Posted in April 2012

The One About Measles

The One About Measles

Over the past couple of years, media discussion about measles has increased, and this is with good reason.  The United States has had an increasing number of recorded cases of measles, with more than 200 cases confirmed in 2011.  Last year had the highest number of confirmed cases since 1996.  Most of these cases are … Continue reading

The One About Whooping Cough

The One About Whooping Cough

There has been much talk recently about outbreaks of pertussis, frequently referred to as whooping cough, throughout the United States and here in our area.  What is this disease, why should you care, and what can you do about it? Bordatella pertussis is a bacterial illness that classically causes a prolonged respiratory illness and episodes … Continue reading