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Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike
Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccination target met for the first time
The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday has met the World Health Organisation target of 95% for the first time in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccine industry celebrates Disneyland measles outbreak operation as a huge success, seeks to model similar outbreaks for more fear propaganda
(Natural News) There’s nothing quite as effective as a good outbreak story to keep the masses in line when it comes to vaccines. While resistance to vaccine mandates and the CDC’s vaccination schedule have been steadily growing in recent years, there is no doubt that the mainstream media can manipulate an outbreak story very effectively... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest fall in English MMR coverage by age two 'of concern'
Coverage of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine by children ’s second birthday has decreased in 2016-17 for the third year in a row in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'
Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 33 Million Children for Measles Vaccination Campaign
[Daily Trust] Health workers are to vaccinate at least 33 million children aged between nine months and five years against measles in a campaign starting this October, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles - Millions of Children At Risk As 33 States Yet to Pay Counterpart Funds
[Daily Trust] States that do not pay their counterpart funds by tomorrow (Friday, September 15) will not participate in the upcoming Measles Vaccination Campaign, the FG has said. So far only four states have released theirs, while eight others have approved but yet to release the money. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India, Indonesia far behind in measles vaccination: WHO
Together they account for 91 per cent of unvaccinated children in the region, with India alone accounting for 67 per cent of the children missing immunisation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Third MMR Dose Can Help Prevent Mumps During Outbreaks (FREE)
By the Editors A third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine helped prevent mumps infection during an outbreak at the University of Iowa in 2015 –16, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk
Giving the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine as the second dose of measles-containing vaccine does not appear to increase the risk of febrile seizures, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Measles immunity gaps and the progress towards elimination: a multi-country modelling analysis
This modelling analysis found that susceptibility to measles was 3% in the UK. Reviewing vaccination history of school leavers and offering vaccination at time of school leaving was suggested as a convenient strategy for filling immunity gaps among adolescents and young adults. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romania fights worst outbreak of measles for decades
New law designed to boost falling vaccination rate expected as more than 30 die (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measles Cases Could Triple Even With Just A Small Decline In Vaccinations
Vaccine hesitancy is a major public health concern that needs to be highlighted. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic benefits for catch-up measles vaccination in NZ
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps
Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

DRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against Measles
Press releaseDRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against MeaslesJuly 28, 2017As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the deadly disease during a nine-month campaign by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Romania to pass vaccination law to deal with immunization gaps
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slight Drop In Measles Vaccinations Could Triple Infections In U.S. Kids
Measles is a highly contagious virus that can be serious or even fatal. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Vaccine Study Findings a'Wake-up Call'Measles Vaccine Study Findings a'Wake-up Call '
Further declines in measles vaccine coverage could make the disease endemic again in the United States, the authors warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Small Declines in Measles Vaccination Could Triple the Number of Cases (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Even a small decrease in the measles vaccination rate could lead to a threefold increase in cases, according to a modeling study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Small drop in vaccine rates could cause measles outbreak
About 93 percent of children aged two to 11 years old get the measles vaccine. If this dropped to 88 percent, it could cost the US $2.1million more a year, Stanford researchers warn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All media coverage of "measles outbreaks" is scripted FAKE NEWS to promote vaccine industry interests
(Natural News) We are living under a pharmaceutical dictatorship that spends billions of dollars to systematically bribe medical professionals and influence lawmakers. This industry uses the media and associated press not only to advertise its products but also to influence news stories that scare people into vaccinating for alleged protection against benign illnesses. For example, all media coverage of “measles outbreaks” is really... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slight drop in measles vaccinations could triple infections in U.S. kids
(Reuters Health) - Just a 5 percent decline in measles vaccination rates could triple the number of young children who get infected with the virus in the U.S., according to a study highlighting the risks of parents refusing to vaccinate their kids. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A few vaccine refusers can endanger larger groups, researchers say
While a small percentage of U.S. parents does not vaccinate their children, a study warns even a few such families can trigger a big jump in measles cases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small decline in MMR vaccination rates could have dramatic effect, experts warn
A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations could cause a threefold increase of measles cases, costing the public sector millions, US study showsA small decline in the uptake of vaccines could have a dramatic impact on both public health and the economy, research suggests, as concerns about outbreaks of preventable diseases grow in the US and Europe.The new study reveals that even a 5% drop in uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine among children in the US could result in a threefold increase in measles cases, and cost the public sector millions of dollars.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation MMR Health Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
MONDAY, July 24, 2017 -- With a small percentage of U.S. parents not vaccinating their children for " non-medical " reasons, a new study warns that even a few such families can trigger a big jump in local measles cases. Based on data collected by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Potential public health, economic consequences of declining childhood vaccination
(The JAMA Network Journals) An article published by JAMA Pediatrics estimates the number of measles cases in U.S. children and the associated economic costs under different scenarios of vaccine hesitancy, which is the delay or refusal to vaccinate based on nonmedical personal beliefs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Person with measles may have exposed others at beach
Health officials say people who are vaccinated shouldn't be concerned, but beachgoers should monitor for symptoms (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak - Minnesota April-May 2017
Study discusses a recent Measles outbreak in Minnesota due to a decline in vaccination coverage. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Reports Ongoing Measles Outbreak in Minnesota (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS A measles outbreak in a Minnesota Somali-American community with low vaccination coverage spread rapidly and is ongoing, according to an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Measles Transmission Continues in Minnesota Measles Transmission Continues in Minnesota
During an ongoing measles outbreak, health officials recommend an accelerated MMR vaccination schedule among US-born Somali children in particular, to reverse low vaccination rates in this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Measles kills 35 children in "unacceptable tragedy"
The figure is nearly a threefold increase from last year when the vaccine-preventable disease killed 13 children in Europe (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles still spreading in Europe, WHO warns, with 35 deaths over past year
Thirty-five people have died of measles across Europe in the past 12 months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that vaccination remains crucial to stopping the spread. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN health agency: Measles has killed 35 children in Europe
The World Health Organization says measles has killed 35 children in Europe in the last year, calling it an "unacceptable tragedy" that deaths are being caused by a vaccine-preventable disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Europe shows no signs of slowing
Across the continent, 35 people have died from the contagious infection in the past year - despite it being preventable with a vaccine, the World Health Organization has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Somalia: Town Hall Discusses Somali Measles Outbreak in U.S.
[VOA] Voice of America's Somali service hosted a town hall Saturday in Minnesota, home to a large Somali-American population, to discuss a recent outbreak of measles in the state, and address rumors in the community surrounding childhood vaccines and autism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

France Makes Vaccinations Mandatory For All Children As Of 2018
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe says it's unacceptable that children are "still dying from measles." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Is Measles Making An Unpleasant Comeback?
As long as there are communities that have strong negative views about vaccines, there will be outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public health labs aren ’t just on the frontlines of vaccine-preventable outbreaks. They’re often the only line.
Post discusses the recent measles outbreak in Minnesota. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maine Reports First Confirmed Case Of Measles In 20 Years
The vaccine-preventable disease can cause serious complications, including pneumonia and death. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Thousands of Kids At Risk of Not Getting Vaccines Tara Doman, MDTimothy Wall, MDDr. Wall and Dr. Doman were interviewed by NBC news on the effects of the state budget crisis on healthcare services. Whether your child is on private insurance or Medicaid they are at risk of disease outbreaks this school year if the State of Illinois doesn't pass a budget by the end of June. With Illinois not having a budget for the past two years payments to physicians are stalled leaving medical practices and hospitals with a huge debt crisis.  This past fall the state ruled that children on the Medicaid Title 21 program...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - June 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Over 600 children vaccinated in Welsh measles outbreak
More than 600 children have now been given the MMR vaccination at sessions held in schools in Newport in response to a measles outbreak in South Wales, according to public health officials. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Over Objections, Italy Introduces Tough Vaccination Measure
In Italy, parents who don't vaccinate their children face steep fines, and even risk losing custody. It's in response to a measles outbreak, after years of falling inoculation rates. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Livesay Source Type: news

Malawi: Measles Campaign On Promising Note - Report
[Nyasa Times] Communities and School going children have responded positively to the ongoing National Integrated Measles- Rubella vaccination campaign within the Area 18 Health Centre catchment areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: North West Health Embarks On Measles Vaccination Drive
[Govt of SA] North West Health embarks on measles vaccination drive (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news