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Pittsburgh Area Experiencing High Number Of Whooping Cough Cases

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.

06/19/2014

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Rep. Murphy Pressuring FDA To Approve Meningitis B Vaccine

A state lawmaker is pushing for FDA approval of a meningitis vaccine, after a local college student died of Meningitis B.

04/07/2014

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Officials Issue Warning After Person With Measles Rides Port Authority Bus

Officials are asking people to come forward, after it was discovered that a person rode a Port Authority bus while infected with measles.

02/21/2014

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Adult Vaccines Could Help Prevent Many Common Viruses

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/06/2014

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Health Department Issues Warning About Rabid Bats

The Allegheny County Health Department has issued a warning regarding rabid bats.

08/21/2013

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Irwin Students Go To Prom Despite Not Having Chickenpox Vaccine

Nine students in a western Pennsylvania school district who were told they couldn’t attend their prom because they hadn’t been vaccinated for chickenpox were able to attend after all.

05/11/2013

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School District Reverses Decision On Attending Prom Without Chickenpox Vaccine

The Norwin School District has reversed its decision and now says they will let 9 students attend the high school prom.

05/10/2013

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57 Years After Salk Vaccine, World Is On Verge Of Eradicating Polio

In Pittsburgh, we take special pride in the fact that the vaccine for polio was developed right here by Dr. Jonas Salk, and first used April 12, 1955.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/12/2013

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Q and A Tuesdays: Flu Talk With Dr. Itskowitz

The current flu epidemic raises many questions and concerns, especially with the recent rise of the “super bug.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/29/2013

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Pitt Researchers Exploring Possibility Of Colon Cancer Vaccine

Could a vaccine someday prevent cancer? Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are exploring this possibility for colon cancer.

01/08/2013

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Whooping Cough Vaccine Wears Off

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is raising concerns about that final dose of whooping cough vaccine and just how long it protects children.

09/12/2012

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Officials Tout Benefits Of Flu Shots

Donna Machen of Fox Chapel is leaving for Cuba soon on a mission trip. Among her vaccinations was the flu shot because she had the virus once before.

09/11/2012

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Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Gives Patients Hope

Hope. That’s what local doctors are giving to some women diagnosed with a deadly cancer. Moments with her family are what 49-year-old Liz Thomasson cherishes most. Especially since just a couple of years ago she was fighting for her life.

07/28/2011

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Gov’t Recommends Booster Shot For 16-Year-Olds

Bacterial meningitis can be a devastating illness. Complications can include hearing loss, blindness, brain damage, organ failure and even death. There are vaccines to prevent this disease, but apparently, they wear off pretty quickly. The […]

KDKA-TV–10/29/2010

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