Temple University Mumps Outbreak Swells to 74 Cases
(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Wednesday there are 15 confirmed cases and 59 probable cases, all but three of them in Philadelphia. Probable diagnoses indicate a person showing mumps-like symptoms. The city says the numbers reported this year are high compared with those in past years; 54 cases were reported in 2010. Students who may be infected should limit contact with others and seek medical care. Mumps is a viral infection that involves swollen glands. The Centers for Di...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Education Infectious Disease onetime Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Province launching measles immunization program in B.C. schools
The Ministry of Health is rolling out an immunization program in schools beginning in April to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Tech's fight against anti-vaccine content prompts free speech debate
Doctors are questioning whether big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google share the blame for an alarming rise in unvaccinated kids. The percentage of young children who have not received any vaccinations has quadrupled since 2001. It coincides with hundreds of cases of measles reported in the U.S. Public health experts worry parents are opting out of vaccines after finding faulty science online. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stunning: Vaccines cause 4 to 5 times WORSE outcomes for measles, scientific study reveals
(Natural News) The issue of vaccination is currently under the spotlight as never before. Proponents of vaccines insist that they save lives and provide what is known as “herd immunity” – the idea that if enough people are vaccinated against a disease the entire community will be protected. Those opposed to vaccines have serious concerns... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Accounts for Highest Burden of Measles Globally - WHO
[This Day] Maiduguri -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lamented that Nigeria accounts for the highest case of measles on the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak -- California, March 2018 Measles Outbreak -- California, March 2018
This report tracks the course of a recent measles outbreak in six patients, all of whom had parents who had chosen not to vaccinate them during childhood.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Russian speakers hardest-hit by measles in Washington as myths fly
Russian-speakers in Washington have the lowest vaccination rates in the state, and insular communities help anti-vaccination myths spread, paving the way for the measles outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles and Vaccine Hesitancy: AAP Responds Measles and Vaccine Hesitancy: AAP Responds
Dr Kyle Yasuda, AAP president, discusses the organization's response to anti-vaccine messages spreading on social media.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Stronger action urged against homeopathic products touted as alternatives to vaccines
Health Canada's recent warning that homeopathic remedies are not an alternative to vaccines doesn't go far enough to prevent the damage the products could do as the country fights off a resurgence of measles, doctors and health policy experts say.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: 1,100 Measles Deaths Are More About Money Than 'Vaccine Hesitancy'
[IRIN] Antananarivo -In a healthcare centre in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo nine-year-old Faneva inches his arm forward. The nurse disinfects his skin before inserting the needle. A few seconds later, it's all over. The young boy smiles in relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can't go back to school
A federal judge has turned down a request to let more than 40 unvaccinated children return to classes in a suburban New York school, while there's a measles outbreak in the area. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Continue to Rise in US Measles Cases Continue to Rise in US
Measles outbreaks have been reported in six states, and confirmed cases have been reported in 12 others, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Measles being spread by VACCINATED children, research confirms
(Natural News) Mainstream media reports are brimming with condemnation against parents who make the informed decision not to vaccinate their children, claiming that unvaccinated individuals are directly responsible for triggering the handful of recent measles “outbreaks” that have been reported across the United States. But studies show that it’s actually the vaccinated “herd,” in many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The parents of more than three dozen unvaccinated kids want them back in school. A judge said no.
Across New York, there have been more than 300 confirmed measles cases, but the parents still believe the exclusion order is causing them and their children "irreparable harm.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reis Thebault Source Type: news

Sudan: Darfur - Measles, Dysentery, Pneumonia, and Eye Infections Spreading Fast in Jebel Marra
[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -The Sudan Liberation Movement headed by Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) has renewed its appeal to local, regional, and international organisations to intervene to save the lives of people living in Jebel Marra against rapidly spreading measles, dysentery, pneumonia, and eye infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New York Judge Rules Unvaccinated Students Can ’t Go Back to Class
A federal judge in New York denied a request that would have allowed 44 unvaccinated children to return to school on Wednesday. Citing an “unprecedented measles outbreak,” District Court Judge Vincent Briccetti said the parents had failed to demonstrate “that public interest weighs in favor of granting an injunction,” according to the Rockland/Westchester Journal News. Last December, amid a measles outbreak, public health officials in Rockland County took the bold step of banning unvaccinated kids from the classroom at schools with less than 95% vaccination rates. The parents from the Green Meadow W...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight public health Source Type: news

