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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?
Measles Vaccine Offers Compound Coverage
Immunosuppression after measles leaves children vulnerable to nonmeasles infection for up to 3 years, a new study finds. Just vaccinate!
A Tale of Co-eds, Condoms, and MMR Vaccination
A college freshman whose mother elected not to have her vaccinated learns about the downsides in genetics class.
Mumps and Rubella—Overlooked and Disrespected?
Rarely in the news, eclipsed by measles, these wall-flower viruses are not benign when they strike. Do you remember their consequences?
The Overlooked Duo
Mumps and rubella vaccines—I suspect if they could talk they would express feelings a lot like Rodney Dangerfield’s—that they get little respect, their infections often overlooked alongside the deadlier measles virus.
New DTaP-Polio Combo Vaccine: Six T-or-F on Quadracel
Quadracel joins Kinrix as the second DTaP-polio combination vaccine. See if you can compare and contrast features, parsing true from false.
VIS Quiz Question #4
VIS Quiz Question #3
The NCVIA also requires that certain things be included in the patient’s chart.
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.
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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