Measles: The Importance of Vaccinations

Service: Topics: Organization:
Greater Newport Physicians
Featured speaker:

Peri S. Gunay, MD

Specialties:
  • Pediatrics

“After my east coast education, I completed my pediatric training at Northwestern University in 1989. As a Hospital Pediatrician at CHOC for 6 years I became familiar with many serious pediatric conditions, but I have felt more reward from my private pediatric practice in affiliation with CHOC and Miller Children’s Hospital. I have interests in behavior, development, ADHD, and craniofacial conditions. I am involved in leadership with GNP and the American Academy of Pediatrics.”

Podcast Summary

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that is extremely harmful to children. About one in 10 children with measles will also get an ear infection and up to one in 20 will get pneumonia. For every 1,000 children with measles, one or two will die. The good news is that it is a very preventable disease, which is why it is so important for children to be properly immunized.