Judge keeps unvaccinated students from New York school
A federal judge in New York has jumped into the simmering debate over measles vaccinations. With cases rising, he barred 50 unvaccinated students from attending a private school for at least three weeks. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The parents of more than 40 unvaccinated kids want them back in school, now. A judge said no.
Across New York, there have been more than 300 confirmed measles cases, but the parents still believe the exclusion order is causing them and their children "irreparable harm.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reis Thebault Source Type: news

Your Patient Bucks Parents on Vaccine Request. Now What?
With a growing number of measles cases being reported, some children of vaccine-resistant parents are seeking immunizations. Julie Graves, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., looks at the challenges and opportunities the situation presents. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: The Republic of Congo Starts Vaccinating 2.2 Million Children Against Measles and Rubella
[WHO] BRAZZAVILLE - March 5, 2019. Under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Congo, His Excellency Denis SASSOU NGUESSO, the Government of Congo launched today a measles and rubella vaccination campaign, which aims to provide protection to more than 2.2 million children. This campaign, which targets boys and girls aged 9 months to 14 years will cover 43% of the country's population and will also include Vitamin A supplementation and mebendazole deworming for children aged 9 to 59 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school
A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctors move clinics to carparks in wake of measles
Clinics held in car parks and other outside spaces in New Zealand in attempt to reduce spread of disease Related items fromOnMedica Quadrivalent HPV jab cleared of causal link to MS Improve uptake of MMR jab to meet WHO target Vaccination plea as measles outbreak continues GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise MPs call for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Measles cases soar again - nearly eclipsing 2018's total
At least 228 cases of measles have been reported in the US this year, and that figure is steadily rising, the CDC warned today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big-City Health Officials Talk Opioid, Measles Epidemics
(MedPage Today) -- More funding needed to make a dent in these problems, they say (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

228 Measles Cases Already in 2019: CDC
Measles was once nearly eradicated in the United States, but the emergence of the "anti-vaxxer" movement may be allowing the highly contagious disease to stage a comeback, experts say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Need to Be Vaccinated? Try Your Local Pharmacy
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- Vaccines are big news in the United States these days. Measles outbreaks in unvaccinated clusters around the country have highlighted the importance of immunization, reviving debate over whether vaccines should be required... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: 228 Measles Cases Already in 2019
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- The number of measles cases in the United States increased by 22 since last week and now stands at 228, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in an update. New Hampshire -- with one patient as of March 1... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Without Vaccine, Hundreds of Children Die in Madagascar Measles Outbreak Without Vaccine, Hundreds of Children Die in Madagascar Measles Outbreak
Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar's famed sun soaked beaches.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Measles Diagnosis Is Confirmed in New Hampshire. Now, 12 States Have Cases of the Disease
A new measles diagnosis has been reported in New Hampshire, bringing the number of states with confirmed cases of the disease to a dozen. As of Mar. 7, 228 measles cases in 12 states have been confirmed so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest numbers. Outbreaks have been particularly severe in Washington and New York states. The sick person in New Hampshire reportedly contracted measles while traveling abroad, as the CDC says is often the case. The international traveler also took a bus from Boston to Manchester, N.H. in late February, WCAX reports. No measles case...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

A Measles Diagnosis Is Confirmed in New Hampshire. Now, At Least 12 States Have Cases of the Disease
A new measles diagnosis has been reported in New Hampshire, bringing the number of states with confirmed cases of the disease to at least a dozen. As of Mar. 7, 228 measles cases in 12 states have been confirmed so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest numbers. Outbreaks have been particularly severe in Washington and New York states. The sick person in New Hampshire reportedly contracted measles while traveling abroad, as the CDC says is often the case. The international traveler also took a bus from Boston to Manchester, N.H. in late February, WCAX reports. No mea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

