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May 08, 2015
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A study published in the journal Science found that a measles infection has lasting effects on the immune system, with damage persisting an average of 28 months. During that time, patients are more susceptible to other diseases such as pneumonia because measles causes "immune amnesia," wherein the infection destroys cells in the immune system that remember how to fight off previous illnesses. The study provides more support for vaccinating children against measles, the authors say. Reuters(5/7)

Vol. 348 no. 6235 pp. 694-699 

April 23, 2015
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Listeria Contamination Prompts Recall of Blue Bell products:

On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell voluntarily expanded its recall to include all of its products currently on the market because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Confirmed Samples contaminated included Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17 and March 27, 2015.


This recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at all Blue Bell facilities. The products being recalled are distributed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,  South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming and international locations.

from GHS Children's Chatter news letter04/23/2015

March 27, 2015
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What's the Latest with the Flu?
Red Book Online Special Alerts—March 27, 2015
Flu activity remains elevated, albeit overall decreasing in the United States. Influenza viruses are still causing disease, and have been known to still circulate into May and June. To date, 107 pediatric deaths have been reported this season.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, director for the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, has refuted claims linking the current measles outbreak to the presence of undocumented immigrants in the country. CDC data show seven measles cases originating from outside the Americas have been reported since January. The Huffington Post (2/24)

By Dr. Washburn
February 26, 2015
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