A decade ago, there were less than 100 measles cases a year. Now, just about six months into 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report there are 971. That’s the highest tally since 1992, when there were 963 cases … for the entire year.
The Maryland Department of Health said both cases involve people who reside in the same household, and that there’s no evidence that the virus is spreading in Maryland.
“The more we learn about Zika, the more concerned we get,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told WTOP on Tuesday.
With the Summer Olympic Games set for August in Brazil, more than a few athletes are nervous about whether to head to the country that has been caught up in the zika virus outbreak.
WASHINGTON — The recent discovery of a person with measles visiting the D.C. area, as well as an outbreak in California that began late last year, highlight the importance of getting children vaccinated. That’s the…
WASHINGTON – A measles outbreak linked to Disney themeparks in California is stirring up new concerns about an old childhood disease thought to be eradicated in the United States. Despite the effectiveness of the measles…
WTOP\’s Town Hall on Ebola featured three nationally known experts in the field of infectious diseases.
The first person to contract Ebola in the U.S. is headed to the Washington D.C. area.
The NIH\’s infectious diseases chief says that the White House is considering how to provide additional screening of travelers who arrive at U.S. airports for Ebola.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was in the Glass Enclosed Nerve Center Monday, Sept. 29 to answer questions about enterovirus 68, Ebola, this year\’s flu season and more.
Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.
Although winter\’s cold may be subsiding, the risk of serious illness or death associated with the flu still exists and now, a resurgence of the H1N1 virus is causing a dramatic rise in deaths of younger people.
Hand sanitizer sales totaled millions of dollars
last year but do they actually ward off the flu?
Suspicions and misconceptions about the flu
vaccine are everywhere. Some say they caught
the virus despite being vaccinated, others say
they\’ve heard this year\’s vaccine is
ineffective and others worry they got
vaccinated too early — or too late — for it
Flu season is highly unpredictable. Now, there is
little flu activity nationwide.
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