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Texas Sees Bump in Mumps

Public health officials say that Texas has hit its highest number of mumps cases in more than 20 years with multiple outbreaks across the state including cases possibly linked to South Padre Island and spring break travel.

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Mumps Infections Growing in North Texas

Neighboring Texas communities are in the throes of a brewing mumps outbreak where the virus tally jumped from a reported 10 cases to 28 in less than a week. The majority of the diagnosed are school-age children.

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Texas Doc: Anti-Vaxxers Risk ‘Measles Time Bombs’ in 2018

Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of Texas Children’s Hospital and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, foresees a dangerous measles epidemic erupting the Lone Star State by 2018 driven by plummeting vaccination rates while propelled by an anti-vaccination movement.

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School Flu Shot Campaign Pricks Texas Anti-Vaxxers

The wording of a back-to-school flu shot consent form sent home with students got under the skin of some central Texas parents, escalating to the point where an anti-vaccination group teamed up with a lawyer to issue a cease and desist letter.

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Study: MMR Vaccine Doesn’t Cause Autism

A new study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has added fuel to the argument that the MMR vaccine is not causing autism.

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Ben Allen 1, RFK, Jr. 0 as Vaccine Bill Advances

California legislators voted a bill through a State Senate committee 6-2 on Wednesday that would eliminate parental ability to opt their school-aged children out of required vaccinations, despite a strong showing from parents opposed and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who condemned the bill as “anti-woman and anti-mother” at a rally in Sacramento.