Who is Florida's controversial top doctor Joseph Ladapo? Harvard-graduate who railed against face mask mandates and advised men NOT to get the Covid vaccine
Dr Joseph Ladapo, Florida's surgeon general, was recently accused of endangering unvaccinated children at school by failing to tell parents to keep them home following a measles outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make sure you have 2 measles shots before you travel on spring break, says Canada's top doctor
Canada's top doctor is calling on people to check that they're fully immunized with two doses of measles vaccine before heading out of the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

MMR vaccine uptake is below safe target for third year in a row - leaving 250,000 kindergarteners at risk of catching measles, CDC report shows
Vaccine coverage across America has dropped a further two percent between the 2019-2021 school year to the 2022-2023 school year, according to the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It is shameful’: why the return of Victorian-era diseases to the UK alarms health experts
There has been a surge in cases of scabies and measles – both highly contagious – as well as rickets and scurvy, conditions we thought had been eradicated. Are public health cuts to blame?Before Covid-19, Dr Farzana Hussain says, it was rare for her to see a case ofscabies at her GP surgery in Newham, east London, but since the pandemic, the number of patients with the parasitic skin infection has increased dramatically.“By the time a patient comes to me for advice, everyone in the family has it, including all the children,” she says. “The itch is maddening. People demand immediate treatment.”Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Health Children's health Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science Medical research Immunology Poverty Society Social exclusion MMR Andrew Wakefield Source Type: news

Measles clusters now starting to be seen in other regions, warns UKHSA
Clusters of measles cases are now starting to be seen in other regions, following the initial outbreaks in the West Midlands, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has warned. In an update sent this week, UKHSA reported a further 56 laboratory-confirmed measles cases in England, compared to 118 cases confirmed in the previous two weeks. Since 1 October... Read moreThe post Measles clusters now starting to be seen in other regions, warns UKHSA appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 16, 2024 Category: Nursing Authors: Megan Ford Tags: Clinical Latest news Vaccinations and infections Source Type: news

Now prepare for measles mayhem all over the UK: Health chiefs reveal outbreaks are cropping up outside of West Midlands epicentre 'due to worryingly low MMR vaccine uptake'
Cases have soared to a 10-year high, fuelled by a crisis in the West Midlands. But UKHSA bosses today revealed they are seeing 'clusters of cases in other regions'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield targets mumps vaccine with new Hollywood feature film which claims 'dangerous' jab causes serious long-term health issues
The 67-year-old, who fled to the US after being struck off in the UK for fraudulently connecting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism, is seeking Hollywood fame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EDZARD ERNST: World-renowned expert on alternative medicine warns anti-vaxx nonsense risks fuelling measles crisis
A recent review found that vaccine hesitancy is mainly due to concerns about vaccine safety, effectiveness, perception of measles risk and burden, and mistrust in experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist warns 99% of parents won't recognise measles until it's too late
Parents have been urged to book their children in for the vaccine to help curb the spread of the dangerous disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe Needs to Get on Top of Its Measles Outbreak Europe Needs to Get on Top of Its Measles Outbreak
An alarming rise in measles cases across Europe is blamed on low vaccine uptake during the pandemic and vaccine mistrust.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 8, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Measles resurgence in Europe has Canadian medical experts on edge
After an explosion of measles cases in Europe, medical experts say it's just a 'question of time' before outbreaks happen in Canada, thanks to high rates of global travel and low rates of vaccination. Dr. Samir Gupta discusses the outbreak and what it could mean for Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles is spreading
As outbreaks of measles spread throughout the world, anti-vaccine activists aren’t just urging people not to get vaccinated — they’re taking a page from a well-worn playbook, falsely downplaying the dangers from the highly contagious respiratory disease. “The truth is, measles is not a super…#maryholland #robertfkennedyjr #africa #middleeast #southeastasia #westmidlands #cdc #andrewwakefield #donaldtrump #measlesfordumbies (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles has exploded in Europe. Clinicians say it's only a matter of time before outbreaks hit Canada
Between high rates of global travel, and low rates of vaccination, Canada is vulnerable to measles outbreaks in Europe and beyond, say medical experts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How the MMR vaccine works
The West Midlands is in the midst of a measles outbreak, with health officials suggesting that a decline in MMR vaccine coverage could see the virus spread rapidly across the UK. According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), three-quarters of the 347 cases in England between 1 October and 23…#westmidlands #mmr #ukhsa #yorkshire #vanessasaliba #wales #guardian #birmingham #liverpool #manchester (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles: What nurses in primary care need to know
GP Dr Toni Hazell outlines why we are seeing a resurgence in measles, the key clinical signs and symptoms to look out for, and how to deal with a suspected case Anyone who keeps up to date with the news is probably feeling uneasy at the moment, with reports of spiralling cases of measles –... Read moreThe post Measles: What nurses in primary care need to know appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 1, 2024 Category: Nursing Authors: Carolyn Scott Tags: Paediatrics Vaccinations and infections childhood immunisation infectious disease Source Type: news