‘A global measles crisis’ is well underway, UN agency chiefs warn

Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis”.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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The measles outbreaks may be a wake-up call to reinvigorate vaccination campaigns.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Is the antivaccination movement causing a worldwide pandemic?
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Conclusions: Clinicians should be aware of measles complications and treatment. Public and private health efforts should continue to focus on immunization, given significant implications of measles infections for patients and healthcare systems. Future studies may assess complications of measles across the United States as individual outbreaks often occur in specific populations, making generalization of results challenging.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
(AUGUSTA, Maine) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations in Maine. Maine has one of the highest rates of non-medical vaccine exemptions in the nation, and health officials say the opt-out rates appear to be rising. “As we hear more reports of measles and other preventable diseases in Maine and across the country, it has become clear that we must act to ensure the health of our communities,” said Democratic Rep. Ryan Tipping of Orono, the bill’s sponsor. Maine will end non-medical vaccine opt-outs by 2021 f...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Maine onetime vaccinations Source Type: news
New Jersey officials confirmed on Friday that a traveler at Newark Liberty International Airport on May 8 had measles, potentially exposing thousands, as outbreaks surge in New York City/
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State and local health officials have consulted with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recent months about the possibility of preventing individuals from flying to prevent measles transmission.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
On May 30, 1868, Gen. John A. Logan visited Arlington National Cemetery to speak at a ceremony for what was then called Decoration Day — and in doing so, set a precedent that holds to this day. That event, organized three years after the end of the Civil War by the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the major Union veterans association that he ran, is considered the first national Memorial Day celebration ever to be held at Arlington National Cemetery. “Cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead,” Logan said, “who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes… We shoul...
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Public health chiefs have urged any eligible  people to be vaccinated against measles after 231 confirmed cases were recorded in England in the first quarter of 2019.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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