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Mary P. Glode, MD
So far this year, more than 20 people in the United States have been reported to have measles. Most of these people were not vaccinated or did not know their vaccination status. Measles is brought into the United States by unvaccinated U.S. residents and foreign travelers who get infected when they are in other countries. They can infect others, which can lead to outbreaks.
Listen in as we discuss this disturbing trend in unvaccinated children and what parents can do to protect their own children.
Dr. Mary Glode is the Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Children's Hospital Colorado. She graduated from Washington University School of Medicine, completed residency training in Dallas, Texas, then spent 2 years at the National Institutes of Health working on development of bacterial vaccines, then completed a combined pediatric/adult Infectious Disease Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital/Beth Israel Hospital and then moved to Children's Hospital in Denver for a "real" job. She serves on the Committee on Infectious Disease of the AAP and has a special interest in vaccines. Her current research focuses on Kawasaki Disease. Dr. Glode is a clinical infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is an active teacher.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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