| Posted On Jul 02, 2019 | By:

Measles: Are You Immune?

In light of international outbreaks of measles and some measles outbreaks occurring in the U.S., many people may be wondering if they need to be vaccinated or if they are immune to measles. Please see the following most “frequently asked questions” on measles and measles immunity.

Why are we suddenly seeing outbreaks of measles?

Measles is a highly transmissible infectious disease which had been previously eliminated in the U.S.

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| Posted On Apr 02, 2019 | By:

All About Measles

Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of measles generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected.

Measles typically begins with

  • high fever,
  • cough,
  • runny nose (coryza), and
  • red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)

Two or three days after symptoms begin,

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| Posted On May 08, 2014 | By:

Fear vs. Fact about Vaccine Safety

I believe that one of my most important jobs as a pediatrician is to educate and counsel families on why vaccines are so important for their children. While the internet can be a wonderful source of information, it is also filled with websites which contain confusing, conflicting or incorrect information about vaccines, and I know many of the parents who see me in the office have been scared or convinced away from vaccinating their child based on what they have read online.

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