It is not clear where the man got infected but he reported he had recently traveled to Vancouver, Washington where there is a large, ongoing measles outbreak.
Anyone who has been exposed and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office.
In general, the “just the facts” approach has limited effectiveness.
Anti-vaccine activities appear to be more of a western phenomenon, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
The risk of a heart attack increases 600% within a week of having the flu. Other respiratory infections also increased risk, but influenza caused the greatest.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has not gone according to plan. The first eradication target date of 2000 was missed. We’re are about to miss the next, 2018.
If you do nothing else the next few days, get a flu shot. The best time to get a flu shot is by the end of October,
To protect yourself, get vaccinated to minimize your risk of getting the flu. To reduce the chance you might catch or spread the flu, wash your hands.
A 5-state project aims to improve vaccination rates among low-income children and pregnant women, using registries to track the immunization of all residents.
The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective; it is given as 2 shots, 6 months apart. Both shots are needed for long-term protection.
The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed 50-100m people. A major influenza pandemic on this scale will happen again, and we’re unprepared.
Before he was diagnosed, he may have exposed others to the measles at Sea-Tac Airport and the Emergency Department of Harborview Medical Center.
Four new confirmed cases within the same household.