Romania measles epidemic: baby dies, death toll reaches 46

Romanian health authorities say a nine-month old baby has died of measles, the 46th fatality in an epidemic that has hit the East European country
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Publication date: Available online 11 March 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Kathleen R Page, Shannon Doocy, Feliciano Reyna Ganteaume, Julio S Castro, Paul Spiegel, Chris BeyrerSummaryThe economic crisis in Venezuela has eroded the country's health-care infrastructure and threatened the public health of its people. Shortages in medications, health supplies, interruptions of basic utilities at health-care facilities, and the emigration of health-care workers have led to a progressive decline in the operational capacity of health care. The effect of the crisis on public health has been difficult to quantify since the Venezu...
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Officials say fear of vaccines after Dengvaxia scandal is main reason for measles epidemic
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In the midst of measles and flu epidemics, we are also seeing pertussis (whooping cough) come back. Anti-vaccination proponents have been the source of many outbreaks to date.
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Authors: Komitova R, Kevorkyan A, Boykinova O, Krumova S, Atanasova M, Raycheva R, Stoilova Y, Kunchev A Abstract Measles is a disease with almost a hundred year history of existing registration in Bulgaria and has been subject to mass immunization since 1969. In 2017, after a three-year period with a low number of measles cases registered, an epidemic upsurge has been recorded affecting 3 of the total 28 regions in the country. The purpose of this study was to analyze the changes of measles morbidity in Bulgaria over the period of 1921-2017 and focus on the epidemiological characteristics of the last outbreak in t...
Source: Revue d Epidemiologie et de Sante Publique - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In low-incidence Japan, having an epidemiological link, international travel, and lack of MCV vaccination were correlates of laboratory-confirmed measles. The findings of this study could potentially improve the clinical diagnosis of measles, which can lead to more efficient testing and earlier laboratory confirmation. PMID: 30803842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths
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Authors: Czajka H, Czajka S, DylÄ…g KA, Borek E, Kuchar E Abstract A worrying increase in the number of measles cases has been noted recently in Poland, which may have to do with a decreasing proportion of children vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) in the second year of life (
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
ConclusionThere will be a long legal battle over the President ’s declaration of a national emergency along the border to build some of his border fence.  Regardless of the outcome, there is no good reason to declare the border a national emergency. 
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