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Why you need one vaccine for measles and many for the flu

(Cell Press 21 May 2015) While the influenza virus mutates constantly and requires a yearly shot that offers a certain percentage of protection, old reliable measles needs only a two-dose vaccine during childhood for lifelong immunity. 48 more words


Management of community-acquired pneumonia in older adults.

Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2014 Feb;2(1):3-16.

Simonetti AF1, Viasus D2, Garcia-Vidal C2, CarratalĂ  J3.

1Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge – IDIBELL, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. 297 more words


A Public Health Question About the Bird Influenza Epidemic

You might not be aware of a massive bird flu epidemic ripping its way across the U.S.:

Iowa, where one in every five eggs consumed in the country is laid, has been the hardest hit: More than 40 percent of its egg-laying hens are dead or dying.

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Prenatal Infection and Autism

Prenatal Infection and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Childhood: A Population-Based Case-Control Study in Taiwan.


Infection in pregnancy has long been linked with negative postnatal development and health. 189 more words


Orang di Negara Tropis Juga Butuh Vaksinasi Influenza

KOMPAS.com – Influenza seringkali dianggap penyakit yang tidak terlalu berbahaya sehingga tidak banyak orang yang mau melakukan vaksinasi. Bahkan kebanyakan orang masih menganggap bahwa vaksinasi influenza hanya untuk orang-orang yang berada di negara empat musim. 281 more words


2014/2015 flu season worst since 2009 pandemic

This year’s flu season is turning out to be one of the deadliest on record, according to new government health statistics.

Over 560 Canadians have died and more than 7,400 have been hospitalized as a result of the influenza virus during the 2014/2015 flu season which ends in August. 255 more words