The resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases and spread of drug-resistant germs were the topics of this Oklahoma Watch-Out public forum. The discussion covered the controversies surrounding vaccinations, what hospitals do to detect and prevent infectious diseases, and what Oklahomans can do to prevent illness. Panelists included Laurence Burnsed, state epidemiologist for the Oklahoma State Department of Health; Dr. Bryan P. White, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist at OU Medicine, and Dr. Thomas Kuhls, a pediatrician and president of Vaccinate Oklahoma, a nonprofit promoting vaccinations.
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