Why New York hasn't contained the largest and longest measles outbreak in decades
Thousands of previously unvaccinated people are now immunized, but health officials are running into pockets of resistance within certain New York communities and they are taking drastic measures.
New York City has issued civil summonses to 12 people it said were not complying with a mandatory measles vaccination order as the number of recorded cases in the city's worst outbreak since 1991 rose to 390, according to data released on Wednesday.
Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000.
[WHO] The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all children -- no matter where they live -- receive life-saving vaccines. Countries in the African Region have also experienced a resurgence of measles, including outbreaks reported in at least 9 countries (Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Liberia, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali , Nigeria and Uganda) in the last 12 months. Madagascar, in particular, has had a large measles outbreak affecting more than 122,000 cases i
as some children still fall ill
Dr Jeanne Mazzarro director of infectious disease at the University of Alabama Birmingham, told Daily Mail the campaigns against vaccines have taken on a life of their own.
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 -- A measles outbreak is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health. Officials said there have been five confirmed cases among county residents so far this year, including four linked to one another...
Some of the locations where people may have been exposed include two college campuses around L.A. and the international terminal at LAX Airport
Rise in cases shows it is time for systematic scrutiny of algorithms that determine behaviour
626 people have been infected this year, the highest number since 2014, when 667 infections were recorded. Most of the new infections (68) were in New York state, which has two current outbreaks.
The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday.