The Checkup: The War to End All Measles
Young people who went to war 100 years ago often died from what are now preventable childhood diseases. We can try to keep today ’ s children a little safer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Measles Mumps Children and Childhood Preventive Medicine Vaccination and Immunization World War I (1914-18) Parenting Source Type: news

Indonesia is set to face a measles epidemic after Muslim clerics declared its vaccine 'sinful'
Vaccinations rates in Indonesia against measles and rubella have plummeted from the recommended 95 per cent to as low as just eight per cent. Gelatine is added as a stabiliser to vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

InDevR's VaxArray platform to tackle measles-Rubella vaccines
(InDevR, Inc.) InDevR announced today that it will pursue proof of concept development for new VaxArray potency assays for measles (M) and rubella vaccines sponsored by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. The long-term objective is to create in vitro measles and rubella potency assays in order to deliver high quality MR vaccines to market faster and with lower production costs. The project will leverage the multiplexed VaxArray platform, which was first developed and validated for more efficient potency testing of influenza vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Israel prompts warning in New York
Measles has been diagnosed in 17 children in the Orthodox Jewish community in the Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Health stated Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muslim concern about vaccine fuels Thai measles outbreak
Health authorities in Thailand are racing to contain a measles outbreak in the country's southern provinces, where 14 deaths and more than 1,500 cases have been reported since September (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreak sparks warning from Polish health officials
Polish health officials are calling on people to vaccinate themselves and their children after a number of cases of measles were reported in the region around Warsaw (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease
Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Don't believe the 'social media fake news' about vaccines, says England's top doctor
Professor Dame Sally Davies' comments come on the 30th anniversary of the vaccine being introduced, and following a summer of measles outbreaks across Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatal measles case highlights importance of herd immunity in protecting the vulnerable
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Last year, a 26-year-old man receiving treatment for leukemia went to a Swiss hospital's emergency room with a fever, a sore throat, and a cough, and was admitted. His condition worsened, and 17 days later, he died from severe complications of measles. The man's weakened immune system was unable to fight off the disease, even though he was vaccinated against measles as a child. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rubella is eliminated in Australia as the disease prompts a travel warning for Japan
Australia has eliminated rubella, a disease also known as German measles that's already been eliminated in the Americas and across much of Europe, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s what happened after California got rid of personal belief exemptions for childhood vaccines
Health authorities in California have more power to insist that a dog is vaccinated against rabies than to ensure that a child enrolled in public school is vaccinated against measles.That ’s just one of the frustrations faced by health officials in the first year after California did away with... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

MPs call for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance
They call on government and industry to develop new classes of antibiotics Related items fromOnMedica GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise Quadrivalent HPV jab cleared of causal link to MS Doctors warn of rising rates of fungal resistance BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Global measles deaths reach historic low (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Measles Outbreak - Two People Dead, 300 Infected in Mandera
[Nation] At least two people have died of measles and 313 other cases have been reported in Mandera County since February when the disease was first detected, according to the county's health department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

17 people fall ill with measles in New York after people return from a trip to Israel with the virus
After several people returned from Israel, which is in the throes of a major measles outbreak, six people in Brooklyn and 11 in Rockland County have fallen sick - all in Hasidic Jewish communities (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel or trade in and out of the DRC. But depending on the conclusion of Wednesday’s eme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not constitute an international public health emergency, but stressed in a statement that it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation. The emergency meeting, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, was called about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Uganda:Measles Outbreak Hits Amuru, Omoro Districts
[Monitor] Amuru District health officials have confirmed a measles outbreak in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How vampire bats are supporting virus research
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) A new research project underway at Charit é -- Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin is investigating how, and under what conditions, viruses can persist inside the body and remain capable of triggering new infections. As part of this endeavor, the researchers are studying the nature of virus-host interactions in vampire bats with a new type of Morbillivirus, the genus of viruses to which the human measles virus belongs. The project is being funded by the Human Frontier Science Program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. working to halt spread of diseases from Venezuela
The United States is working with governments across Latin America to help prevent the spread of diseases like diphtheria and measles from Venezuela as refugees flee the chaotic country, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

International Symposium on Mesothelioma to Focus on Immunotherapy
The eighth annual International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Saturday at UCLA will reflect the rapidly evolving philosophy on future treatment of this rare cancer. Change is coming. The Symposium, which was first held in 2011 to help bring awareness to lung-sparing surgery, will highlight groundbreaking discoveries and the latest advances in immunotherapy and gene therapy — believed to be the future of cancer care. The longtime chemotherapy and surgery standard-of-care routine is fading. The symposium at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles will help explain why. “There ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Long Do I Retain Immunity?
Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Mumps Measles Tetanus Smallpox Viruses Vaccination and Immunization Diphtheria Infections Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: Should your child be given the MMR vaccine as measles cases soar
MEASLES is making a resurgence throughout Europe, as cases of the once eradicated disease skyrocket amid anti-vaccination popularity. One of the best ways to combat the spread is to ensure your child is given the MMR vaccine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles: Is the MMR vaccine safe? Dr Ranj reveals how to avoid ‘severe consequences’
MEASLES is a highly infectious viral illness which can result in serious complications, including fatality. The MMR vaccine can prevent measles, mumps ad rubella, but is it safe? Dr Ranj Singh issued his advice on This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood vaccine uptake slumps in England
MMR coverage at lowest level since 2011 Related items fromOnMedica Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak Public Health Wales renews call for parents to take children for MMR jab GPs in catch-up campaign to target a million children with MMR Measles immunity fades sooner in babies of vaccinated mothers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Take-up of MMR vaccine falls for fourth year in a row in England
Proportion of children being immunised down to 91.2% as experts warn of measles riskThe proportion of children in England getting immunised for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) has fallen for the fourth year in a row, as uptake for a further nine out of the 12 routine vaccinations has dropped, figures show.Related:Resurgence of deadly measles blamed on low MMR vaccination ratesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Medical research NHS Microbiology Children Science Society Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug For Hepatitis A And Measles Exposure
GamaSTAN ®, is the only immune globulin product available in the United States to protect against hepatitis A virus (HAV) and measles after exposure, the company said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Healthcare cuts 'strongly linked' to the resurgence of measles
(Bocconi University) Studies show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the 'spread of anti-scientific theories' can be blamed. However, a new study in the European Journal of Public Health shows that cuts in public health expenditure also play an important role, with measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage decreasing 0.5 percentage points for each 1 percent expenditure cut (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Immune Globulin for Measles, Hep A, Exposure FDA Clears New Immune Globulin for Measles, Hep A, Exposure
GamaSTAN (immune globulin [human]) is for prophylaxis following exposure to hepatitis A and prevention of measles in susceptible individuals exposed fewer than 6 days previously.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Southwest Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Measles
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- Passengers and crew on four Southwest Airlines flights within Texas in late August are being notified that they may have been exposed to measles. Officials said a passenger who took the four flights over two days was later... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How opposition to vaccines caused a measles outbreak in Europe
A measles outbreak in Europe this summer is due to a lack of immunization, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers say that Russian trolls posting misinformation on vaccines are part of the problem. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

