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  • Measles and the Immune System: The Surprising Truth

    But what’s the truth about the immune system and the measles? How does measles cause infection? What does it do to the immune system during infection?  How does the vaccine help?…

  • Titer Andromedon

    “Why does my kid need a second dose of this vaccine? Can’t we just check his titers? What are titers anyway?” When we talk about titers, we are almost always talking…

  • Measles Update

    On Thursday, I spent a big part of my morning doing something I had hoped I would never have to do in my career. I put in place a set of…

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    Mumps: Why Bother Caring?

    Oh man, mumps! Washington State is in the midst of a mumps outbreak. We weren’t the first (Arkansas has about 2500 cases), but we’re giving it our best effort! So far…