Archive | Infectious Disease

Measles Outbreak: The 5 Answers You May Be Looking For

Our expert’s message is simple — parents need to vaccinate their children. “It would be a tragedy if measles once again took a foothold in this country,” –Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Division Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Health. In the first month of this year, more than 100 people have contracted measles, more cases than […]

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Is the Flu Shot Safe for Pregnant Women?

With the peak of flu season around the corner, everyone needs a flu shot, especially pregnant women. “The flu shot is absolutely safe for pregnant women,” says Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center. “The immunization can be given at any point in pregnancy but should be received before […]

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Is Your Child Safe From the Rapidly Spreading Respiratory Virus?

With school back in session, the potentially dangerous respiratory virus currently affecting children in 10 different states could continue spreading at an alarming rate. In the past couple of weeks, more than 1,000 children have been treated for the respiratory virus called Enterovirus 68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “If this […]

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Is Your Child Safe From the Measles?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that the number of U.S. measles cases in the first four months of 2014 is at an 20 year high. According to Dr. Jeffrey S. Kahn, Director of Infectious Disease at Children’s Medical Center, the incidence of measles in North and South America is still […]

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Children’s Medical Center urges prevention, awareness of measles

DALLAS (May 14, 2014) – Clinicians at Children’s Medical Center Dallas are on the lookout for possible cases of measles, and parents in North Texas are urged to take steps that will help avoid an outbreak of this highly infectious and vaccine-preventable disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that the number of […]

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Why One Mom Thinks Every Child Should Be Vaccinated

In honor of National Infant Immunization Week, one of our own moms, Heather Duge, shares her story about considering modified immunizations for her baby, EllieKate, and ultimately what led her to choose the vaccine schedule her baby’s doctor recommended. This year’s measles outbreak, the largest one in 18 years, reminds me of the epidemic last […]

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