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HHS Secretary Alex Azar urges people to vaccinate as measles cases surpass 1,000

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urged all Americans to vaccinate against measles Wednesday as the confirmed number of cases reached 1,001. The latest figure is the highest since 1992, when the number of confirmed cases reached 2,200. Thanks to wide acceptance of vaccines, measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Azar said Health and… Read More »

Measles accelerates to second-highest level in US in 25 years and over 100,000 global cases

With 555 total cases, 2019 now has the second-highest number of measles cases in the United States in 25 years — and the year isn’t even half over. “I’m obviously very concerned about the size and also acceleration of the current outbreak,” said Dr. Nancy Messonier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and… Read More »

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »