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Posted on Apr 27, 2016

If you’ve ever heard it, you will never forget it: the sound of a child with a croup cough, which has a very distinctive sound. Unfortunately, you’ll typically hear it in the middle of the night, so you are going to need to know what to…



Posted on Feb 6, 2015

By now you have probably heard about the measles outbreak that started with an infected person at Disneyland.  This is a huge crisis as measles is very dangerous, is extremely contagious and the outbreak has been a public health nightmare.  The reason for the outbreak…



Posted on Mar 7, 2014

A person recently diagnosed with measles may have exposed others at Branch Health Clinic Miramar on Feb. 14 and 18 and at Naval Medical Center San Diego on Feb. 17, the County of San …Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) announced yesterday. The ill…



Posted on May 23, 2012

My usual routine at the end of a well-child visit is to discuss vaccines.  Today was a little different though, not because I had to discuss the MMR and varicella vaccines, but because of the conversation I had about measles and the valuable reminder as…




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