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measles

Infections
April 8, 2019

What is the difference between viral and bacterial infections?

It’s important to understand the difference between a bacterial and viral infection. Even though both infections can cause similar symptoms, they are treated very differently.
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Infections
October 8, 2018

Measles 101

Measles is an infectious illness caused by the rubeola virus. And although there is a vaccine for measles, it’s still one of the leading causes of death in children. The measles virus is found in the mucus of your nose and throat. This means you can get the virus by breathing in when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. It’s so contagious that you can get it simply by being in the same room as an infected person. If you haven’t been vaccinated and come into contact with someone who has measles, you are very much at risk of…
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Child HealthParenting
February 5, 2016

This shot will save your child’s life!

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com The measles vaccine doesn’t just stop measles! Why do child death-rates drop when children get vaccinated for measles? A team of researchers did some detecting. (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
May 25, 2015

Busting the vaccination myth

Before the days of vaccinations, people had little option but to take their chances with whatever illness or disease was sweeping through their town. However, once treated as lifesaving wonders of modern technology, vaccines have now become a source of suspicion and debate. So, the question is: to jab or not to jab? (more…)
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Infections
February 23, 2015

How are measles like zombies?

It’s a strange comparison, right? Except this virus is just like zombies in the most important way: it seemed like the measles was dead, but it isn’t. (more…)
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Child HealthParenting
April 13, 2014

Why should I get my child vaccinated?

You may have heard or read that children’s vaccinations are dangerous, or that we can live without them. Or perhaps you just don’t like the idea of your child getting a jab. If this sounds like you, then read on. (more…)
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