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Vaccines for Kids and Adults

Vaccines for Kids and Adults

Once upon a time, diseases like diphtheria – a highly contagious bacterial infection – and whooping cough, or pertussis, were common in the United States. “In the 19th and early 20th centuries, these illnesses struck hundreds of thousands of people in the United...

Measles cases surpass 1,000 in the U.S., CDC says

Measles cases surpass 1,000 in the U.S., CDC says

The number of measles cases reported in the U.S. this year has reached 1,001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Wednesday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said his agency has been "promoting the safety and effectiveness of...

Measles Cases in the U.S. Reaches 981

Measles Cases in the U.S. Reaches 981

Measles cases have surged to 981 so far this year, the highest annual case count in nearly three decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest tally represents an increase of 41 measles cases since last week, and the highest annual...

Flu Cure Could Be On The Horizon

Flu Cure Could Be On The Horizon

We could be one step closer to combating the flu -- for good. An international team of researchers from the University of Michigan and other medical institutions say they're close to developing a universal flu vaccine that protects against all forms of the disease....