Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease

Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease
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Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but recent outbreaks, driven by misinformation about the MMR vaccine, have occurred due to undervaccination in vulnerable communities.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech.
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Here's what you need to know about vaccinations for measles and shingles, which can be serious for older adults.
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Measles vaccinations should be compulsory for children before they start school to help prevent the disease becoming endemic in the UK within 30 years, researchers have suggested.
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Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.
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(George Washington University) A first of its kind analysis published today by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that a 2016 California vaccine law boosted protective coverage against measles and other serious childhood diseases compared to states that acted as statistical controls. At the same time, the data also revealed a sharp increase in medical exemptions to the vaccine mandate, concentrated in a few California counties.
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A study warned that current vaccination policies are ‘not sufficient’ to prevent a deadly resurgence of the disease in the next three decades.
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The UK should make measles vaccinations compulsory before children start school, according to an analysis of international measles data
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Misleading campaigns claiming jabs are dangerous have left countries vulnerable, researchers say.
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