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You know about the current rash of measles cases, but when was the last time you saw an actual patient with measles? Will you recognize the disease?
The 3 Scourges of Infectious Disease
Tuberculosis, measles, and influenza have declined over the years but not gone away. See the slides that follow for key facts and figures on the current state of these ongoing public health threats.
Pondering the New Meningococcal B Vaccine: Do B or Do Not Do B?
Hamlet’s plight far predates the vaccine era, yet parents of teens may soon be asking themselves a similar question: “To give the meningococcal B vaccine or not to give, etc . . .” Find out why.
Who Calls the Shots: Why Vaccination Is a Lot Like Baseball
The ACIP has added another indication for routine administration of Gardasil 9.
You’re on second base, batter’s up; coaches on 2 and 3 give crossed signals; the owner glares from his box. Substitute pharma, the FDA, and ACIP and it may feel the same.
Who Would You Vaccinate Here?
Two small children, two opportunities to administer the live MMR vaccine. Who gets the shot and who does not?
When to Say No to MMR Vaccination
There are conditions under which the MMR vaccine should not be given—even when a parent begs. Which of the children in these 4 scenarios should not receive the vaccination?
6 Things That Might Persuade Parents to Vaccinate
When parents play out worst case scenarios in protest against routine vaccination, maybe one or two of these 6 options for response will come in handy.
Could You Spot the Measles?
Here are the signs and symptoms of the measles in a classic case—in order of their appearance:
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