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Measles Outbreaks and Infant Vaccinations

Measles Outbreaks and Infant Vaccinations

For many people, measles is a thing of the past, something that was essentially taken care of many years ago. To be sure, in modern time measles diagnoses are few and far between. Unfortunately, some people still contract this disease. ...

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Studying the Spread of Disease

Studying the Spread of Disease

There are certain times of the year when bothersome diseases, such as colds and influenza, become especially commonplace and difficult to avoid. This fact explains why both “flu season” and “cold season” are well known terms. But how do infectious ...

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Can Pneumonia Spread from Person to Person?

Can Pneumonia Spread from Person to Person?

Even decades after the advent of antibiotics, pneumonia still manages to sicken many people every year. Consider that in the year 2006 alone, this disease was responsible for 55,477 deaths. Since pneumonia is still a fairly common problem, you may ...

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Is It Necessary to Double-Check Strep Tests?

Is It Necessary to Double-Check Strep Tests?

Sore throats are a common ailment in the United States, and they often indicate that a person has suffered a strep throat infection. Fortunately, testing for sore throat is a quick and rather painless process. To make certain that the ...

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