GPs urged to step up MMR vaccination as measles outbreaks spread

Public Health England (PHE) has urged patients to ensure they have received the MMR vaccine from their GP, after declaring an outbreak of the disease is underway across England.
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Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but recent outbreaks, driven by misinformation about the MMR vaccine, have occurred due to undervaccination in vulnerable communities.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.
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A set of  measles outbreaks in Washington state, New York City, and elsewhere, is making national headlines and frightening parents around the United States. Counter-intuitively, measles making the news is a sign of progress. Not long ago, measles was so common that it was simply not newsworthy. Suffer ing from the extremely infectious disease, which causes spotty rashes and a hacking cough, was widespread and often deadly.It was once the case that even royalty fell victim to diseases now easily preventable with routine shots given during childhood.  Measles killed the un-vaccin...
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A measles outbreak in New York has taken place in Orthodox Jewish communities, where a pamphlet questioning vaccines has been circulating
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Dr Art Caplan discusses the measles outbreak and how to address new antivaccination arguments.Medscape Business of Medicine
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Chad's worst measles outbreak in years will soon spread to all parts of the country as vaccination rates are too low to stop an epidemic that has already hit thousands, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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(University of Texas at Austin) Twenty-five counties across the country have been identified to be most at risk for a measles outbreak due to low-vaccination rates compounded by a high volume of international travel, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Johns Hopkins University.
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A new study ranks the risks in U.S. counties by the numbers of unvaccinated children and proximity to international airports. But no one predicted the outbreak in Brooklyn.
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(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 cases of measles this year, and Inslee signed the bill at Vancouver City Hall, in the county where most of those cases were centered. The new law takes effect at the end of July. Inslee said that while the bill was an important step in public health, he warned it doesn’t do “everything ne...
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[MSF] New York -MSF steps up its measles vaccination and medical response as year-long outbreak increases in intensity
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