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"Nadie estaba preparado para poder ofrecer información correcta a nuestra comunidad sobre este virus de una manera eficaz y verdadera en nuestros idiomas: mixteco, zapoteco, purépecha, entre otros", explica en primera persona un líder comunitario.
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Two surveys of Los Angeles residents carry lessons for vaccine outreach efforts.
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“I’ve never had the type of relationship with readers that I’m having right now," said veteran reporter Lisa Krieger in her recent webinar on vaccines.
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It's been a very eventful few weeks when it comes to the conversation on vaccines. California enacted one of the nation's toughest vaccination laws, and a new national survey out this week suggests the past year's measles and pertussis outbreaks have changed many parents' attitudes towards vaccines.

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A leading researcher on the ways in which doctors talk to parents about vaccines has a new suggestion for how we might boost immunization rates. Drawing on the theory of nudges, Dr. Douglas Opel suggests parents should have to "opt-out" of vaccinating their kids rather than "opt-in."

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Raj Kumari lost vision in her right eye due to measles. She was never vaccinated for the disease.

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A Bakersfield congressman says he has helped to launch an upcoming CDC awareness campaign on valley fever and seeks to spur work on a vaccine.

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The quest for a valley fever vaccine is losing ground as its leading scientists near retirement and funding remains scarce.

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The soaring nationwide figures for valley fever don’t tell the whole story. Problems with screening for the disease and tracking it over time mean that thousands of cases go undetected and untreated every year, leading experts to believe the second epidemic is likely worse than documented.

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Boutique winery owner, Todd Schaefer, was diagnosed with pneumonia twice before doctors were able to see that he was infected with Valley Fever. As his condition worsens, the disease puts a strain on his health, and his business.

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