EU Wants Coordinated Vaccine Push Against Measles, Other Diseases EU Wants Coordinated Vaccine Push Against Measles, Other Diseases

The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.Reuters Health Information
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The CDC says 314 confirmed cases of measles have been reported in 15 states since January 1. Most cases have been reported in children under age 10 who are not vaccinated
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Jane Stanton's life dramatically changed after contracting measles, and is calling for people to take-up all available vaccines.
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Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Richard M. Carpiano, Andrea N. Polonijo, Nicolas Gilbert, Lyne Cantin, Eve DubeAbstractChildhood vaccination efforts in Canada have been negatively impacted by parents' vaccine hesitancy based on their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs (KAB) about vaccinations. Less understood is the extent to which child vaccination receipt and KAB vary by parents' socioeconomic status (SES). Analyzing different age groups of children and vaccinations, we examine the extent to which (a) family SES (parent education, household income) is a determinant of ...
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(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Wednesday there are 15 confirmed cases and 59 probable cases, all but three of them in Philadelphia. Probable diagnoses indicate a person showing mumps-like symptoms. The city says the numbers reported this year are high compared with those in past years; 54 cases were reported in 2010. Students who may be infected should limit contact with others and seek medical care. Mumps is a viral infection that involves swollen glands. The Centers for Di...
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Doctors are questioning whether big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google share the blame for an alarming rise in unvaccinated kids. The percentage of young children who have not received any vaccinations has quadrupled since 2001. It coincides with hundreds of cases of measles reported in the U.S. Public health experts worry parents are opting out of vaccines after finding faulty science online. Tony Dokoupil reports.
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(Natural News) The issue of vaccination is currently under the spotlight as never before. Proponents of vaccines insist that they save lives and provide what is known as “herd immunity” – the idea that if enough people are vaccinated against a disease the entire community will be protected. Those opposed to vaccines have serious concerns...
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Russian-speakers in Washington have the lowest vaccination rates in the state, and insular communities help anti-vaccination myths spread, paving the way for the measles outbreak.
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Dr Kyle Yasuda, AAP president, discusses the organization's response to anti-vaccine messages spreading on social media.Medscape Pediatrics
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Health Canada's recent warning that homeopathic remedies are not an alternative to vaccines doesn't go far enough to prevent the damage the products could do as the country fights off a resurgence of measles, doctors and health policy experts say. 
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Measles incidence in the 53 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region has fallen dramatically in recent decades. The European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) verified that 43 member states had interrupted endemic measles transmission for ≥12 months by the end of 2017. However, measles incidence in the region increased sharply in 2018 compared to 2017. The purpose of this article is to assess the current status of measles in the Region in relation to its elimination goal. It also discusses challenges and act...
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