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The Canary Party Demands New York Health Department Investigation: Pesticide Implicated in Tics and Seizures in Three Female Pitchers from Corinth - Age of Autism

Lack of vaccinations increase Whooping Cough problems

DKFZ and Genetic Immunity Sign Collaboration Agreement to Develop HPV Therapeutic Vaccine

Transparency on clinical trials: Better late than never ?

Physicians Doing ‘Poor Job’ of Warning Patients With IBD About Risks of Medications, Studies Suggest

Study provides further evidence to dispel HPV vaccine fears - The vaccine has stirred controversy because some parents and religious groups have balked at mandating it for adolescents.

Immunization uptake in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder

Funding cuts affect access to vaccines for Minnesota children

Pertussis outbreak can be blamed on low vaccination rates - Utah experiencing highest incidence of whooping cough since 1946

CDC: Use Both Pneumococcal Vaccines for High-Risk Adults


Check with insurance before paying for flu shot

Flu vaccine now ready

Congo-Brazzaville: Life-Saving Pneumonia Vaccine Now Available for Free in Republic of Congo - Unicef

Flu Vaccine Vital For Pregnant Woman (video)

FDA Considers Faster Approval Process for Obesity Drugs

The Provenge Vaccine & A Discrepancy Over Data

Meningitis outbreak toll rises: 170 cases, 14 deaths

Michael Winfrey: Former doctor was not invited to UW-L


The vaccine that means coeliacs can eat wheat

Frequently Asked Questions For Patients: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

Independent panel to grant access to GSK trial data - A new independent review panel will decide to grant access to GSK's clinical trial data based on scientific merit.

2012-2013 Influenza Season Week 40 ending October 6, 2012

CDC Releases First FluView Report for 2012-2013 Influenza Season

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Print Materials: Businesses/Employers

Health Information Technology - Electronic medical records reduce negative outcomes and related costs after patient safety events occur

A Generation in Jeopardy: How pesticides are undermining our children’s health & intelligence

New HPV Vaccine Might Help Women Who Already Have Chronic HPV

A new HPV vaccine might help women who already have the virus, according to exciting new research.
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First CDC FluView Report for 2012-2013 Influenza Season Shows Low Activity ...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued the first “FluView” influenza activity report for the U.S. 2012-2013 flu season. The 2012-2013 reporting season began on Sept. 30, 2012. The first FluView report shows that ...
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Dengue fever epidemic declared in Puerto Rico

Feliciano consulted with Harold Margolis, the dengue director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after 4,816 suspected cases of dengue were reported for all of 2012 as of October 5. Puerto Rico experienced 21 severe cases of dengue ...
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Vaccine News Daily (blog)

KCTV5Officials trying to figure out why some JoCo babies failed to get Hep B ...

They are working with local hospitals to try and educate mothers to encourage more people to get the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend ...
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The Revelation: Obesity, Healthy Lifestyle, and Workout Routines

Throughout history, humankind has been plagued by epidemics of all varieties, from the Black Plague and Smallpox to Polio and AIDS. Now, we are dealing with a different kind of epidemic but one of equal severity: obesity. This disease has reached a ...
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As infections get serious, are we getting the vaccines?

Influenza, pneumonia, hepatitis B and those that cause severe diarrheal diseases are just some of the health problems that continue to kill a significant number of adults and children in the developing world, which includes the Philippines. They die ...
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Cebu Daily News

KCTV5Officials trying to figure out why some JoCo babies aren't getting Hep B ...

A vaccine that is free is somehow not reaching hundreds of babies in Johnson County, KS. Preventing Hepatitis B is free in Johnson County, but still about 22 percent of infants aren't getting the vaccine. Health experts said this is a problem that ...
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Scare for India's polio-free status

All samples picked up as part of a regular surveillance of polio from Bihar are sent to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) lab in Lucknow for testing. Officials here raised an alarm saying they weren't very sure about ...
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Flu immunization clinics get underway

Flu season is approaching and public health nurses are gearing up for the launch of this year's vaccination campaign. Public flu clinics will begin in some communities the week of Oct. 15. “There are many myths and misconceptions about the flu shot so ...
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DKFZ and Genetic Immunity Sign Collaboration Agreement to Develop HPV ...

Present HPV vaccines (Cervarix, Gardasil) have no therapeutic effect on HPV-related diseases, so they will not treat existing diseases or conditions caused by HPV. The Division of Genome Modifications and Carcinogenesis led by Prof. Dr. Lutz Gissmann ...
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HPV Sufferers Could Be Helped By New Vaccine

In the study, the experimental vaccine — which differs from existing HPV vaccines that are given to prevent HPV infections — was given to 18 women with cervical dysplasia, a precancerous condition of the cervix caused by a chronic HPV infection ...
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Meningitis outbreak grows after a person who received shot in ankle gets a ...

