While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B.
This week the FDA launches its Patient Network website through which the agency says it seeks to engage patients and consumers as partners, and encourage them to share ideas and concerns about the medical product development process.
It’s difficult to keep track of which vaccines you need and when you need them, but they are crucial to staying healthy and avoiding disease. Many people think that they’re covered by their childhood vaccines, but it is possible that you never received some newer vaccinations or that your immunity has faded over time. Prevent unnecessary illness by [...]
The sequestration’s automatic cuts will make it more difficult for low-income Americans to get maternal and infant care, vaccinate their children, and receive treatment for mental illness.
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
Leon Farrant, a graphic design student at Purchase College, used data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a striking infographic showing the impact vaccines have had on health in the U.S.
The newly diagnosed case of measles, a King County resident, was exposed to a contagious traveler at Sea-Tac Airport. Second case may have exposed others at the QFC at 4570 Klahanie Dr S, Issaquah and the Starbucks at 4566 Klahanie Dr SE, Issaquah.
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease caused by the measles virus. Because most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, the risk to the general public is low. But people who were at Sea-Tac Airport around the same time as the contagious traveler should be aware of their measles immunity status . . .
Flu outbreaks in several long-term care facilities around the state are a particular concern. Employees at these facilities and visitors should get the flu vaccine and delay visits if they’re sick, health officials said.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is offering free flu vaccination clinics to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable to pay. Flu vaccine (shots and nasal spray) is also available at many healthcare provider offices and pharmacies for those who have insurance or are able to pay for vaccination.
At Seattle Children’s, 62 infants, kids and teens tested positive for flu last week – three times more than the number of cases seen in the first week of December. In this post, Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of the division of emergency medicine at Seattle Children’s, shares tips parents can use to keep the flu from spreading:
Most of the country is experiencing high levels of influenza-like infections with the number of cases already nearing those seen during moderately severe flu seasons, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Two adults in King County and a child in Pierce County have died after contracting the flu, the Washington State Department of Health reports.
A newborn child in King County has died of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, Public Health – Seattle & King Count reported Tuesday. The child died on Thursday, December 13th, health officials said. The death is a reminder that pregnant women and family members need to be immunized in order to protect newborns and [...]
“We’re encouraged to see the pace of new cases in our state slowing,” said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky,” but we are not completely out of the woods.”