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Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak
April 28, 2016

Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult — with that number expected to rise.

Timothy F. Jones, MD, state epidemiologist for the Tennessee Department of Health, told Infectious Diseases in Children that after two cases of measles were confirmed last week, an investigation of close contacts revealed four additional cases. All of the infants were too young to receive the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine; the adult refused vaccination, he said. All six cases are in Shelby County.

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Comparison of Transcorneal and Pars Plana Routes in Pediatric Cataract Surgery in Infants Using a 25-Gauge Vitrectomy System

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2016, Volume 53 Issue 2
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