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Mark Abrams
October 31, 2019 - 1:54 pm
More than 3,000 School District of Philadelphia students may be barred from their classrooms, starting Monday, if they fail to deliver proof that they have received all of their state-required shots. Read more here.
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At Ridley High School, five people have the mumps: one student, one student-teacher, and three staffers.
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Tim Jimenez
October 18, 2019 - 8:52 am
Ridley High School officials say five people at the school — one student, three staff members, and a student teacher — have come down with a case of the mumps, and they may have been exposed to the virus within the last few weeks.
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John McDevitt
October 16, 2019 - 7:45 pm
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are one step closer to protecting humans against genital herpes.
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Hepatitis A vaccine
Nikki Boliaux
KYW Staff
September 19, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Health officials in Philadelphia are warning of potential hepatitis A exposure from a food worker in Kensington. The health department confirms an employee at Yumcious Donuts on the 3000 block of Kensington Avenue has the virus.
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Chlamydia vaccine
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August 13, 2019 - 9:15 am
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- Scientists have taken a step towards a vaccine for chlamydia following a successful early trial. A vaccine developed by a British and Danish team was shown to be safe and effective during a randomized controlled trial involving 35 women, according to a study published in...
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In this photo illustration a one dose bottle of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine
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David Madden
July 26, 2019 - 1:28 pm
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There's another case of measles reported in New Jersey, the 17th this year. And it comes from an area where cases have been reported before. Officials reported a dozen cases in and near Ocean County earlier this year and thought they were nipped in the bud back in...
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July 25, 2019 - 2:36 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We always talk about the importance of getting flu shots, and there is good reason for it. A CDC study looking at a six-year period has found that...
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MMR vaccines
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May 06, 2019 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years. Officials on Monday said 764 cases have been reported as of last Thursday. It's the most in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 were reported. New...
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he made sure all his nine children were exposed to chickenpox and caught the disease instead of giving them a vaccine.
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March 20, 2019 - 8:57 pm
By Nicole Chavez and Janet DiGiacomo, CNN (CNN) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he made sure all his nine children were exposed to chickenpox and caught the disease instead of giving them a vaccine. "They had it as children. They were miserable for a few days, and they all turned out fine," Bevin...
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Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Lynne Adkins
March 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Reported cases of mumps have been climbing in numbers at local schools and universities recently, and parents may be nervous. But if your child received all of his or her immunizations, there's no need to panic. In fact, it's not really a surprise to see an outbreak...
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