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Measles, Mumps, Rubella – Oh My!

Categories: Children's Health

Why should we vaccinate? From a growing  2019 measles outbreak in Seattle, the Centers for Disease Control now reports outbreaks in Washington and New York states, with more reported cases in Texas so far this month. While measles are caused by a virus – as is the mumps and rubella, whooping cough is caused by bacteria. What is the first sign of measles, mumps, rubella or whooping cough? Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing. …Read More >

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