CDC http://www.kplu.org en New clue about whooping cough epidemic from CDC investigators http://www.kplu.org/post/new-clue-about-whooping-cough-epidemic-cdc-investigators <p>Federal health investigators say a new clue has emerged about the whooping cough epidemic in Washington.</p><p>The epidemic shows no signs of waning &ndash; and the U.S. is on track to have more whooping cough cases than any time in 53 years. Washington and Wisconsin have the biggest outbreaks this year, with 3,000 reported cases each.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:52:56 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5663 at http://www.kplu.org New clue about whooping cough epidemic from CDC investigators Injecting personal values into vaccine policy http://www.kplu.org/post/injecting-personal-values-vaccine-policy <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976911.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976911.mp3</a></p><p>Parents who are hesitant about giving their children all the required immunizations have an unusual chance to share their views Tuesday. The national committee that decides when kids should get vaccines is taking testimony in Shoreline, north of Seattle -- inviting the public into a discussion of values. It&rsquo;s just the second time they&rsquo;ve asked for input.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:40:06 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2052 at http://www.kplu.org Injecting personal values into vaccine policy Top 10 global health achievements in the past decade http://www.kplu.org/post/top-10-global-health-achievements-past-decade <p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled a list of the top 10 achievements in global health over the past 10 years.</p><p>The report notes, however, that &ldquo;major disparities persist&rdquo; and much remains to be done even in these areas that have shown most improvement.</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/06/cdcs-list-of-top-10-global-health-achievements-in-past-decade/">Read more</a></strong>.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 18:30:11 +0000 Tom Paulson 1951 at http://www.kplu.org Top 10 global health achievements in the past decade Seasonal West Nile Virus warnings http://www.kplu.org/post/seasonal-west-nile-virus-warnings <p>West Nile Virus may be returning to Washington State. The recent wet spring has created an attractive habitat for mosquitoes, some of which carry West Nile.</p><p> Mon, 23 May 2011 13:37:14 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1643 at http://www.kplu.org Seasonal West Nile Virus warnings