Measles outbreak slows: Health officials record just 14 new cases this week

If the caseload keeps growing until October 2019, the US will officially be one of the only developed nations with 'active' measles. But officials are quietly hopeful that won't be the case.
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In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the “G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration”, which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness.  These efforts are commendable, but the G20, compris...
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Loddon head teacher Jim Adams writes to parents after three pupils contract the disease.
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Authors: Crowcroft NS, Bolotin S PMID: 31308005 [PubMed - in process]
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Parents who don’t trust the government during a measles outbreak may listen to health-care providers.
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The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between July 3 and July 11, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,123 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992.
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(Joule Inc.) Strong political support and strong public health systems are necessary to combat measles outbreaks, which are growing in frequency around the world, argue public health experts in a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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Trust in US health care has declined precipitously in the past half century. In 1966, 73% of US residents had confidence in medical leaders, whereas in 2012, only 34% did. In a survey of 1009 participants in 2017, only 18% expressed high levels of confidence in the US health system, and in a 2014 survey of 1608 participants, only 31% indicated that they trusted public health officials to share complete and accurate information during disease outbreaks. Recent high-profile events —such as those involving health care companies like Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Johnson&Johnson, and Theranos; vaccine misinformation contri...
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New York has seen nearly 1,000 cases of measles amid the nations larges outbreak in decades, prompting a ban on religious exemptions. RFK Jr filed a class action suit over the ban Wednesday.
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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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