Infections

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Study: Vaccination Against Measles Helps Body Fight Off Other Illnesses

A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.

05/07/2015

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Torrance Lawmaker Wants Answers From FDA In Wake Of Superbug Outbreak

A California congressman wants answers from the Food and Drug Administration in the wake of superbug infections at a local hospital now linked to contaminated medical scopes.

02/25/2015

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Report: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Cited For Safety Violations

Federal inspection reports show a major Los Angeles hospital had unclean and unsafe operating rooms and failed to protect its patients from possible infection.

10/30/2011

A young boy anticipates the prick of a pertussis, or whooping cough, vaccination.

Whooping Cough Epidemic May Break 55-Year Record

State health officials say California’s whooping cough epidemic is on track to break a 55-year record, with 4,017 infections and nine deaths statewide this year.

09/16/2010