Clinics with tainted batches that caused fungal meningitis are now calling anyone who received a steroid shot for pain in places like the knees and shoulders after a person suffered a joint infection from one of the shots. Of the 170 cases where people ...
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WXYZ

Meningitis outbreak: Some questions and answers

The toll in the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak has risen to 14 dead and 155 sickened across 11 states, linked to a tainted back pain treatment from a Massachusetts compounding facility. Health officials continue to investigate the cause, with ...
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Firm tied to meningitis outbreak scrutinized

Long before the current rash of fungal meningitis, the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man's death in 2004. Earlier this summer, a separate Bay State ...
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Woman sues company at center of deadly meningitis outbreak

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A Minnesota woman who says she received injections of the steroid at the center of a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis in the United States on Thursday sued the company that made the suspect medication. The lawsuit, filed in ...
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Legal recriminations begin over major US meningitis outbreak

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - One of the nearly 14,000 patients given potentially tainted injections of pain medicine sued the maker of the treatment in what may be the first of a wave of lawsuits over a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak that shows no signs of ...
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Study provides further evidence to dispel HPV vaccine fears

... provides evidence to demonstrate that the vaccine has no significant safety concerns, and it is one of many studies that have come to this conclusion,” said Dr. Keyserling, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious ...
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Broomfield whooping cough cases hit record number

The last time cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, was higher than 20 was in 2004, when 23 cases were reported in the Broomfield area, according to Claire Reisenauer, disease control specialist for Broomfield Public Health and Environment. Statewide ...
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Mumps, etc.

'Jonathan's Hope' is without doubt the most solipsistic song of the year - seemingly about a bout of mumps that main man Wolf has physically (but not mentally mmkay?) recovered from. "Yes my swollen nut and neck shrunk/ though subtle I can smell ...
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Check with insurance before paying for flu shot

The Centers for Disease Control recommend two types of vaccinations: a nasal spray vaccine of live but weakened virus for those between 2 and 49 and not pregnant, or injected vaccines of dead virus that come in different strengths depending on a person ...
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CDC: Use Both Pneumococcal Vaccines for High-Risk Adults

Both the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Prevnar 13, PCV13) and the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax 23, PPSV23) should be used in adults with compromised immune systems, the CDC recommended.
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An Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

In a small clinical trial, a therapeutic vaccine from Pennsylvania company Inovio Pharmaceuticals showed promise for treating precancerous cervical lesions in women with HPV. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by two high-risk strains of HPV, ...
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TIME

HPV Vaccination Does not Lead to an Increase in Sex

Results showed that the group of girls who had been offered the HPV vaccine were no more likely to be sexually active than the group of girls who had not yet been offered it. Those who had been vaccinated (148 participants), were no more likely to have ...
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New allegations in deadly meningitis outbreak

Allegations of a shot tainted with a different form of meningitis were at the heart of a lawsuit filed against the New England Compounding Center over the 2004 death. An 83-year-old man died about a year-and-a-half after receiving a shot produced by ...
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Meningitis found in Morrow County

The Ohio Department of Health added meningitis cases in Morrow and Crawford counties to an outbreak tied to steroid shots administered for back pain. The two fungal meningitis cases, a 39-year-old Morrow County woman and a 40-year-old Crawford ...
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Gov. Scott makes the meningitis hotline even hotter

News item: When announcing the phone number for the Florida Fungal Meningitis Hotline this week, Gov. Rick Scott inadvertently gave out the wrong phone number, directing Floridians to call a phone sex hotline to answer their questions. The meningitis ...
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Meningitis Deaths Increase

Federal health officials on Thursday called for greater authority to regulate compounding pharmacies like the one tied to the continuing meningitis outbreak and said a wider population of patients may be at risk from contaminated shots. The Centers for ...
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Wall Street Journal

The Canary Party Demands New York Health Department Investigation ...

An investigation this week by Canary Party Chairman, Mark Blaxill, and Age of Autism journalist, Dan Olmsted, revealed that three out of the four Corinth ...

Vaccinators, Parents Blamed For Upsurge In Polio

The upsurge in cases of polio in Yobe State has been attributed to some parents who resist the immunisation exercise and vaccinators who fail to ensure that all available children in an assigned area were vaccinated. This was confirmed by concerned ...
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Leadership Newspapers

Polio vaccine advocate visits valley

At just six months old, Ramesh Ferris contracted polio. Within weeks the virus had paralyzed his legs. His mother, recognizing she would be unable to provide him with the care he was destined to need, put him up for adoption. It was the early 1980s ...
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Science denied: Why does doubt persist?

Anti-vaccine sentiment is highest among the better educated, .... toxins can cause development disorders, mercury is in vaccines; ergo, vaccines cause ...

CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation's growing meningitis outbreak, warning Thursday that patients will need to keep watch for ...
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al.com (blog)

HIV-Positive Men Head to Clinic for 'the Other Meningitis' Vaccine

While the national meningitis outbreak is fungal, this smaller outbreak is a bacterial version of the disease. It has only struck local men who are HIV-positive – 12 of them in all this year, including five in the last month. One man has died, and ...
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Minn. Lawsuit May Be 1st From Meningitis...

A Minnesota woman who may have received tainted steroid injections blamed for the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis sued the drug seller on Thursday, though she hasn't been diagnosed with the rare illness. The federal lawsuit appears to be the ...
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AG to mull criminal charges in meningitis outbreak

“Criminal remedies” and other legal action are on the table as federal and state agencies continue to investigate the closed Framingham pharmacy tied to a nationwide deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, authorities said yesterday, as state prosecutors ...
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37 meningitis cases reported statewide

Of those, 37 cases are meningitis. The two non-meningitis cases were found in patients who became ill from the steroid, but they were not suffering from back pain and therefore did not receive the injection as an epidural. The meningitis victims all ...
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Whooping cough on the rise

Forty-eight states and Washington, D.C., have reported increases in whooping cough, also known as pertussis, through September. In South Dakota, cases are up 87 percent over the five-year median, with 56 cases reported as of Oct. 3. Most of those cases ...
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37 kids back at Mountain Laurel School after quarantine

KINGSTON — Thirty-seven unvaccinated students at the Mountain Laurel School in New Paltz who were exposed to measles have been allowed to return to school after being quarantined, according to Ulster County Health Department Commissioner Carol ...
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Gardasil is Safe, According to Large Study : CancerConnect News

The HPV vaccine Gardasil® (quadrivalent human papillomavirus [types 6, 11, 16, 18] recombinant vaccine) was found to be safe, according to the results of a large safety study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
CancerConnect News

The man who saved millions (continued) October 12, 2012 by Sepp ...

... according to Paul Offit, chief of infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Offit wrote Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the ...

225: Jonas Salk versus polio: the fight that began, ended at Pitt

A crippling disease that affected tens of thousands of lives each year around the peak of its epidemic in 1952, polio, formally known as poliomyelitis, is a viral disease that can affect nerves and can lead to partial or full paralysis. On the day of ...
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Polio, Sex, Comedy. Oscar?

The film is based on the true story of poet, journalist and polio survivor Mark O'Brien, nearly paralyzed from the neck down, who spent most of his life confined to an iron lung. Mr. Lewin, who himself had polio as a child—he walks with crutches—and ...
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Wall Street Journal

Meningitis outbreak: What is a compounding pharmacy?

"Maybe this is crazy but ever since the meningitis outbreak I am scare(d) to get a flu shot even (thinking) it will be contaminated," Lana Flores posted on Facebook. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday as many as 14,000 people ...
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Meningitis Death Toll Rises to 14

Two more people have died from fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections, raising the death toll for the outbreak to 14. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reported that 169 people in 11 states have contracted fungal ...
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ABC News

Meningitis cases - and fear - spread

(NECN: Peter Howe, Milford/Merrimack, N.H.) - The national death toll from fungal meningitis linked to medication from a Framingham, Mass., compounding pharmacy reached 14 Thursday, with 170 people reportedly sickened, and New Hampshire may be ...
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Whooping Cough Confirmed at Pawtucket School

Interactive Transcript. Loading... Alert icon. Sign in or sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... There is no Interactive Transcript. Published on Oct 11, 2012 by WPRI. Health officials have reported two cases of pertussis at the Henry Winters Elementary ...
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Major Measles Vaccine Campaign Planned

Nakuru — The Kenyan government is set to conduct a "mop-up" vaccination campaign against measles following an outbreak of the disease in several areas of the country. Director of Public Health and Sanitation Shahnaaz Sharif said the number of ...
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Flu Vaccine Vital For Pregnant Woman

Arnold says those factors make it vital for pregnant women to get an influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control says it's safe at any stage of pregnancy, even the first trimester. If mom gets the flu, and the dehydration and high fever that ...
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Flu Shot Holdouts: Care to Reconsider?

Telling them that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the vaccine for everyone six months or older is not likely to be persuasive. So, Take Part took the usual spate of excuses to Dr. Aaron Glatt, an infectious disease specialist ...
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HPV vaccination does not lead to increased sex in girls: study | The ...

