Congo-Kinshasa: Massive Mobilisation Urgently Needed to Curb Fast-Spreading Measles Outbreak

[MSF] Kinshasa -M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called for a massive mobilisation of national and international organisations to help combat a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after the Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of the disease. Resources are urgently needed to vaccinate more children and treat patients affected by the disease.
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[The New Humanitarian] Goma/the Democratic Republic of Congo -As the Democratic Republic of Congo grapples with the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, aid groups say a host of other emergencies - from renewed conflict and mass displacement to health epidemics like measles and cholera - are being neglected despite mounting humanitarian needs.
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[MSF] New York/Kisangani -Hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance as multiple crises hit Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday. A recent upsurge in violence has forced thousands of people to flee their homes--at a time when the region is already fighting an Ebola epidemic, massive measles outbreak, and the annual seasonal malaria pea
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New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Freedom of Religion State Legislatures Politics and Government Epidemics Medicine and Health Biel, Jessica New York State Source Type: news
Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized vaccines Source Type: news
[MSF] New York/Kinshasa -Mobilization of vaccinations and treatment key in curbing deadliest measles outbreak in years
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The CDC has released a measles outbreak toolkit for health care professionals that family physicians can use to better arm themselves to fight the current measles epidemic.
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NEW YORK — Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. Most are from outbreaks in New York in Orthodox Jewish communities. The nation last saw this many cases in 1992, when more than 2,200 were reported. Once common in the U.S., measles became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s. A decade ago, there were fewer than 100 cases a year. Overall vaccination rat...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime Source Type: news
t N Abstract Switzerland is aiming to eliminate measles, in line with the objectives of the World Health Organization (WHO). Physicians, laboratories and public health authorities have made great efforts to reach this goal. A continually increasing measles vaccination coverage and other preventive measures have made an impact: no major measles outbreak has been recorded since 2011. In order to evaluate progress towards elimination, measles epidemiology of a previous epidemic period (2007–2011) was compared with the current post-epidemic period (2012–July 2018) by analysis of data from the mandatory not...
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Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Published: 6/2019. This data note examines the public ’s knowledge and concerns about antibiotic resistance, a topic of increasing importance to both the United States and the wider global health community. Figures describe statistics that include Most Say Overuse Of Antibiotics Is A Major Problem; One-Third Say They Are Very Worried About Personal E ffects Of Opioid Epidemic, Fewer Say So About Antibiotic Resistance; and Most Of The Public Unaware Antibiotic Resistance Is Unrelated To The Outbreak Of Viruses Such As Measles. (Text)
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As a medical student, the place I dreaded most was the ward at the children’s hospital where they kept the chronic ventilator patients. Unlike the other floors, where there was shouting and laughter and tears, and all the commotion and turbulence of youth, here it was dark and lifeless and eerie, with no sound except the hum of the ventilators, and the rattle of air being forced through plastic tubes. It was a place of failure and defeat, the desolate aftermath of some vast and tragic battle. An unexpected aftermath of measles My patient was a teenager who had been in a coma for years. His limbs had stubbornly twiste...
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