Traveling to Europe? Make sure your measles vaccination is up to date

Measles is not the souvenir you want to bring back from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe this summer, but there's an increasing likelihood that could happen if your vaccinations are not up to date.
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Agency blames war, inequality and complacency for 20 million children missing immunisationA dangerous stagnation in vaccination rates is putting children at risk of preventable diseases around the world, the UN children ’s agency has warned, blaming conflict, inequality and complacency.One in 10 children, totalling 20 million globally, missed out on basic immunisation against the life-threatening infections of measles, diphtheria and tetanus last year, says Unicef.Continue reading...
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[VOA] Two leading UN agencies report nearly 20 million children worldwide--more than one in 10--were not vaccinated against killer diseases, such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018.
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Review and case vignette covered measles in the US and globally, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, postexposure prophylaxis, vaccine effectiveness/ safety, general recommendations for measles vaccination, areas of uncertainty, and guidelines.
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Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that ’s in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record. 
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[Unicef] Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in DR Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacementCampaign led by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and MSFHealth workers are urgently rolling out a complex measles vaccination campaign targeting 67,000 children in Ituri, northeast DR Congo, a region ravaged by armed conflict that is now also the hub of the second deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.At least 1,981 deaths due to measles have been reported across DR Congo this year, over two-th
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[The Conversation Africa] Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed to millions of children across the world, leading to a massive reduction in illness and death. For example, between 2000 and 2017, it was estimated that global deaths from measles had reduced by about 80% due to vaccination.
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(Natural News) Another new case of measles has been identified, this time in Los Angeles County where typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and even bubonic plague are making a comeback thanks to rampant illegal immigration and homelessness. But rather than take a step back and evaluate the facts, authorities are once again freaking out about some people...
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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, supported a mass vaccination Measles-Rubella Campaign (MRC) in Bangladesh during January –February 2014.
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We report detection and confirmation of MeVV RNA from the respiratory tract of 11 children between 100 and 800 days after most recent receipt of measles-containing vaccine. These novel findings emphasize the importance of genotyping all MeV detections and highlight the need for further work to assess whether persistent MeVV RNA represents viable virus and if transmission to close contacts can occur.
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