Monthly Health Tip: Measles Outbreak
Janesri De Silva, MD, Clinical Chair, Department of Pediatrics, at Northridge Hospital was on Fox 11 news discussing the measles outbreak at Disneyland and the importance of getting vaccinated. Doctors say refusing vaccinations is a growing, controversial trend and one that could be dangerous. Dr. Janeiro De Silva points to what's happening with this measles outbreak. “Vaccinations are really important for children so they don't get diseases that can be life threatening,” says Dr. De Silva. View the story.
Have more questions? Dr. De Sliva was also on 89.3 KPCC regarding the outbreak where you can check out Measles: Frequently Asked Questions. Additional resources include: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health. Check with your doctor on how this outbreak may affect you and your family.
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