Last year, a Catholic school in Canada made headlines when it banned free HPV vaccinations for girls on orders from Bishop Frederick Henry. The bishop said giving the vaccine to girls promoted promiscuity. But those concerns are ...
The Raw Story

Indian state Bihar's suspected polio case tests negative: Unicef

A suspected case of polio reported in Darbhanga district of Bihar has tested negative for the wild virus, it was announced Thursday. “The ERC Mumbai laboratory, where the samples were being investigated, confirmed the case as negative this (Thursday) ...
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BioScholar News

Ulema urged to highlight importance of polio vaccination

PESHAWAR – District Khateeb Peshawar, Maulana Ghulam Rasool Haqqani has urged ulema to support polio vaccination and to give special sermons on importance of polio during Friday prayers. He said this while inaugurating October round of polio ...
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Suspected polio case tests negative

PATNA: After remaining polio-free for around 21 months, the country reported its first suspected polio case in Darbhanga district on Thursday. However, Unicef, India denied it to be a polio case. State chief of Unicef, Yameen Mazumder said, "Although ...
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Pneumococcal vaccine launched against pneumonia: Pakistan becomes first ...

Pakistan has become the first country in South Asia, which has launched pneumococcal vaccine in a bid to save lives of hundred of thousands young children at risk of developing pneumonia. Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Health, Khawaja Salman ...
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Meningitis outbreak: Savage woman files federal lawsuit against tainted ...

A Savage woman filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday, Oct. 11, against the New England pharmacy implicated in a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis. Barbe Puro does not yet know whether she has fungal meningitis, said her attorney, Jeff ...
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CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writers – 1 minute ago. WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation's growing meningitis ...
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Fungal meningitis killed southern Michigan woman, family says

INDIANAPOLIS — The family of a southern Michigan woman said Thursday they believe she died of fungal meningitis after receiving two injections of a tainted back pain medication at a northern Indiana clinic. Pauline Burema, 89, of Cassopolis, died ...
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Cervical cancer vaccine in early stages

Men up to age 26 are also eligible for Gardasil to protect against HPV. But there are a lot of people out there who still have HPV, and nothing protects against all 130 strains of the virus. At least half of all sexually active males and females have ...
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Pertussis outbreak can be blamed on low vaccination rates

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah children are not receiving the vaccinations they need to combat an array of childhood illnesses, which is leading to an outbreak of pertussis in the state. The Utah Department of Health this year has reported 875 cases of ...
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Deseret News

First suspected polio case in 21 months in India

Sources say that the 18-month-old child is under detailed investigation and the results will come only after a week's time. The boy child has reportedly been immunised for polio 13 times and authorities are investigating the reason for the infection ...
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India steps up cross-border surveillance against polio

India has also set up vaccination booths at Chakdabagh (Poonch) and Kaman (Baramullah) in Jammu & Kashmir, Munabao railway station in Rajasthan's Barmer district and at Wagah border and Attari railway station in Punjab to administer polio drops to all ...
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Dachel Media Update 1011 AGE OF AUTISM

Today's headline(s) with my commentary. An important study links autism (and more) to the environment. It's on major news sites. Meanwhile the effects of ...
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The HPV Vaccine Doesn't Actually Make Girls Have More Sex

The HPV vaccine, which can help prevent cervical cancer, is most effective when given to girls before they become sexually active. But advocates of abstinence-only education have argued that the vaccine will convince teens it's okay to have sex ...
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Whooping Cough Case Confirmed in Waukesha School District

While five students in the district reportedly had pertussis during the summer break, there has been one new diagnosed case in a Waukesha school, according to School Board member Bill Baumgart. Baugart did not know Wednesday night which school had ...
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WHY? - Mumps, Etc.

It's been merely a couple of months since WHY? dropped their EP Sod in the Seed, but the boys are back again, this time releasing a full LP of material in Mumps, Etc. Yoni Wolf once again uses WHY? as a guise to therapeutically exorcise his demons of ...
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Seven die from unknown fever

A number of residents from Central Darfur complained to Radio Dabanga about the increasing number of deaths and cases of an unknown fever in the region, in addition, to the increasing number of malaria and measles cases. According to them, at least ...
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Radio Dabanga

Former NRL star Rhys Wesser visits Campbelltown Catholic Club for measles ...

EFFORTS to combat a measles epidemic in the Macarthur region received some star power last week with former Rabbitohs NRL player Rhys Wesser dropping in to a free vaccination session. Wesser visited the vaccination drive at Campbelltown Catholic ...
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Cumberland Courier Newspapers

Captive deer from New Oxford tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

... today confirmed the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state on a deer farm in Adams County. The disease is fatal in deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence that CWD can be transmitted to humans, according to the ...
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The Other Side of 50

My mother-in-law had not heard of the shingles vaccine, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults age 60 and older get the vaccine, which helps reduce the risk of getting shingles by about half and reduces ...
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Flu vaccine now available at the county health department

The 2012-2013 flu vaccine will protect against an influenza A H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus, and the influenza A H1N1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against the flu ...
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