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Measles, other infectious diseases likely to return without vaccine adherence

Measles, other infectious diseases likely to return without vaccine adherence
November 30, 2015

NEW YORK — Without continued vaccination efforts, infectious diseases such as measles, are likely to return to the United States and become serious public health concerns, according to a presentation at the 2015 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

While prevention is vital to the eradication of vaccine-preventable diseases, recognition and management skills are equally as important for pediatricians when they are presented with a rare case, according to Margaret C. Fisher, MD, medical director of the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in New Jersey.

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