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January 13, 2019 2:47 AM Dr. Marc Siegel: Measles kills 90,000 a year worldwide – Vaccine has saved 20 million lives

Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel discusses the recent Measles outbreak and why the vaccine isn’t dangerous. The measles vaccine – as part of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine series – is a life saver. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal that the measles vaccine has saved the lives of more than 20 million people 177

December 29, 2018 9:14 PM International traveler with measles arrived at New Jersey airport, state health officials say; warn of possible exposure

An individual who flew to a New Jersey airport on Christmas Eve has a confirmed case of the measles, health officials said Friday, while warning that others could’ve potentially been exposed. (iStock) An individual who flew to a New Jersey airport on Christmas Eve has a confirmed case of the measles, health officials said Friday, warning that others 148

December 26, 2018 9:13 PM Sanofi's pediatric hexavalent vaccine approved by U.S. FDA

PARIS (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Sanofi’s new pediatric vaccine immunizing children against six diseases, the French pharmaceutical lab said on Wednesday. Sanofi developed the new vaccine, dubbed Vaxelis, in partnership with Merck. Vaxelis is designed for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years old and is designed to keep them from contracting 114

December 22, 2018 8:26 PM Arkansas reports first pediatric flu death of season, health department says

The state of Arkansas has experienced its first pediatric flu-related death of the season, health officials confirmed this week. The child, who has not been identified, was between newborn and 4 years of age, the Arkansas Department of Health said Friday, according to THV11. It's not currently clear where in the state the child was from or if he or she had received 191

December 10, 2018 12:47 PM South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

(Reuters) - Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. South Sudan is one of the three countries - with Uganda and Rwanda - that the WHO said are “at very high risk” of having Ebola 130

November 29, 2018 8:37 PM 'Echo chamber' surrounds parental decisions about childhood flu vaccine

(Reuters Health) - Although the annual flu vaccine is recommended for all children older than 6 months, about a third of parents say their child won’t receive one this year, according to a new U.S. poll. Parents seem to make decisions in an “echo chamber” of information that reinforces their beliefs about flu vaccines, the co-directors of the National 155

November 16, 2018 2:39 AM China confirms African swine fever in top pig region Sichuan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agricultural ministry confirmed on Friday the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever in the southwest province of Sichuan, the country’s top pig-producing region, raising the likelihood of a major impact to pork supplies in coming months. The outbreak was found on a farm of 40 pigs in Yibin city, in Sichuan’s southeast 114

October 16, 2018 11:36 AM Chinese drug regulator fines Changsheng Bio-Tech unit over vaccine scandal

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s drug regulator imposed penalties on a unit of Changsheng Bio-Technology worth 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) over a vaccine scandal, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. The penalties involved a fine and the confiscation of illegal earnings. The drug authority also banned 14 executives of Changsheng Bio-Technology from working 136

October 5, 2018 4:27 PM Flea-borne typhus disease reported in downtown LA, officials say

Nine cases were reported from July to September, with officials eyeing trash and stray animals as potential catalysts. (iStock) Multiple cases of typhus have popped up in downtown Los Angeles and prompted health officials to warn about the flea-spread disease, which can cause organ damage in severe cases. Nine people were reported ill between July and September 369

September 7, 2018 6:23 PM Southwest Airlines Passengers on Four Texas Flights May Have Been Exposed to Measles

A Southwest Airlines passenger who took four flights in two days and was later diagnosed with measles may have spread the viral infection to fellow fliers. The airline is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to warn passengers on the four Texas flights in late August that they may have been exposed to measles. The flights 99