An ongoing measles outbreak in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014 to 2015.
An ongoing measles outbreak in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014 to 2015. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(9) Authors: Hukic M, Ravlija J, Karakas S, Mulaomerovic M, Dedeic Ljubovic A, Salimović-Besic I, Seremet M, Ahmetagic S, Comor A, Feric E PMID: 25764186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Georgia health officials reported Wednesday that 11 people contracted measles in October - more than the CDC reported nationwide that month. The five-person family at its center has recovered.
Measles, mumps, and tuberculosisâthese are all diseases the general public has long disregarded as active threats. Yet, these highly infectious and potentially life-threatening diseases once considered eradicated have been resurfacing across the United States. Measles, for example, was declared eliminated in 2000 by the CDC, yet this year alone more than 1,200 individual cases have been confirmed in 30 states. This outbreak represents the greatest number of reported cases for the disease in the United States since 1992.1 While the ongoing anti-vaccination movement may not be the cause of these reappearanc...
The topic of childhood vaccination has become increasingly tendentious in recent years. While ‘vaccine hesitancy’—a term that encompasses a wide range of attitudes, from those who have some misgivings about vaccination to those who refuse all vaccinations for their children—has existed ever since Edward Jenner developed the smallpox vaccine in 1798, many point to a now retracted 1998 paper in The Lancet as the origin of today’s particular brand of vaccine hesitancy. In the United States, there are three ways by which a child can be exempt from vaccination. State laws differ ...
Samoa has declared a state of emergency after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak, closing schools and placing restrictions on public gatherings, the Reuters news agency reported.
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.
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.
This study explored how health is associated with legislative activity by examining whether outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox, were associated with the introduction of legislation in states to change vaccine exemption laws.
Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE death toll in the measles outbreak afflicting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 4 723.
The United States recorded 11 measles cases over a month as of Nov. 7, taking the total cases for the year to 1,261 in the worst outbreak since 1992, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.