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ENTEROVIRUS 68


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A nationwide outbreak of a respiratory virus last fall sent droves of children to emergency departments. The infections have now subsided, as researchers knew they would, but they have left behind a frightening mystery.

Since August, 103 children in 34 states have had an unexplained, poliolike paralysis of an arm or leg. Each week, roughly three new cases of so-called acute flaccid myelitis are still reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Is the virus, called enterovirus 68, really the culprit? Experts aren’t certain: Unexplained cases of paralysis in children happen every year, but they are usually scattered and unrelated. After unusual clusters of A.F.M. appeared this fall, enterovirus 68 became the leading suspect, and now teams of researchers are racing to figure out how it could have led to such damage.
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ANAHEIM, Calif. – A recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California includes five park employees who were infected, officials said Tuesday.

Of the five employees at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, three have fully recovered and returned to work, and two remain off, said Dr. Pamela Hymel, the chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
i really need to look into getting an mmr booster
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i really need to look into getting an mmr booster
Because you are that close to someone who's been to Disneyland?
I expect less innumeracy from you, good madame.
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Because you are that close to someone who's been to Disneyland?
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Because it's a small world after all.
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Because you are that close to someone who's been to Disneyland?
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no, because I haven't had an MMR booster since I was 25. I believe you're supposed to get them once a decade
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or maybe it's DTAP I'm thinking of. Give me a moment
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http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedule...-easy-read.pdf

Sorry, I meant Tdap
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Anyway, I need one of those. I've only had flu and rabies shots in the past decade
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TDAP is becoming more and more commmon as a booster for adults. In Maine, we had a nasty Whooping Cough outbreak, so pregnant women and just about anyone coming near babies had to be up to date. I got my last one for my first kid, but if more than 3 or so years passes before my last one, they'll be sending me back for a booster.

BTW, whooping cough is absolutely terrifying when you witness someone having a episode.
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