At least 228 measles cases have been reported in the US this year, CDC says
At least 228 cases of measles have been reported since January 1 in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Orthodox Jews in New York were the hardest hit in measles outbreak
Measles cases in NY have been concentrated among children from Orthodox Jews. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here's what Big Pharma and the CDC acknowledge about the HARMFUL side effects of vaccines
(Natural News) The number of vaccinations mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has risen sharply in recent decades. These medical interventions are touted as full-proof solutions to many previously common “childhood” illnesses, including measles, mumps and chicken pox, as well as more serious diseases like polio and smallpox. As dependence on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in New Zealand's Canterbury widens to 20
Thousands of vaccines are being delivered to health centers in New Zealand's Canterbury district as a measles outbreak has widened to 20 confirmed cases with health officials warning the number is expected to rise over the coming days and weeks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

It's not just measles: Mumps, whooping cough and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the US
She walked into the emergency room with an infant in her arms. "My baby, please help my baby," she said between sobs. I followed her into the room and asked what her baby's name was and whether I could hold her. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Young Boy Spent 47 Days In an ICU and Racked Up $800,000 in Medical Costs Because He Wasn ’t Vaccinated Against Tetanus
A young boy in Oregon spent 47 days in an intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in more than $800,000 in medical costs, because he was not vaccinated against tetanus, according to a case study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case study co-author Dr. Carl Eriksson, an assistant professor of pediatric critical care at Oregon Health & Science University, who was involved in the boy’s treatment, wrote in an email to TIME that severe tetanus cases are very rare in the U.S., where vaccination effectively prevents such conditions. The boy’s illness was Oregon’s first pediat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

2019 is shaping up to be the worst year for measles since ’90s, CDC data show
More than 200 cases of measles were confirmed in the United States in the first two months of the year, with outbreaks occurring in 11 states, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The206 cases in January and February represent the highest year-to-date number... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Ingraham Source Type: news

Two passengers contracted measles on an international flight to San Francisco
Measles outbreaks are plaguing a number of countries across the globe, and unvaccinated Americans who travel to foreign countries may contract and bring back the contagious virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren ’t Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren ’t Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccin...
Source: TIME: Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents Highlight Facts on Vaccine Safety in Light of Measles Outbreaks
The current measles outbreaks in the United States and elsewhere are being fueled by misinformation about the safety of vaccines. To help counter such misinformation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine created a website that provides clear, concise, and evidence-based answers to questions about vaccine safety and other commonly asked questions about health and science. The evidence base includes a number of our studies examining vaccine access, safety, scheduling, and possible side effects. Our work has validated that the science is clear— vaccines are extremely safe. Read full message from...
Source: News from the National Academies - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

2.6M kids at risk as measles cases spike in the Philippines
More people have died from measles in the Philippines so far this year than in all of 2018, with experts warning about 2.6 million children remain at risk in the country. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: It's Not Just Measles; Pharma's Prison CEO; Frankenfood Regs
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Without vaccine, hundreds of children die in Madagascar measles outbreak
Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar's famed sun soaked beaches. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak: 1 Student Got 21 Others Sick
The city ’ s Department of Health had issued an order requiring schools to prohibit unvaccinated students from attending. A yeshiva in Brooklyn ignored it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER PAGER Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Parenting Jews and Judaism Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) Levine, Mark D Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg American Medical Assn Yeshiva Kehilath Yako Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why and when your children should be vaccinated
Ensuring your child gets a flu shot is important to prevent the flu. It's also important to make sure your child is up to date on?immunizations?with all of the recommended childhood vaccines which prevent serious diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/ReIcJedkViY Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxer's adult son contracts measles and says parents today have 'no excuse' to not vaccinate
Joshua Neris, 30, from Chicago, Illinois, contracted measles in May 2016 while attending his sister's graduation. He learned while he was at the hospital that he wasn't vaccinated as a child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook announces plan to 'tackle vaccine misinformation'
In the midst of measles outbreaks and growing calls from health experts to stem the tide of misinformation about vaccines, Facebook announced on Thursday that it would reduce the visibility of anti-vaccination posts and reject ads that include such content. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Anti-Vaxxers' Son Who Got Measles Speaks Out
The man ended up in isolation at a hospital and at one point became so weak that he couldn't walk without assistance. He lost 25 pounds and it took months for him to fully recover. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles: Greater Manchester reports recent spike in confirmed cases
Doctors urge people to vaccinate themselves and their children against measles after a rise in cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news