' Susceptibility Pockets' Driving Uptick in US Measles Cases'Susceptibility Pockets' Driving Uptick in US Measles Cases

Pockets of unvaccinated individuals appear to be driving an uptick in the incidence of measles in the United States, not waning vaccine efficacy, an analysis has found.Medscape Medical News
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A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Rockland County.
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In the midst of one of the largest worldwide measles outbreaks since the initiation of the measles vaccine, those with large social media platforms are spreading inaccurate medical information regarding the safety and efficacy of immunization.
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Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, said on Twitter that childhood disease, such as measles, “keep you healthy &fight cancer.”
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Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, said on Twitter that childhood disease, such as measles, “keep you healthy &fight cancer.”
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At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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For 15 years, Kristina Kruzan refused to vaccinate her three children. When the Seattle-area doula’s eldest son was 3, she says, she started to search the internet for more information about vaccines. She realized that there was a lot she didn’t know about vaccines — but when she went to pediatricians for answers, she says, they seemed annoyed that she was even asking questions. “You want me to poke a needle in my baby’s skin, put chemicals in them and you can’t even tell me what it’s made of?” she says. Without more information, she says, she didn’t feel like she could...
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At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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As measles outbreaks take hold, some teenagers in the US are beginning to look for ways to get vaccinated - against their parents'wishes
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(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study on the measles epidemic in China has far-reaching implications for eliminating the infection globally. Using a new model-inference system developed at the Columbia Mailman School, the researchers were able to estimate population susceptibility and demographical characteristics in three key locations in China, in a period that spans the pre-vaccine and modern mass-vaccination eras.
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