Health: Chikungunya Virus Cases Rise In Our Area; As Health Officials Are Testing A New Vaccine To Prevent The Illness
3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the latest and more on a promising vaccine.
If the World Cup in Brazil or some other attraction has tickled your fancy for international travel, here’s a reminder of a precaution to take.
Physicians at Abington Memorial Hospital are advocating pregnant women between 27 and 33 weeks gestation receive a whooping cough vaccine.
Researchers in Philadelphia are developing a potential vaccine for the deadly MERS virus, and the technology could eventually lead to a better flu vaccine.
Despite CDC guidelines, vaccination numbers are falling short of national goals. Now, they are turning to doctors for help.
Princeton University officials say more than 90 percent of the eligible students and staff received a meningitis vaccine this week as part of the university’s effort to halt an outbreak.
In an email to the campus community, Vice President for Campus Life Cynthia Cherrey says that the student developed symptoms Wednesday night.
The CDC generally reports about 30,000 Lyme cases a year but after a recent conference on the disease, which is spread through the bite of a tick, it concluded that Lyme cases are drastically under-reported and the actual number is probably 300,000 cases.
With the flu season quickly approaching, experts are urging everyone to get vaccinated now.
Shingles can emerge as blisters, can cause nerve damage and even affect the eye. The virus can last for up to a year.
A bat removed from a home in Berlin Township on Sept. 14 has tested positive for rabies.
The results revealed that since the HPV vaccine was introduced, cases of the disease decreased by 56 percent among females between the ages of 14 and 19.
The Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has looked at the safety of childhood vaccines and a panel of experts reviewed their findings.
This year is the worst year for pertussis, or whooping cough, in over 60 years and researchers say there is a new strain of the bacteria popping up in the United States that may be resistant to the current vaccine that’s been around for almost two decades.
The flu emergency continues to grow across the country and in our area. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has an update.