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Damage wrought by measles on the immune system could 'last years'

Damage wrought by measles on the immune system could 'last years' | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Princeton found the damage caused by the measles virus to a child's immune system can last up to three years, leaving them at risk of death from other serious diseases.
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The Measles Outbreak Is Twice As Big As You Thought

The Measles Outbreak Is Twice As Big As You Thought | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
The number of U.S. measles cases has continued climbing toward 200, with 173 cases noted in the CDC’s most recent report March 6 — but that’s only half the story. If you add in the cases multiplying north of the border, the outbreak nearly doubles in size. Canada is also facing [...]
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Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Juniper Russo wants what is best for her daughter, Vivian, and she sometimes questions mainstream medicine. But after three years of soul-searching, she decided vaccination was best.
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Two Infants Too Young For Vaccinations Contract Measles From Unvaccinated People At Disneyland

Two Infants Too Young For Vaccinations Contract Measles From Unvaccinated People At Disneyland | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Nine cases of the highly contagious virus have been confirmed so far in people who recently visited the tourist destination -- most of whom haven't been vaccinated.
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Anger over 'invisible' rabies toll

Anger over 'invisible' rabies toll | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

"A shortage of funds for vaccinating dogs is costing the lives of tens of thousands of children every year."

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Study of 95,000 children finds no link between MMR vaccines and autism

Study of 95,000 children finds no link between MMR vaccines and autism | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
A study of more than 95,000 children in the US has supported what almost two decades of scientific research has already been telling us - the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) is safe and effective and is in no way associated with a heightened...
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This study is interesting because they show that even in children with autistic siblings (i.e. kids with a genetic predisposition to autism), vaccination with MMR has no effect on their risk of developing the condition.

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Health experts question lack of crackdown on ‘homeopathic vaccines’

Health experts question lack of crackdown on ‘homeopathic vaccines’ | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Failure of officials to crack down on promotion of anti-vaccination views by some licensed alternative medicine practitioners being called a dangerous double standard
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Queen’s instructor teaches that vaccines are harmful, students say

Queen’s instructor teaches that vaccines are harmful, students say | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Controversy flares again amid the news about measles outbreaks and the role played by vaccination skeptics
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Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts.

Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts. - The Nib - Medium
The risks, the misinformation, and the science behind history’s greatest life saver
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FAQ: Adult Vaccines: A Grown Up Thing to Do, March 2012

Because vaccines have been so successful at controlling diseases like smallpox and polio in the United States, we often take our relatively epidemic-free world for granted.

 

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