Fears raised an isolated Amazonian tribe could be 'wiped out' by measles
Nearly two dozen Yanomami have sought treatment for measles-like symptoms amid an outbreak in Brazil that has struck hundreds. One case has been confirmed among the spiritual tribe.
Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.
There have now been 880 cases in the current outbreak, according to CDC data released on Monday - up 4.9 percent in just one week.
The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people.
Montreal health authorities are working with local clinics and hospitals to prevent a possible measles outbreak, but where people can go if they’re worried about being infected or in need of a booster shot isn’t being made public.
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MEASLES is currently surging through Europe and the US with devastating speed and reach, infecting millions with sometimes deadly consequences. The disease has ways of spreading rapidly through even the biggest cities.
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...
A measles outbreak in New York has taken place in Orthodox Jewish communities, where a pamphlet questioning vaccines has been circulating
Dr Art Caplan discusses the measles outbreak and how to address new antivaccination arguments.Medscape Business of Medicine