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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c4iIhCE_b4 With children starting school earlier than usual this year, UCLA pediatrician Dr. Piper Calasanti reminds families to schedule a visit to their healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations, especially for diseases such as whooping cough and measles, which have increased in prevalence in [...]
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