UCLA employee who contracted measles ate at campus food court twice as outbreak continues to spread

A UCLA employee ate lunch at the Court of Sciences Student Center food court on July 2 and July 3, exposing anyone who was in the building between 9am and 11.30am on those days.
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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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