Measles Complications Can Affect Every Organ: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Hepatitis, appendicitis and viral meningitis are among the serious complications that can occur when you get the measles, doctors warn in a new report. The study -- which outlines cases involving three adults who developed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccines can prevent fatal complications from measles, study affirms
Measles may lead to serious, fatal complications not often associated with the disease, a new study finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles is 'even more serious than people realise' doctors warn
The highly contagious infection can lead to deadly complications, three of which were discussed in a report published today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The same media liars who ran total fearmonger stories over the MEASLES nonsense are now claiming the coronavirus pandemic is nothing, and that WE are fearmongers
(Natural News) Every time anybody in America gets the measles, the mass media go into their scripted frenzy, and the vaccine industry pushes out their propaganda via the CDC hub of lies and deception. Get the measles vaccine or catch the measles and die from the measles – that’s the message. Then CNN and WebMD... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atomic structures mapped in measles, mumps, flu and RSV
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University researchers have, for the first time, determined the 3D atomic structure of a key complex in paramyxoviruses, a family of viruses that includes measles, mumps, human parainfluenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Complications of measles can include hepatitis, appendicitis, and viral meningitis, doctors warn
(BMJ) The complications of measles can be many and varied, and more serious than people might realise, doctors have warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports after treating a series of adults with the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in the 2020s
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International Midwives and nurses —like Sellyvine (left) at the women's hospital in Nakuru, Kenya —make up 50% of the health workforce worldwide. They're in the spotlight during 2020 and will play a crucial role in whether their countries can achieve their most ambitious health targets by 2030. Photo by Georgina Goodwin for IntraHealth International.February 14, 2020Every year, we look at the top global health issues coming our way in the next 12 months. But global health is a long game and it’s a brand-new decade, so this year, we’re look...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Infectious Diseases Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Mental Health Noncommunicable Diseases Digital Health Policy Advocacy Gender Equality Nursing Midwifery Youth Midwives N Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Thousands Affected By Measles Outbreak in Five Regions
[Addis Standard] A total of more than 12 thousand cases of measles were reported in 36 zones of 5 regions of Ethiopia in the past 13 months beginning January 2019, according to the UN. "Oromia region bore the brunt of the outbreaks, with 67 per cent of cases, followed by Somali with 21 per cent," the UN added. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

Measles Returns to California for 2020
The new confirmed cases in Los Angeles add to the national count. As of Jan. 31, the CDC has confirmed only five measles cases in five states so far in 2020. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 10, 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

South Sudan: South Sudan Launches a Nationwide Campaign to Protect 2.5 Million Children Against Measles
[WHO] South Sudan launches a nationwide campaign to protect 2.5 million children against measles (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 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

Poorer countries suffer most from global health crises, we need help to handle coronavirus | Dr Claude Posala
Pacific nations, still reeling from a devastating measles outbreak, have watched news out of Wuhan in panicAs Pacific Islanders watched updates about the coronavirus outbreak over the past few weeks, unease soon gave way to panic.Still reeling in shock from ameasles outbreak in Samoa, Pacific Islanders ’ fears were stoked as it became apparent that even large, well-developed countries were struggling to contain the outbreak. Low-resourced settings always suffer the greatest losses in global medical crises and people living in these island nations are not blind to that detail.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dr Claude Posala Tags: Pacific islands Solomon Islands Asia Pacific World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science 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

Africa: Explainer - a History of the Measles Virus and Why It's So Tenacious
[The Conversation Africa] The measles virus has been a part of human life for thousands of years. A recent study suggests that it appeared about 4,000 years ago, originating from a virus affecting livestock. That was also the time when cities were reaching population sizes above 250,000 - enough to keep the virus spreading even though people who have had measles don't ever get it again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health 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

How the new coronavirus differs from SARS, measles and Ebola
Global health officials say they still do not fully understand the virus’s severity or how readily it is transmitted. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb 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

Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. The rapid nature of its origin and speed in transmission reminds us that national security is threatened when ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health 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

Nigeria: Nigeria Activates 3 New Labs for Yellow Fever Testing
[Daily Trust] Three new laboratories on Tuesday officially joined the network of labs for yellow fever, measles and rubella. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health 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

Congo-Kinshasa: Who Calls for Beefed Up Efforts Against Measles Outbreak
[CISA] Kinshasa -The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for more funding to stop the outbreak of measles in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Genetic sequencing of measles suggests a much older history for the virus
Tests on lungs from 1912 say disease may have existed 2,300 years ago. If correct, findings could have implications for maintaining long-neglected archives. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Boston college student with measles may have exposed thousands to the virus
An unidentified student at Northeastern University traveled through Logan International Airport and visited at least 10 businesses in the Boston area, potentially exposing people from January 4-6. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Measles Deaths Exceed 6 000
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE death toll in the world's worst measles epidemic, currently battering the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has surpassed 6 000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Northeastern University student was diagnosed with measles. Health officials say many people may have been exposed
A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles and may have exposed many others to the highly contagious disease, Boston health officials said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A college student in Boston was diagnosed with measles. Health officials say many people may have been exposed
A student at Northeastern University in Boston was diagnosed with measles and may have exposed many others to the highly contagious disease, Boston health officials said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

World's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 in DRC
Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said, describing it as the "world's worst measles epidemic." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo
Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization has said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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: Measles Outbreak Claims 6,000 in DR Congo - WHO
[East African] Kinshasa -More than 6,000 people have died in from the world's worst measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2020 Category: African Health 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