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Certain human traits may have a lot to do with whether a person masks

By Marrecca Fiore • July 27, 2020

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By Simi Singer • July 22, 2020

Los Angeles is the latest metropolitan area affected by a measles outbreak — the L.A. County Department of Public Health is investigating five cases. Below are answers to commonly asked questions to help you better understand measles, and more importantly, whether you or loved ones are at risk:

What is measles?

Measles [...]

By uclahealth • April 30, 2019
Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she's after me to get a shingles vaccine. What is shingles, and what's the connection to chickenpox? Dr. Elizabeth Ko [...]
By Ask the Doctors • February 26, 2018
Immunization is key to preventing disease among the general population. Vaccines benefit both the people who receive them, and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them because the infection can no longer spread through the community if most people are immunized. In addition, immunizations reduce the number of deaths and [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
According to the CDC, there are many diseases that have recommended vaccination schedules. The goal is for all U.S. citizens to receive these vaccinations to prevent the spread of these infectious diseases, and ultimately to eradicate them. Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53t8MvJGrc   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. [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 25, 2016
Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness [...]
By uclahealth • February 25, 2016