Fewer New Measles Cases Reported Last Week in U.S.
TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- There were just over a dozen measles cases reported last week in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. As of Thursday, there had been 1,109 reported cases in 28 states, an...
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...
[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.
(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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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.
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.
[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