Measles vaccine still effective if given to infants under nine months old
This NIHR Signal pooled data from 56 studies and found that the vaccine is around 58% effective when administered before nine months compared with 83% after nine months.With measles on the rise in Europe and the UK, it is helpful to know that in the event of a measles outbreak, it could be used safely in younger infants as an additional measure. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falling Vaccination Rates: The Case of the MMR Jab
This House of Lords Library Briefing focuses on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. It looks at social media's role in the spread of misinformation, what the UK Government and social media companies have pledged to do about it, and what other countries are doing to solve declining rates of MMR vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Health Threat Of Measles Is Far From Over
The WHO has singled out the need to earn the public ’s trust with respect to vaccinations. This requires education, positive messaging, and a willingness to confront and debate the anti-vax community civilly and respectfully in a public setting. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Measles Vaccine Drive Aims to Protect 45 Million Children in Africa, Asia Measles Vaccine Drive Aims to Protect 45 Million Children in Africa, Asia
Up to 45 million children in seven developing countries will be immunized against measles in a series of major vaccination campaigns to try to halt a global surge in the viral disease, the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Africa: Global Measles Vaccination Drive to Protect Upto 45 Million Children
[Unicef] London -Vaccination campaigns in seven countries to tackle rise in measles cases worldwide (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Improving MMR uptake – GP practice campaign
NHS England has developed posters and other materials for GP practices to encourage people to be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK government pledges £20 million to help develop coronavirus vaccine
The funding will be used to support work to develop new vaccines for epidemics Related items fromOnMedica Warning on post-Brexit antibiotic use NHS review recommends making childhood vaccination more 'convenient' for parents Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’ Global measles deaths reach historic low World ‘not prepared’ for Zika and Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inside the Company That ’s Hot Wiring Vaccine Research in the Race to Combat the Coronavirus
Three months. That’s as long as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, is willing to wait to get a vaccine candidate against the latest coronavirus that he can start testing in people. Since the virus was identified for the first time in people who fell ill with pneumonia-like symptoms in Wuhan, China, last December, the World Health Organization has declared this coronavirus outbreak, named 2019n-CoV, a public health emergency of international concern. In just over a month, more 11,000 people have tested positive for the virus in...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Inside the Company That ’s Hot-wiring Vaccine Research in the Race to Combat the Coronavirus
Three months. That’s as long as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, is willing to wait to get a vaccine candidate against the latest coronavirus that he can start testing in people. Since the virus was identified for the first time in people who fell ill with pneumonia-like symptoms in Wuhan, China, last December, the World Health Organization has declared this coronavirus outbreak, named 2019n-CoV, a public health emergency of international concern. In just over a month, more 11,000 people have tested positive for the virus in...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Coronavirus now a public health emergency, says WHO
Two cases confirmed in England, but GP leaders remind people they are more likely to have flu than coronavirus Related items fromOnMedica Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers More action needed to treat TB Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 Texting can improve flu jab uptake (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Long Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Last? Experts Are Scrambling to Find Out
As a novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continues to spread throughout China and to countries across the world, the big question is: How long will the outbreak last—and how bad will it get? While some doctors have made predictions and outbreaks of similar coronaviruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) provide clues, the short, if unsatisfying, answer is that no one is exactly sure. “There is no scientist nor sage on the planet that will tell you when the peak of this epidemic will occur,” said Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Heal...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

No confirmed cases of coronavirus in UK citizens
Travellers from Wuhan told to stay indoors Related items fromOnMedica Cases of new China virus spike over the weekend Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs NHS staff, patients and parents urged to get flu vaccine Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK still free of coronavirus cases
Patients with symptoms advised to call GP rather than attend practice Related items fromOnMedica Warn patients that natural malaria immunity fades Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Parents still following folklore methods for cold prevention Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK ’s MenB vaccination programme cuts incidence of the disease
Vaccination programme cuts incidence of the disease by 75%, study of roll out in England shows Related items fromOnMedica Hancock says compulsory vaccinations may be needed NHS staff, patients and parents urged to get flu vaccine Vaccination plea as measles outbreak continues Doctors promise 'flu vaccine is on its way' HPV infections very low due to vaccine coverage (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tests for coronavirus conducted on 14 people in UK
WHO decides against declaring coronavirus an international public health emergency for the present Related items fromOnMedica UK measures in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance England to get a swine flu 'tzar' Health Secretary announces 'Don't panic' over swine flu, doc leaders urge (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evidence from large Danish cohort does not support an association between the MMR vaccine and autism: facts in a post-truth world
In a cohort of 657 461 children born in 1999 –2010, no association between the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism was observed. Despite this, it is unclear whether increasing medical evidence and facts about the lack of association between the MMR vaccination and autism will have beneficial impact in easing the minds of p arents and preventing unnecessary deaths. Prior to the availability of a measles vaccination in 1963, the majority of children contracted measles by the age of 15. Approximately 3–4 million US citizens were infected annually, with about 400–500 deaths, 48 000 hospital...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cases of new China virus spike over the weekend
Coronavirus spreads outside of Wuhan city Related items fromOnMedica Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs NHS staff, patients and parents urged to get flu vaccine Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Pneumonia guidelines might raise death rate (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey
Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state ’s most powerful elected leaders. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tracey Tully, Sharon Otterman and Jan Hoffman Tags: Freedom of Religion Law and Legislation State Legislatures Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Private and Sectarian Schools Measles Jews and Judaism Parenting Agudath Israel of America American Academy of Pediatrics Source Type: news

