Tuesday, officials say a parent reported that their child – a student at Ben Franklin Elementary School – had a scarlet fever.
The measles – highly contagious, and according to most medical experts, highly preventable.
With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
Allegheny County is experiencing a high number of whooping cough cases with 51 confirmed and probable cases reported so far this year compared to about 47 cases reported in all of 2013.
As we get older we take less care on preventative vaccines, but the CDC is hoping to inform more adults about vaccines can prevent shingles, pneumonia, and cancer.
Flu and cold season will be here before you know it, and now is the time to prepare with the flu vaccine.
Fall is just around the corner and so is flu season. The Allegheny County Health Department is suggesting people get their vaccination now to avoid getting sick later.