User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


58° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Official Urges Vaccinations For Kids

August 7, 2012, 5:28 AM

SD Official Urges Vaccinations For Kids
PIERRE, SD -

A South Dakota health official says parents of pre-teens and college freshmen should make sure their kids are vaccinated for a couple of diseases before heading back to school.

State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says college freshmen living in dorms and unvaccinated students entering high school are at high risk for meningococcal disease. The bacterial infection is an inflammation of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord. Up to 14 percent of people with the disease die and up to 19 percent of survivors may suffer permanent disabilities.

Kightlinger says students 11 to 12 years old should get a booster vaccination for whooping cough because that's when immunity from earlier vaccinations begins to wane. Whooping cough causes uncontrollable coughing, rib fractures, pneumonia, loss of consciousness and even death.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

New Trial To Treat Alzheimer's Seen As 'Game Changing'

3/25/2015 7:53 AM

Helene DeCoste of Boston is a patient in a ground breaking clinical trial, testing whether a drug called Solanezumab can slow down or even prevent Alz...

Full Story
Butt Seriously: Get A Colonoscopy

3/25/2015 5:48 PM

A few months ago Chuck Corkins never thought he'd be talking publicly about the topic. In fact, the 68-year-old hadn't had regular screenings.

Full Story | Watch
2nd Minnesota Turkey Farm Hit By Bird Flu Outbreak

3/27/2015 2:17 PM

It's the second finding of the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza strain in Minnesota.

Full Story
More Than Just Fashion

3/26/2015 5:45 PM

Once a year, she uses that passion to raise awareness about something that's closer to her heart than clothes.

Full Story | Watch
Gyms Are Trying To Find Their Niche

3/31/2015 6:10 PM

Among the 50 facilities in Sioux Falls, today's gyms offer more than just weights and exercise machines.

Full Story | Watch


Events