Posts Tagged Infectious diseases

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

In this Aug. 28, 2006 file photo, a doctor holds the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardiasil in his hand at his Chicago office. The rate of teen girls getting the vaccine is now up to about 38 percent of girls ages 13 to 17, from 33 percent, the government reported on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn’t much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.

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Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus.

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