2 weeks ago
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Tourists say they contracted hepatitis A on trip to San Diego

San Diego County is battling the worst hepatitis A outbreak seen in the United States in decades. So far, 20 people have died in the past year.
Rebecca Bredow, of the Detroit area, has been sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to bring her child's vaccinations up to date. (Photo: ABC News)
2 months ago
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Mother who refused to bring son’s vaccines to date gets 7 days in jail

Rebecca Bredow, of the Detroit area, has been sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to bring her child's vaccinations up to date.
7 months ago
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North Carolina health officials report 7 cases of mumps

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is encouraging North Carolinians to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccines after seven mumps cases were identified in North Carolina residents in April.
1 year ago
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Zika vaccine now in first round of testing

Researchers are one step closer to creating an approved Zika vaccine, with the first round of safety trials already underway.
NC lawmakers say vaccination requirement changes dead
3 years ago
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NC lawmakers say vaccination requirement changes dead

Three lawmakers say their proposal to update North Carolina's childhood vaccination regimen and eliminate an immunization exemption on religious grounds is dead less than two weeks after their bill was filed.
Religious exemption on vaccinations in NC repealed in bill
3 years ago
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Religious exemption on vaccinations in NC repealed in bill

Some North Carolina senators worried about the revival of certain communicable diseases want to do away with North Carolina's childhood vaccination exemption on religious grounds.
Area parents, doctor join in on vaccination conversation
3 years ago
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Area parents, doctor join in on vaccination conversation

The debate over whether or not to vaccinate children is brewing across the country, and it's sparking the conversation right here in our community, too.
NC health agency reminds people to get measles vaccination
3 years ago
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NC health agency reminds people to get measles vaccination

North Carolina's health agency is advising people to vaccinate against measles, especially since 102 people from 14 states were diagnosed with the illness last month.
Flu season already peaking, experts suggest vaccination
5 years ago
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Flu season already peaking, experts suggest vaccination

It's that time of year to get your flu shot. The experts say this year, the flu is already peaking.
New Hanover Co. Health Department offers flu shots to students
5 years ago
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New Hanover Co. Health Department offers flu shots to students

The New Hanover County Health Department is partnering with county schools to provide flu vaccines to middle and high school students.