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Quick Facts: Mumps

Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. It spreads through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose, or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by: 287 more words

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Travel Immunizations

It’s Wellness Wednesday! Today we’re learning about a travel topic might be pretty far down on your list of travel thoughts: immunizations! You might think about getting shots and malaria pills if you’re heading to Africa, but what about South America or Southeast Asia? 1,321 more words

Push For Additional Vaccinations

I had planned on doing another post until I saw some stories on a recent news feed. Before I get started, please don’t confuse me with Alex Jones. 1,424 more words


Be Careful Which Data You Compare.

Last week the Uganda Bureau of Statistics released the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (2016 UDHS). My initial interest in this was to find out how the country has progressed in its aim to reduce maternal mortality, and how likely it is to meet the Strategic Development Goal, SDG, 3.1. 244 more words


Can Vaccines Cause ITP?

ITP is an abbreviation for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

It is a condition in which our platelets get destroyed, leading to excessive bruising and bleeding, since platelets are needed for normal blood clotting. 621 more words

Vaccine Education

Refugee Immunizations: Background and Current Overseas and Domestic Approaches

Guest post by Janine Young, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, Denver Health Refugee Clinic

Globally, we are witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II; there are over 65 million displaced people and, of these, less than one percent are referred by the… 672 more words

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