Financial Penalty May Lead To Better Vaccination Rates, Study Shows
BOSTON (CBS) — Routine childhood vaccines are often required for entry into school, but does making vaccines mandatory actually improve immunization rates? And what if families had to pay a penalty for failing to vaccinate? A new study in the journal Pediatrics aimed to answer these questions. Researchers looked at 29 European countries and found those that legally mandate vaccinations for measles and pertussis or whooping cough, for example, had higher vaccination rates than countries that did not mandate them. In countries with mandatory vaccination that did not allow families to opt-out for religious or other non-...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- Mandatory vaccination is associated with increased vaccination coverage for measles and pertussis as well as reduced measles incidence in Europe, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Pediatrics. Olivia M. Vaz,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measles – Gaza Strip
From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%). Of the confirmed cases, forty-nine cases (40%) were hospitalized, 12 were among health care workers, and seventy-five (60%) were males. Gaza Strip has an estimated population of 1.99 million (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics-2019). In addition, of the confirmed cases, 57 cases (46%) were un-vaccinated, of which 28 (23%) were among infants between 6 months to one year old, and 29 (23%) among age groups higher than 30 years old. Between 2009 a...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – occupied Palestinian territory
From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%). Of the confirmed cases, forty-nine cases (40%) were hospitalized, 12 were among health care workers, and seventy-five (60%) were males. Gaza Strip has an estimated population of 1.99 million (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics-2019). In addition, of the confirmed cases, 57 cases (46%) were un-vaccinated, of which 28 (23%) were among infants between 6 months to one year old, and 29 (23%) among age groups higher than 30 years old. Between 2009 a...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

RCPCH demands urgent action on air quality
Air pollution single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, especially for children and deprived communities Related items fromOnMedica Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB Fewer lung symptoms in children as air pollution levels drop Texting can improve flu jab uptake (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

After a Measles Scare, Seattle Cracks Down on Vaccine Compliance
At a time when states and school districts are trying to increase vaccination rates, an aggressive strategy in Seattle appears to be paying off. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Baker Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Measles Education (K-12) Seattle (Wash) Washington (State) Source Type: news

About 750 Seattle Students Will Be Excluded From School Because of Incomplete Vaccination Records
About 750 Seattle students won’t be allowed to attend school on Wednesday because they haven’t updated their vaccination records. The policy is a result of a new Washington state law that limited exemptions for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, requiring that students be fully vaccinated or be in the process of completing immunizations in order to attend school. The law, which followed a measles outbreak in the state, prohibits families from using personal or philosophical reasons to avoid the MMR vaccine. It still allows for exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Wednesday marks the deadline...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized vaccines washington Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: World's Biggest Measles Outbreak in DR Congo Kills Thousands
[Deutsche Welle] The deadly virus has killed nearly three times as many people in the Democratic Republic of Congo as any Ebola outbreak. It's preventable with a vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Penn study paves way for new vaccines to protect infants against infections
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new Penn Medicine study puts researchers within closer reach of vaccines that can protect infants against infections by overcoming a mother's antibodies, which are known to shut down immune defenses initiated by conventional vaccines. That hurdle largely explains why vaccinations for infectious diseases like influenza and measles not given until six to 12 months of age. Findings from the preclinical study were published online today in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

