New measles surveillance data from WHO

This new report details that, reported measles cases are the highest they have been since 2006. There were 364,808 reported cases so far this year vs 129,239 cases for the same period last year. The European region has experienced a 120% increase.
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Authors: Housset B Abstract Vaccines have saved millions of lives and reduced the severity of many infections. A reduction in vaccination coverage is now reflected in the re-emergence of epidemics of mumps, pertussis, measles and chickenpox. Many people do not recognize the effectiveness of vaccination and fear the side effects. The main concern is the safety of vaccines. Lack of information weighs less than lack of trust in health authorities. The greater responsibility of the individual and the respect for his free will, may lead the authorities to a less vigourous promotion of the "vaccination duty" wh...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Anti-vaccine ideas were born with vaccines; they are abundantly spread through the Internet and social networks and can give a false impression of their basis in reality. It is time for positive action not merely a defensive approach. PMID: 31522949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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This case-control study analyzes the association of long-term antibody response to cytomegalovirus, Toxoplasma gondii, and measles and of C-reactive protein level with bipolar disorder.
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[The Herald] ZIMBABWE will next week hold a national measles-rubella vaccination campaign for children under the age of five, following a "dangerous" measles comeback, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed.
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In the past decade, multiple mumps outbreaks have occurred in the United States, primarily in close-contact, high-density settings such as colleges, with a high attack rate among young adults, many of whom had the recommended 2 doses of mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Waning humoral immunity and the circulation of divergent wild-type...
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Health officials recorded no new cases of measles in the United States last week, marking the first week without new cases of the disease since January, amid an outbreak largely linked to parents who declined to vaccinate their children.
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MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 -- The measles outbreak that has spread throughout the United States may be winding down as no new cases were reported last week, health officials said Monday. This outbreak, the worst measles epidemic in 27 years, saw the...
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U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week
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For the first time since early January, no new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials continue to monitor ongoing outbreaks in two New York counties.
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