Measles Leaves People More Vulnerable to Future Infections
That's because measles virus attacks the cells that serve as the immune system's memory, wiping out established resistance to disease, a pair of new studies report.
Health officials are concerned that Samoa’s outbreak could heighten the spread of measles in neighboring islands.
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 700 people have died over the past month in what is now the world's largest and most severe measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
[VOA] Members of measles vaccination teams in southern Cameroon have been attacked and beaten by locals who say the serums triggered side effects that sent 12 children to local hospitals.
Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks.Reuters Health Information
Even with measles outbreaks common in many parts of the world, doctors and parents are often not opting to have children vaccinated before international travel, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information
A recap of Tuesday’s stories includes a day of activism on Human Rights Day; 70 Samoan lives now claimed by measles; COP25 news roundup from Madrid; global trade on the slide; and legal proceedings begin at the ICJ against Myanmar, as Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to defend her country against genocide allegations.
The virus has infected more than 4,800 people, and at least 70 have died — many of them young children.
Seventy people have now died from Samoa’s measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease.
Doctors on the South Pacific islands of Samoa are trying to contain a massive, deadly outbreak of the measles. The virus has infected more than 4,800 people, and at least 70 people have died – many of them young children. Carter Evans traveled to Apia to get a firsthand look at the crisis.
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Less than half of pediatric travelers who are eligible for pretravel measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination are vaccinated during pretravel consultation, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA...