measles on TV

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This photo was taken Monday afternoon (8/22) while I was waiting to be interviewed on the set of WDBJ channel 7.

We were discussing the recent potential exposure of passenger on an Amtrak train to a person who may have had measles. The anchor talked with me about the issues involved, but I didn't have much time to really explain stuff. I hope I made it clear that there was NO association between measles vaccines and autism, but I know some folks get really incensed about that issue--even though there is NO connection that has ever been demonstrated.

 

About Dr. Ackerman

Alice Ackerman, MD, MBA, FAAP, FCCM is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Carilion Clinic and Professor and Founding Chair of Pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman is recognized nationally as an expert in pediatric critical care.

She has been at Carilion Clinic since June of 2007. Her primary goals are to enhance the health care of children in the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia, and is actively working to do this both as physician in chief of the children's hospital, as well as through involvement with many state-wide initiatives.

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