52 confirmed cases and nine suspect cases of measles have now been linked to the outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
36 cases of measles have been identified in Washington state.
fficials in Oregon have confirmed a case that has been linked to the Washington state outbreak.
In general, the “just the facts” approach has limited effectiveness.
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.
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.