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Measles : How Local Health Departments Are Responding to this Latest Public Health Outbreak

Measles Local Health Departments

by Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, and Jeffrey Duchin, MD This post is published with permission from Big Cities Health Coalition. Visit Big Cities Health Coalition and the Front Lines Blog for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported more than 1,200 confirmed cases of measles in 2019, the most

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Anti-Vaxxers: A Threat to Our Future

Anti-vaxxers Mirren Galway

by Mirren Galway The following post is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Three commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct this year. Here, student Mirren Galway

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Measles in New York:  The Outbreak, the Response, and the Potential Unintended Consequences

by Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, and Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH This month’s “Boots on the Ground” column is a bit different from the first two columns. First, because its primary author, Dr. Jana Shaw, is a pediatric infectious disease physician; second, because it addresses a current public health crisis, the measles outbreaks in New York; and finally, because of the

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