s top tier, I guess the “gotcha” effort needs to begin in earnest. What better place to start than with an issue that tripped up Chris Christie and Rand Paul earlier this year?She draws the line where most Republicans would, I imagine: The state...
  • Immigrant Children Given Adult Dose of Hepatitis A Vaccine

    07/07/2015 1:31:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/4
    About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The vaccines were administered this week, but none of the children has been hospitalized or had any adverse reactions, ICE officials said Saturday. ICE spokesman Richard Rocha said health care professionals will monitor the children over the next five days for any potential side effects, though none are expected. "Parents at the facility were advised and counseled by medical professionals about potential side effects, with...
  • U.S. Confirms First Measles Death Since 2003

    07/02/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 83 replies
    .huffingtonpost.com AP ^ | July 2, 2015 | Martha Bellisle
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman lacked some of the measles' common symptoms, such as a rash, so the infection was not discovered until an autopsy, Washington State Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said. This is the 11th case of measles in Washington — and the sixth in Clallam County — this year, Moyer said.
  • Jim Carrey calls Gov. Brown a 'fascist' for signing new vaccination law

    07/01/2015 11:42:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By Veronica Rocha
    California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines,” he said. “This corporate fascist must be stopped.” He went on to say the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is corrupt because they “can’t solve a problem they helped start.” Carrey, who lives in Los Angeles, said he does not oppose vaccines, but is rather “anti-neurotoxin.” He believes vaccines should be free of chemicals and certain compounds, such as mercury and thimerosal. “All we are saying is, 'Take the neurotoxins out of the vaccines.' Make them toxin free. History will show that that...
  • How safe is Gardasil for young girls? (Cases of menopause in teenagers)

    06/12/2015 6:54:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 5/4/15 | Carolyn Moynihan
    In April 2011 a 16-year-old girl came to Dr Deirdre Little's surgery in rural New South Wales asking why her periods had stopped. When Dr Little investigated she found that the girl was in menopause. No cause for this could be found, and usually isn’t in 90 percent of cases of ovarian failure. But this was not just another case; the incidence of menopause developing without cause in a young teenage girl is so rare that there are no figures for it."Susan" asked if her condition could be due to the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) Gardasil, because it was after...
  • Should Unvaccinated Children Be Forced to Stay Home From School? [Parental Rights vs Public Health]

    06/10/2015 7:37:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/10/2015 | Theodore Dalrymple
    It so happened that I was preparing an introduction to an anthology of the writings of Edmund Burke when I read an article in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine with the title “Social Distancing and the Unvaccinated.” One of Burke’s main contentions, at least according to me, is that politics are, or ought to be, more than the application of abstract first principles to practical affairs: and, as if to prove him right, along came this article. The question was this: if it is permissible for parents to refuse to have their children immunized against...
  • Surgeon general tells Elmo: Get vaccinated [Prov 22:3]

    04/20/2015 12:02:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/20/2015 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Getting vaccinated will feel only like a pinch, the U.S. surgeon general assured Sesame Street's "Elmo" character last week. The California measles outbreak is officially over, but Surgeon General Vivek Murthy urged Elmo to get vaccinated in a video released by the Obama administration Friday. "It's my job to make sure everyone stays healthy," Murthy tells Elmo in the video."Get all your vaccinations in time" to stay healthy, he continued. "Don't worry, Elmo, it's just a little pinch and it's safe. And tell all your friends on Sesame Street to get vaccinated too..."
  • PARODY... It wasn't the Truck

    03/18/2015 8:32:35 AM PDT · by The Californian · 47 replies
    JourneyBoost ^ | 3/16/2015 | Connie Newcome
    Doc: Your child can’t walk? Mom: That’s right, he can’t walk. He was hit by a truck a couple of days ago. Could that be the cause? Doc: Hmm, correlation does not mean causation so don’t jump to conclusions. Mom: He was absolutely normal in every way before he got hit by the truck. He was walking, talking, learning new words everyday. He was such a happy delightful baby. Now he can’t walk. Doc: Sometimes babies do that. Truck warningMom: You don’t think getting hit by the truck was the cause? I did some research and I found out that...
  • U.S. Unveils comprehensive new adult vaccination plan

    02/28/2015 8:06:58 AM PST · by azkathy · 112 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2-25-15 | Alicia Bayer
    While childhood vaccination rates are well over 90%, adults are far more likely to be behind on vaccinations http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/national_adult_immunization_plan_final.pdf Think you're up to date on your vaccinations? You might be surprised at how many vaccinations are now recommended for American adults -- and the federal government plans to start tracking which of those vaccines you're behind on. The Department of Health and Human Services released its preliminary draft of a new five year plan to increase adult vaccinations this month. The newly revised 52-page National Adult Immunization Plan says: While the NVP provides a vision for improving protection from vaccine-preventable...