Liberia: Measles Kills 11 Kids in Gbarpolu
[LINA] Measles has claimed the lives of 11 children in Henry Town, Gbarpolu County.
Pennsylvania health officials warned on Friday that anyone who was at Philadelphia International Airport on October 2 or 3 could have come into contact with a person thought to have measles.
[Monitor] Several health centres in Apac District at the weekend remained non-functional as health workers underwent orientation on how to administer rubella and measles vaccine on children.
It's been a good year for the measles virus with more reported cases in the U.S. than in any other year since 1992.
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 11Author(s): Andrew Clark, Jacqueline Tate, Umesh Parashar, Mark Jit, Mateusz Hasso-Agopsowicz, Nicholas Henschke, Benjamin Lopman, Kevin Van Zandvoort, Clint Pecenka, Paul Fine, Colin SandersonSummaryBackgroundInfant rotavirus vaccines have led to substantial reductions in hospital admissions and deaths due to gastroenteritis, but some studies have reported an elevated risk of intussusception, a rare bowel disorder. This analysis aimed to provide evidence on the potential mortality reduction benefits and intussusception risks of current rotav...
Latest WHO global data show that reported cases of measles — which is one of the world's most contagious diseases — rose by 300 per cent globally in the first three months of this year compared to the same period in 2018.
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Measles is staging a devastating comeback in epidemics across the world as the virus exploits dangerous gaps in vaccination coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Friday.
[WHO] Hypolite Mandala and his wife, Nad ège, were among the first parents to arrive for the measles vaccination at Nzombi Health Centre in Masi Manimba, a village 400 km south of Kinshasa.
uy PA Abstract During January 1-October 1, 2019, a total of 1,249 measles cases and 22 measles outbreaks were reported in the United States. This represents the most U.S. cases reported in a single year since 1992 (1), and the second highest number of reported outbreaks annually since measles was declared eliminated* in the United States in 2000 (2). Measles is an acute febrile rash illness with an attack rate of approximately 90% in susceptible household contacts (3). Domestic outbreaks can occur when travelers contract measles outside the United States and subsequently transmit infection to unvaccinated persons ...
It has been a bad year for measles. As of last week, 1,250 people have been diagnosed with measles nationwide, compared with 372 in all of last year.