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Mother holding child with measles

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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A doctor gives a shot to a smiling patient at the hospital

Roll up a sleeve. It’s your turn

Categories: Infections  /  News

You’re a good mom or dad. You take the time to be familiar with the schedule of recommended childhood vaccinations, and make sure your kids are up-to-date. And if it slips your mind, there’s usually a reminder waiting when the new school year begins. But what about you? Are YOU up-to-date with your vaccines? Adults need vaccines too — whether it’s a booster dose of tetanus and diphtheria, an annual flu shot or something travel-related. The list for grown-ups isn’t complicated, but it’s something that too many busy people ignore. Take this quiz and learn what you need to know …Read More >

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A young RN holds a newborn baby upright at a medical examination

Protecting kids from preventable illnesses

Categories: Children's Health  /  Infections  /  News

While parents in Bexar County are doing a little better than in the nation as a whole at getting their young children vaccinated, Bexar still lags behind much of Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC released its 2013 National Immunization Survey of children 19 to 35 months of age. Bexar County is one of only a half dozen cities or counties that provide local data to the survey. In 2013, 70.6 percent of Bexar County children had received the complete recommended seven-vaccine series, compared to 70.4 percent for the nation as a whole.  For …Read More >

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