An outbreak of measles associated with an international dog show in Slovenia, November 2014.

An outbreak of measles associated with an international dog show in Slovenia, November 2014. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(3) Authors: Grgič-Vitek M, Frelih T, Ucakar V, Fafangel M, Jordan Markocic O, Prosenc K, Kraigher A PMID: 25635318 [PubMed - in process]
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When it comes to vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and mumps, outbreaks lead to political action -- often to widen vaccine exemptions, according to an analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
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Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings and ordered that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to a measles outbreak that has so far killed six people.
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Publication date: Available online 10 November 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Lee Worden, Sarah F. Ackley, Jennifer Zipprich, Kathleen Harriman, Wayne T.A. Enanoria, Rae Wannier, Travis C. PorcoAbstractA large measles outbreak in 2014–2015, linked to Disneyland theme parks, attracted international attention, and led to changes in California vaccine policy. We use dates of symptom onset and known epidemic links for California cases in this outbreak to estimate time-varying transmission in the outbreak, and to estimate generation membership of cases probabilistically. We find that transmission declined significantly d...
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CONCLUSIONS: A small set of anti-vaccine advertisement buyers have leveraged Facebook advertisements to reach targeted audiences. By deeming all vaccine-related content an issue of "national importance," Facebook has further the politicized vaccines. The implementation of a blanket disclosure policy also limits which ads can successfully run on Facebook. Improving transparency and limiting misinformation should not be separate goals. Public health communication efforts should consider the potential impact on Facebook users' vaccine attitudes and behaviors. PMID: 31732327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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