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By mail@greenville-pediatrics.com
March 27, 2015
Category: Seasonal Illness
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What's the Latest with the Flu?
Red Book Online Special Alerts—March 27, 2015
Flu activity remains elevated, albeit overall decreasing in the United States. Influenza viruses are still causing disease, and have been known to still circulate into May and June. To date, 107 pediatric deaths have been reported this season.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, director for the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, has refuted claims linking the current measles outbreak to the presence of undocumented immigrants in the country. CDC data show seven measles cases originating from outside the Americas have been reported since January. The Huffington Post (2/24)

By Dr. Washburn
February 23, 2015
Category: Seasonal Illness
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Influenza cases in the U.S. declined for the third consecutive week, according to the CDC. However, six more children died of the illness, bringing the pediatric death toll to 86, while the pneumonia- and influenza-related death rate "was above the epidemic threshold," officials noted. NBC News (2/20)

By Dr. Washburn
February 15, 2015
Category: Seasonal Illness
Tags: allergies  

As the days become longer we move towards spring. Hardwood tree pollen is starting to be detected. If you suffer from spring pollen allergies, startng allergy medicines before the end of February is advised. Feel free to schedule an appointment for an exam and discussiion concerniong airborne allergens. 

By Dr. Washburn
February 15, 2015
Category: Seasonal Illness
Tags: measles  

CDC officials reported Monday that the nation's measles toll has reached 121 cases in 17 states and Washington, D.C. Eighty-five percent of cases were associated with the Disneyland outbreak, and most of the people affected were not immunized. HealthDay News



 

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