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The flu shot works by stimulating your immune system to produce antibodies against the common flu viruses.

The flu vaccine is not 100% effective but you should still get it every year

The flu vaccine is usually 40% to 60% effective, but some years it can be as low as 20% effective. It's still your best defense against the flu.

An anti-vaxxer said she gave trick-or-treaters chicken-pox-infected lollipops, claiming they help with ‘life-long immunity’

Getting the chicken pox once can increase immunity, but doesn't guarantee that a person will never get the infection again.
A non-auris form of Candida from a liver sample is shown under a microscope.

A man needed his right eye removed after a deadly drug-resistant fungal infection blinded it

Candida auris can evolve so quickly, it can resist normal fungal treatments that are designed to kill it.
A culture dish with colonies of legionella.

A woman is the first to die from an Atlanta outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an extreme form of pneumonia that can spread through shower heads...

People who are older than 50 and those who have weakened immune systems from cancer, diabetes, or other conditions are at risk for the disease.
A non-auris form of Candida from a liver sample is shown under a microscope.

A deadly fungal infection called candida auris is spreading across the globe, and no one knows how to stop it

Candida auris mostly affects people who are in the hospital or have severe illnesses. Drugs can't stop it from killing them.

A deadly drug-resistant fungal infection is spreading fast, and doctors are sounding the alarm that ‘urgent’ action is needed

Candida auris, an invisible fungus, can live on surfaces for weeks. It affects people with weakened immune systems, often when they're at hospitals.
The entire population of Costa Rica was inoculated against smallpox, measles, and polio in a campaign carried out by government and US medical volunteers.

Tell-tale signs you or someone you know might have the measles

The measles vaccine was licensed in the US in 1963, but the virus is making a comeback. Early symptoms are like the flu, then a bumpy rash breaks out.
A sign warns people of measles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg on April 10, 2019 in New York City. As a measles epidemic continues to spread, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a state of emergency and mandated residents of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg at the center of the outbreak to get vaccinated for the viral disease. Those who choose not to will risk a $1,000 fine.

With nearly 700 measles cases this year, the CDC is bracing for the disease to grab a ‘foothold’ on the US again — for the first tim...

The CDC says this year's measles case count in the US is the highest it's been since the disease was declared eradicated in 2000. And it's only April.
An El Al aircraft.

An Israeli flight attendant has reportedly been in a coma for 10 days after contracting measles

A flight attendant for the Israeli airline El Al has been in a coma for 10 days after contracting measles, CNN reported.
A nurse administers a mumps, measles, and rubella vaccination shot.

Even if you got the measles vaccine, you may not be protected against the disease — here’s how to tell

As measles continues to spread across the US, health professionals are urging people to make sure they are protected against the disease.