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Measles Update (2/9/2015)

As most of you know, there is currently an outbreak of measles in the U.S. ┬áThe ongoing outbreak in California linked to a visitor to Disneyland has grown to over 100 cases in several states. The virus has spread rapidly … Continue reading

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The HPV Vaccine

What is HPV? HPV is short for Human Papilloma Virus. This virus is very common, and is usually asymptomatic, which means people are not aware that they have it. It is acquired through sexual contact. A majority of sexually active … Continue reading

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Measles Update

  What is Measles? Measles is an infection caused by a virus that can affect people of any age. The virus is one of the most highly contagious, meaning it is spread very easily and quickly. It is spread by … Continue reading

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Pertussis Update: What is it? How can we prevent it?

In the past few years you have probably heard about whooping cough (pertussis) in the news or even more alarming, from those dreaded school notices. Pertussis has been around for centuries. The small highly contagious bacteria that causes pertussis was … Continue reading

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