Return of an old foe

In 2000, a panel of experts was brought together by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They came to discuss whether measles was still endemic in the United States, that is whether it still existed in the general background of US infectious diseases. They concluded that measles had been eradicated in the US, … Continue reading Return of an old foe

A pox on your house? How fighting one disease brought back another

A repost for your entertainment.  Originally published November 5, 2009.  --PalMD   Some were surprised to read that after a pro basketball player swatted a bat out of the air, he had to have rabies vaccinations. This is not a surprise to many medical folks who have had to give rabies prophylaxis after bat exposures. … Continue reading A pox on your house? How fighting one disease brought back another