Immunizations

January 25, 2018 - 2:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines. Italy's measles epidemic, which killed four people last year, has already caught the attention of...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health speaks during an AP Newsmaker interview in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 18, 2018 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday...
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Biologist Rebecca Gillespie holds a vial of flu-fighting antibodies at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Bethesda, Md. Despite 100 years of science, the flu virus too often beats our best defenses because it constantly mutates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to...
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January 18, 2018 - 7:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia has struggled to contain one of its deadliest cholera outbreaks in years, sending soldiers into a slum last week to keep order, collaborating with the World Health Organization on a vaccination program and even declaring a week of prayer. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya...
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Biologist Rebecca Gillespie holds a vial of flu-fighting antibodies at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Bethesda, Md. Despite 100 years of science, the flu virus too often beats our best defenses because it constantly mutates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2018 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to...
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A boy cries as he receives a vaccine against yellow fever at a public health center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
January 16, 2018 - 3:48 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo on the list. But Brazil's Health Ministry said in a...
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A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Pakistani authorities launched an anti-polio campaign in Punjab province as polio remains endemic in Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
January 16, 2018 - 5:27 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in the country's eastern Punjab province. Imran Nazir says the week-long campaign was launched on Monday amid tight security. He says thousands of workers are taking part in the drive by going...
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In this Jan. 10, 2017 image, Donnie Cardenas recovers from the flu at the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The San Diego County resident said he was battling a heavy cough for days before a spike his temperature sent him into the emergency room. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 12, 2018 - 9:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking. It's been a rough few weeks: Hospitals have set up tents to handle patient overflow. Doctors are putting in double and triple shifts. Ambulances have been sidelined...
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January 11, 2018 - 3:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia is set to vaccinate one million people in its capital against cholera as a deadly outbreak grows. The World Health Organization says doses of the cholera vaccine have been delivered to the impoverished southern African nation as fears spread in Lusaka. Zambia's health...
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This Nov. 20, 2017 photo shows the dining area during the grand opening of an Olive Garden in Spanish Fork, Utah. Health officials say thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego. Authorities said Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 that infected workers may have exposed customers at three restaurants and convenience stores spread across the Salt Lake City area. The Utah outbreak began in August among the homeless population and illicit drug users, and tests connected to San Diego outbreak that killed 20 people. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a...
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