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Innovative Ebola treatment has ASU roots

Innovative Ebola treatment has ASU roots

ASU's Charles Arntzen pioneered the plant biotechnology that led to an Ebola treatment.

August 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Find free back-to-school vaccine clinics

Find free back-to-school vaccine clinics

The Pima County Health Department is offering extended hours at some clinics. 

July 27, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Dog owners: FREE distemper vaccinations through July

Dog owners: FREE distemper vaccinations through July

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona hosted another community vaccination clinic last weekend — with free distemper vaccinations in an effort to protect the community’s dogs from the deadly distemper virus.

June 24, 2014 1:09 pmLoading…

Whooping cough cases in Pima County at 8-year high

Whooping cough cases are at an eight-year high in Pima County, and the Vail area southeast of Tucson continues to suffer the deepest consequences of the ongoing problem.

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Whooping cough rising in the U.S.

Whooping cough rising in the U.S.

Chart showing number of cases of whooping cough in the U.S., 1922-2012, and includes when inmunizations were developed; cases of whooping cough in United States highest since 1959. The Philadelphia Inquirer 2012

December 05, 2013 9:02 am

Routine vaccines for uninsured adults and kids

The Pima County Health Department is offering routine vaccines, including flu shots, for adults age 19 through 64 who are uninsured, or whose insurance doesn't cover vaccination.

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Getting up close and personal with bats is fascinating and not necessaily a good idea

Getting up close and personal with bats is fascinating and not necessaily a good idea

Bats carry rabies. Rabies is fatal. Otherwise, they are wonderful creatures.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

A billboard along Interstate 10 is disingenuous and misleading parents about childhood vaccinations, some local public health officials say.

March 23, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

The billboard, along Interstate 10 West between Grant Road and Miracle Mile, looks "benign," said Dr. Francisco Garcia, the chief medical officer for the Pima County Health Department. "The issue they leave out when you go to their website is the benefits of vaccines," he added.

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Blog: State contemplates action on vaccine exemptions

State health director Will Humble is asking his staff to study new data on declining vaccination rates and to provide him with "intervention recommendations." "More AZ parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids- and using “personal exemptions” when they enroll their kids in school," H…

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Whooping cough still on the rise in Arizona

Cases of whooping cough - an infection that can kill otherwise healthy infants - continued to climb in Arizona this year.

December 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Pima's 1st flu case of season reported

A case of flu on Thanksgiving Day that involved a young patient could be Pima County's first influenza case in what looks to be a busy season.

December 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona RSV cases up 40% this year over last

Arizona RSV cases up 40% this year over last

Cases of a respiratory infection that can be fatal in infants are up 40 percent statewide over this time last year.

December 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Factors that make for 'herd immunity'

If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.

May 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona infant dies of whooping cough

PHOENIX — The death of a Maricopa County infant from whooping cough is prompting health officials to urge residents to make sure they’re vaccinated.

April 26, 2012 8:55 amLoading…

Opening a dialogue about childhood vaccinations

Vaccine-preventable disease rates in the U.S. are at relatively low levels.

April 26, 2012 5:45 amLoading…
UA honors innovators for ideas to save lives

UA honors innovators for ideas to save lives

A veteran pathologist and a young microbiologist were named "Innovators of the Year" at a ceremony Tuesday at the University of Arizona.

March 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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UA honors innovators for ideas to save lives

UA honors innovators for ideas to save lives

Ronald Weinstein

March 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
UA honors innovators for ideas to save lives

UA honors innovators for ideas to save lives

Alexandra Armstrong

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Too many Arizona kids skip vaccinations, doc tells lawmakers

PHOENIX — Arizona parents who choose not to vaccinate their children are putting the whole community at risk, a state house committee here heard this morning.

February 29, 2012 2:19 pmLoading…

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