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Yellow fever: Understanding vaccinations

Yellow fever (YF) is an acute, potentially fatal, viral haemorrhagic disease spread by day-biting mosquitoes. It is endemic in tropical areas of Africa and Latin America.

No MMR-ASD link in high-risk children

Nurses can reassure parents that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not seem to increase the risk of autism-spectrum disorders (ASD) even among high-risk children.

Immunisation and public health: why we are all in it together

With media coverage of the measles outbreak at Disneyland in California earlier this year and the outbreak in Wales in 2012-13 infecting over 1000 people, vaccination and herd immunity have become hot topics in the healthcare community and the public alike.

Vaccinations for winter escapes

Nurses play a key role in advising on the correct immunisations for travellers planning a winter break abroad, explains Sandra Grieve.

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