Montreal's public health agency warns of possible measles exposure in 2 clinics
Santé Montréal has reached out to patients potentially exposed to measles after a woman infected with the virus visited two medical clinics in the city last week.
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...
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 3Author(s): Alessia Melegaro
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]
Health officials in Vancouver say the city is facing an outbreak of measles with eight cases of the disease confirmed.
Health officials in Vancouver say the city is facing an outbreak of measles with nine cases of the disease confirmed.
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]
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 (
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.
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