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Health officials confirm Alaska mumps case

...50-year-old Alaska woman contracted mumps in July, the first confirmed case within...tested samples and confirmed the presence of mumps virus.Fewer than 500 people in the United States contract mumps each year, and Alaska's previous outbreak...
Public Health Center to launch community vaccine clinics

...prevent some parents from vaccinating their children.She said the proposed link between the combination vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella and autism spectrum disorders is one reason some parents choose not to vaccinate. The idea that too many vaccines...
Many local children exempt from vaccinations

...that before attending school, children must be vaccinated against a variety of diseases.Those diseases include measles, mumps, polio, varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. However, any of the district's...
News published in The Lancet journal by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who raised the possibility of a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, bowel disease and autism. She said she knows the study was later discredited and retracted. She believes...
The foolish anti-vaccination crowd

...anti-vaccine movement. She has a boy with autismlike symptoms that she is convinced were caused by the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). You can credit her passion for her child, sympathize with her heartbreak -- and still cringe at her...
Former school nurse pleads guilty to tampering

...All students in Alaska schools are required to "be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis A and B, unless exempt for medical or religious reasons," according to Alaska statute.In the affidavit...
Cal Thomas: Constitution 'central to our way of life'

...Among those who are to be denied entry are children who have not been vaccinated for certain types of diseases, including mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus and diphtheria toxoids, pertussis, influenza type B and hepatitis B, and any other...
Kenai Public Health Center on alert for measles

...nation is surprising. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends a two-dose schedule of the MMR - measles, mumps and rubella - vaccine. The first dose should be given when children are 12-15 months old and the second at 4-6 years old...
Health clinics offer back-to-school shots

...tetanus and acellular pertussis, or whooping cough) against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and polio shots. As of last year, the state also requires vaccinations against hepatitis A and B. Children...
Outbreak raises vaccine exemption concerns

...child care facilities are immunized for various diseases -- mumps, polio and chickenpox among others -- unless the child is...tissue. But according the CDC, some vaccines, including a mumps vaccine, contain killed viruses. The virus is cultured in...


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