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Protect Yourself, Your Family Against Measles

September 5, 2017

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health urges parents and other caregivers to make sure all children are vaccinated against measles.

While measles was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000 thanks to widespread vaccination, outbreaks have occurred in recent years in pockets of unvaccinated people in communities across the country.

U.S. Outbreaks Remind of Importance of Vaccination.

U.S. Outbreaks Remind of Importance of Vaccination.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Rabies Vaccinations crucial in preventing Deaths

April 2, 2016

Health, Agriculture & TWRA Leaders Ask Tennesseans to Help Fight Deadly Disease

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In the first three months of this year, the Tennessee Department of Health State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed rabies in three wild animals and five pet dogs and cats.

The deadly disease is causing concern for officials with the departments of Health and Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, who believe some may have forgotten or are not aware of the impact of rabies.

Rabies

Rabies

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Rabies Confirmed in Two Dogs in Middle Tennessee

March 14, 2016

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has recently confirmed a diagnosis of rabies in two dogs in Middle Tennessee.

One puppy died in Wilson County in February and was submitted for rabies testing. A second dog was submitted for testing in February from DeKalb County. Both dogs had a strain of rabies found in skunks, meaning they were likely infected by being bitten by skunks.

Rabies vaccination is the best protection against rabies in household pets.

Rabies vaccination is the best protection against rabies in household pets.

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Measles outbreak in California underscores importance of Immunization

February 6, 2015

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Measles, a disease considered eradicated in the United States, is making headlines due to a growing outbreak linked to a California amusement park. Most of the people infected with measles in this outbreak were not vaccinated against the disease.

While Tennessee does not yet have any reported measles cases in 2015 and no cases linked to this outbreak at this time, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding everyone of the importance of routine vaccination against measles and other illnesses.

A child receiving an immunization

A child receiving an immunization

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Tennessee Department of Health says Measles Protection important for all who travel outside the United States

May 6, 2014

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding those who travel abroad of the need for vaccination against measles.

Although measles was officially eradicated from the United States in 2000, it is still present in other regions of the world including Western Europe and cases continue to occur among Americans returning from foreign travel and among foreign visitors to the United States.

Vaccination against measles is extremely effective. [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Health says Misconceptions, Misinformation about Flu Vaccine put People at Risk

January 14, 2014

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health officials say too many people get sick or die from influenza every year due to avoiding vaccination because of myths and misbeliefs.

The two most common rumors are that getting immunized will give you the flu and that influenza vaccines aren’t effective. [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Health says Free Five-Minute Online Assessment for Hepatitis could Save Your Life

June 3, 2013

Baby Boomers at Greatest Risk for Silent Killer Hepatitis C

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Do you have hepatitis C, a potentially deadly viral disease? Do you know if you are more likely to have it than someone else?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now has a free, five-minute online assessment that can tell you if you are at risk.

There are different types of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines and Hepatitis C can often be cured if diagnosed and treated early. It’s important for individuals, particularly baby boomers, to know if they have any form of hepatitis. [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Health says Measles Protection is Important for Everyone

June 2, 2012

Vaccination has Eradicated Measles in United States

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of the need for vaccination against measles. Although measles was officially eliminated from the United States in 2000 as the result of high vaccination rates, it is still present in other regions of the world.

A small number of cases continue to occur among Americans who have traveled abroad or come into contact with someone returning from foreign travel. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 15-year high in the number of measles cases in the U.S. [Read more]

Flu activity increasing around the country

January 9, 2011

Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, D.C. – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is increasing in the United States. For the week ending December 25th, 2010, five states (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New York and Virginia) reported widespread geographic influenza activity and 13 states (Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas) reported regional geographic influenza activity. [Read more]

Tennessee Excels in Childhood Immunizations

December 9, 2010

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee continues to make great strides in the rate of immunization for young children. The Department of Health is dedicated to increasing immunization rates as part of its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all Tennesseans, and reminds parents of the need for this important preventive health measure.

“Recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses such as pertussis, or whooping cough, remind us of the urgent need for vaccination,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Vaccines save lives, and we are committed to ensuring the health of Tennessee’s youngest citizens.” [Read more]

 
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