WATCH: Officials urge vaccinations as measles cases rise in Northwest

Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Peter Hotez says that measles is "one of the most contagious and infectious diseases known to humans."
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Publication date: March 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 3Author(s): Minal K Patel, Walter A OrensteinSummaryBackgroundDespite improvements in reported coverage of measles-containing vaccine (MCV) and progress towards elimination of measles, 172 939 measles cases were reported worldwide in 2017. Questions have been raised about whether measles cases are due to failure of immunisation programmes or vaccine policy failure, which might require changes to vaccination schedules or number of doses.MethodsThis retrospective review of global surveillance data analysed case-based data for cases of measles occ...
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Publication date: March 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 3Author(s): Alessia Melegaro
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Conclusion: Though measles immunization coverage is 97% in Turkey, population immunity is somewhat lower than expected. Increases of measles cases in Europe and the refugee problem in the country could easily lead to outbreaks. Implementing the first dose of the immunization at 9 months may be an option. PMID: 30761852 [PubMed - in process]
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This article follows the history of measles to explore immunization successes and challenges in this modern era, because measles was the first of the mild and moderate diseases to become the target of a federally supported eradication-through-vaccination campaign, one that relied heavily on the preemptive, required vaccination of children. Its story thus epitomizes the range of political, epidemiological, cultural, and communications challenges to mass immunization in the modern era of vaccination. PMID: 30763141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Czajka H, Czajka S, Dyląg 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 (
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Yet another outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease — this time measles in the Pacific Northwest — provides another reminder of the importance of getting children fully vaccinated, on schedule. Anti-vax or vaccine-skeptical parents are certainly not acting out of malevolence. They’re doing what they believe will protect their children’s health. But the fact is they’re achieving the opposite — potentially endangering their health. Those are the facts. Watch the video with TIME’s Editor-at-Large Jeffrey Kluger above to learn why.
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Washington state lawmakers have advanced a measure that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles
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Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health.
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In New York state and Washington state, U.S. travelers picked up measles in foreign countries where the highly contagious disease was running rampant and brought it back to places where vaccination rates were too low by U.S. public health standards.
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Simply telling people they are ignorant has failed. We need to find a better way to communicateAfter reading the news that cases of measles havesoared by 50% in the last year, I recalled the first time I heard an anti-vaccination conspiracy theory. It wasn ’t from a member of Donald Trump’s administration, or part of a frenetic, grammatically challengedFacebook post– it was from a classmate when I was at school. Her family wasn’t waging a crusade against medical science: they simply gave credence todisgraced former doctorAndrew Wakefield’s study that wrongly asserted a link between the MMR vac...
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