Nigeria: Measles Claim Lives of 100 Children in Kaduna Community
[Vanguard] Kaduna -A measles outbreak in Wusar, a community in Igani local government area of Kaduna state has claimed the lives of 100 children.
Disasters both natural and anthropogenic are increasing in intensity and frequency. 2018 marked the eighth consecutive year in which greater than seven high-consequence natural disasters occurred in the United States alone. These numbers do not include mass shootings or disease outbreaks, such as measles, influenza, and hepatitis A.
THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Some cities in Texas are susceptible to measles outbreaks, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Network Open. David R. Sinclair, Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues simulated measles...
The high — and rising — rate of nonmedical vaccine exemptions has left major metropolitan areas vulnerable to measles outbreaks; other states have similar pockets of undervaccinated schoolchildren.Medscape Medical News
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has found that if vaccination rates drop by 5%, a single measles case could lead to an outbreak involving 1,000 people.
Mathematical models reveal that current vaccination rates in Texas schools could pave the way for the virus to spread to hundreds of people.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Texas cities are in danger of major measles outbreaks because an alarming number of school kids are unvaccinated, researchers warn. Vaccination rates in the state have declined since 2003 and a computer simulation by...
MEASLES OUTBREAKS have become a contemporary threat after the disease was all but eradicated in certain countries less than 30 years ago. Why has measles returned as a public health threat?
The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
Authors: Hon KL, Leung AKC, Leung K, Chan GCF PMID: 31416996 [PubMed - in process]