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Office Hours

(By Appointment)

Mon    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tue     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wed    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thu     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Frid     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sat and Sun  Closed

 

Quest Lab hours:     Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Measles

Many of you have heard that there has been a reported case of active Measles in Fairfax and Loundon County. This has been the first and so far only case reported in our area. However, over the past several years there has been reported outbreakes of several preventable disease in communities across the United States, including Measles, Mumps, Whooping cough, and meningitis.

The medical community has all been put on high alert to look for, screen for and report any suspicious cases. The Fairfax County Health Department, CDC, and local hopsitals have been fabulous in getting information out to the public and to the health care community. If you think you may have been exposed or have conerning symptoms, call our office for information or contact the Fairfax County Health department.

I would like to take this time to urge our patients and the general community to take advantage of the availabilty of vaccines for preventable diseases. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about vaccine safety.  As a result some individuals have decided not to vaccinate themselves or their children. Vaccination in the United States is safe and effective. To date no studies have shown any link to vaccines being the cause of Autism or weakening the immune system. If you would like to read more indepth information on vaccine safety, I recommend www.cdc.gov.

 

Next time you are in the office for an appointment, please request that your provider review your immunization history to determine if you would benefit from any vaccinations.

 

Kathleen M. Curtis MD