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U.S. Measles Cases, Outbreaks Quadruple in 2011

CDC: Measles cases are spiking sharply, largely due to unvaccinated children. 2011 saw 222 cases and 17 outbreaks -- about 4 times the median annual 60 cases and four outbreaks over the last decade.

Hib Outbreak Kills Unvaccinated Child

A Hib meningitis outbreak has killed one Minnesota infant and sickened four others. The CDC urges parents to be sure small kids have had their basic Hib shots.

Chickenpox (Varicella)-Topic Overview

What is chickenpox?Chickenpox (varicella) is a highly contagious and common viral infection that causes a rash. Chickenpox infections occur year - round, most often during winter and spring.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of the whooping cough vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of the whooping cough vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

New Children's Vaccines Added

A CDC panel has approved a new two-dose rotavirus vaccine for infants, a five-disease vaccine for infants, and a four-disease booster vaccine for children.