Items Tagged ‘Dr. James Cherry’

Facts about the measles (MMR) vaccine

February 26, 2016

Facts about the measles (MMR) vaccine

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  Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that is spread when someone comes in direct contact with infected droplets through the air, says James Cherry, MD, UCLA pediatric infectious diseases physician. The first symptoms of measles are similar to other illnesses, which start with high fever, coughing and red, watery eyes for about […]

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Tags: CDC, Dr. James Cherry, infectious disease, measles, MMR, MMR Vaccine, UCLA Pediatric Infectious Disease, vaccination


Who needs the pertussis vaccination?

February 25, 2016

Who needs the pertussis vaccination?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pertussis (whooping cough) incidence remains high in California. The increase in pertussis is due to greater awareness, better diagnostic tests and less effective DTaP vaccines. Pertussis is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It is highly contagious and can spread from person-to-person through tiny drops of fluid from an infected person’s nose or mouth. […]

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Tags: acellular pertussis, diphtheria, Dr. James Cherry, DTaP vaccines, pertussis, tetanus, vaccination, whooping cough