Lock them up — RadaJonesMD

Last night, the heated debate on vaccination reached a boiling point. On March 26, 2019, in Rockland County, NY, unvaccinated children were barred from public places. Not only schools. Restaurants, supermarkets, worship places. They’re practically on house arrest. What about doctor’s offices and the ER? I don’t know. This is unprecedented. Rockland County is a 300K…

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Plague in Domestic Cats — Idaho, 2016 – MMWR

Cat-associated human plague cases, including fatalities, have been reported in the western United States since 1977 (3). Compared with dogs, cats are highly susceptible to plague illness and can transmit disease to humans directly through exposure to respiratory droplets and infectious body fluids associated with bites or scratches (1).

Source: Notes from the Field: Plague in Domestic Cats — Idaho, 2016 | MMWR

For all my cat loving readers.

A quarter of millennials avoid the influenza vaccine due to cost – American Pharmacists Association

New research from CityMD Urgent Care indicates that more than one-half of millennials say they do not plan to get vaccinated against influenza this year.

Source: A quarter of millennials avoid the influenza vaccine due to cost | American Pharmacists Association

I guess these people haven’t seen the following public service announcement.

Chagas Heart Disease an Emerging Concern in the United States – Circulation

Diagnosing Chagas disease in patients with cardiomyopathy, however, can allow cardiologists to implement the aggressive treatment regimens recommended for this subset of patients, who have 4-fold higher morbidity and mortality than do typical patients with cardiomyopathies, Meymandi noted.

Source: Chagas Heart Disease an Emerging Concern in the United States | Circulation