GPs are dealing with growing flu rates
GP consultation rates rise to 19 per 100,000 Related items fromOnMedica European countries losing fight against measles Debate over mandatory MMR vaccination Flu activity appears to be nearing its peak Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers Patients often avoid vaccinations due to fear of side effects (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech keen to revive Rs 600 crore TN vaccine complex
With a planned annual capacity of 585 million, the project proposed to make pentavalent, or five-in-one, combination vaccine, BCG vaccine, and vaccines to prevent measles, hepatitis B, human rabies, Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b) and Japanese encephalitis (JE) in the first phase, which was to be commissioned by 2010. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa Ends State of Emergency Over Measles
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- Slowing infection rates and a surge in vaccinations have prompted the South Pacific island of Samoa to end a six-week state of emergency over a measles outbreak, the BBC reported Sunday. More than 5,600 people were infected... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Samoa Lifts State of Emergency After Deadly Measles Epidemic
The Pacific island nation will reopen schools after a measles epidemic killed 81 people, many of them children and babies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabella Kwai Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Samoa Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC - Fighting Measles in Ebola-Affected Areas
[MSF] Dr. Nicolas Peyraud, a Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vaccination referent, has just returned from several assignments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he helped to set up measles vaccination campaigns in collaboration with UNICEF and the Congolese Ministry of Health. In areas also affected by the Ebola o utbreak, providing care for children suffering from with measles and vaccinating those at risk of contracting the disease pose additional challenges fo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors warn of dangers of button batteries in Christmas toys
Around two children die in the UK every year after swallowing batteries Related items fromOnMedica Vulnerable children treated like ‘parcels’ NHS review recommends making childhood vaccination more 'convenient' for parents Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication Measles warning as vaccination rates fall CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Measles vaccination rates rise 4% after California law limits exemptions, study finds
Researchers found that a California law passed in 2016 that eliminated non-medial exemptions for receiving the measles vaccine increased childhood vaccination rates in the state by an average of more than 4 percent. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Why My Baby?’: How Measles Robbed Samoa of Its Young
When the virus arrived on its shores, the Pacific island nation was grievously unprepared. It had left the door to contagion wide open, and thousands of children have suffered. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabella Kwai and Matthew Abbott Tags: Samoa Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Kennedy, Robert F Jr Australia Source Type: news

Significant safety issues for children on long-term ventilation at home, say researchers
In nearly half of officially reported incidents in England and Wales, child came to harm, analysis shows Related items fromOnMedica Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri County Grapples With Shortage of Measles Vaccine
[Nation] Nyeri County is grappling with a shortage of measles vaccine that is usually offered for free in government hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Strict Vaccine Law Stumbles in N.J. Legislature
There were not enough votes in the State Senate to end religious exemptions to vaccine requirements for all students. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sharon Otterman and Tracey Tully Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Freedom of Religion State Legislatures New Jersey Jews and Judaism Law and Legislation Measles Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Children aren't getting vaccinated before international travel
U.S. children who travel abroad are not getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before they travel to protect them from ongoing measles outbreaks, says a recent study. This leaves the children vulnerable to the highly infectious disease, which has made a resurgence in the U.S. after being eliminated in 2000. Most of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

WHO measles statistics: These five countries have the most cases, but the U.S. is struggling with the disease, too.
Vaccination rates for the illness have stagnated worldwide for nearly 10 years, the World Health Organization says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The top 10 bombshell VACCINE stories of 2019
(Natural News) There are few subjects more controversial right now than that of vaccination. Thanks to one hysterical mainstream media story after the other declaring a measles outbreak with multiple deaths somewhere in the world, people who have valid questions about the health risks and potential long-term effects of vaccinations have been vilified by many.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon: Measles Vaccination Team Attacked, Motives Questioned
[VOA] Members of measles vaccination teams in southern Cameroon have been attacked and beaten by locals who say the serums triggered side effects that sent 12 children to local hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Samoa Says Almost 90% of People Vaccinated Against Measles After Deadly Outbreak Samoa Says Almost 90% of People Vaccinated Against Measles After Deadly Outbreak
Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. Children Not Getting MMR Vaccine Before Int'l Travel U.S. Children Not Getting MMR Vaccine Before Int'l Travel
Even with measles outbreaks common in many parts of the world, doctors and parents are often not opting to have children vaccinated before international travel, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Less than half of pediatric travelers who are eligible for pretravel measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination are vaccinated during pretravel consultation, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against Measles
Title: Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against MeaslesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

U.S. kids not getting measles shots before international travel
(Reuters Health) - Even with measles outbreaks common in many parts of the world, doctors and parents are often not opting to have children vaccinated before international travel, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. territory of American Samoa to begin mass measles vaccination this week
Health officials in the U.S. territory of American Samoa say they will begin mass measles vaccinations beginning Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Majority of U.S. kids traveling overseas don't receive measles vaccine
Less than half of all American children traveling internationally are vaccinated against measles prior to departure, even as many countries across the globe are grappling with ongoing outbreaks of the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news