Two Airplane Health Scares This Week Were Linked to People Returning From the Hajj in Mecca
A pair of airline health scares this week were related to the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, officials say. Eleven people were treated at a New York City hospital after reports of sick passengers and crew on an Emirates flight from Dubai on Wednesday. The next day, a total of 12 passengers on two flights into Philadelphia International Airport showed flu-like symptoms. “Overall, the common thread is influenza A cases in returning Hajj pilgrims,” Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) spokesman Benjamin Haynes told TIME. The hajj, an annual pilgrimage for practicing Muslims, this year reportedly drew more than 2 milli...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Travel Source Type: news

Two Airplane Health Scares Last Week Were Linked to People Returning From the Hajj in Mecca
A pair of airline health scares last week were related to the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, officials say. Eleven people were treated at a New York City hospital after reports of sick passengers and crew on an Emirates flight from Dubai on Wednesday. The next day, a total of 12 passengers on two flights into Philadelphia International Airport showed flu-like symptoms. “Overall, the common thread is influenza A cases in returning Hajj pilgrims,” Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) spokesman Benjamin Haynes told TIME. The hajj, an annual pilgrimage for practicing Muslims, this year reportedly drew more than 2 milli...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Travel Source Type: news

Passengers on 4 Southwest Flights May Have Been Exposed to Measles
A Texas resident sick with measles may have exposed passengers on four Southwest Airlines flights to the highly contagious virus, officials said. The individual took flights connecting through Houston’s Hobby Airport on Aug. 21 and 22, the Houston Health Department announced Thursday. The passenger was diagnosed with measles after traveling, a Southwest representative told TIME, but health department said the person was contagious at the time of the flights. Southwest is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to notify passengers on four flights of the possible exposure, the airline said. T...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Texas Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Southwest Airlines Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Measles Passengers and crew on four Southwest Airlines flights within Texas in late... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Formulation of HepA Immune Globulin
(MedPage Today) -- Product also offers post-exposure prophylaxis against measles (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recent measles case in Santa Monica sheds light on risk of outbreak
The recent news about an international tourist with measles who visited Santa Monica raised anew concerns about the potential for an outbreak of the disease, which has been all but eradicated in the United States.Measles remains endemic in many parts of the world, including popular tourist destinations in parts of Western Europe, and travelers need to be aware of the risks posed by the highly contagious disease. In the Santa Monica case, the traveler had visited several restaurants and hotels in Santa Monica from Aug. 8-10.UCLA HealthDr. Deborah Lehman“Measles is one of the most contagious disease we have, and the co...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxer nurse fired for Facebook post about measles patient
Texas Children's Hospital in Houston fired a nurse who posted about a measles patient in an anti-vaxxer Facebook group and saying she thought of exposing her child to a sample of the infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Europe outbreak: Why are people rejecting vaccines? Why you SHOULD get injections
MEASLES has made a resurgence in Europe recently as the nasty disease tears through the continent, killing the vulnerable as it comes. Why are people rejecting vaccines for the disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxer nurse in Texas suspended after saying she thought about giving her son measles
An anti-vaxxer nurse at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston allegedly considered infecting her own 13-year-old son with measles after encountering the city's first child with the illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why does Europe suddenly have measles?
Until recently, the prospect of measles elimination in developed countries seemed reasonable. But the number of cases in Europe soared this year and in 2017. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The Vaccination Debacle
This year's measles outbreak in Europe necessitates a serious discussion about vaccinations and the need for a scientific analysis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julian Vigo, Contributor Source Type: news

Why is there a measles outbreak in Europe?
Thirty-seven deaths have been recorded from the disease already this year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pro-vaccine media goes full conspiracy theory; claims "the Russians" are running anti-vaccine campaigns to try to kill off America with measles
(Natural News) Just when you thought conspiracy theories about “the Russians” couldn’t get any more insane, the corporate-controlled media is now pushing a whole new conspiracy theory about the Russians. According to practically every corporate news outlet in the world, “Russian trolls are responsible for much of the social media activity around vaccines.” Even worse,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian trolls and Twitter bots are driving the global anti-vaxxer movement online, study reveals
Vaccination rates are falling, measles rates are surging and arguments about the shots rage on social media, thanks to Twitter bots and Russian trolls a George Washington University study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Is Returning to a Range of Places —But Not for the Same Reasons
By now, measles ought to be optional. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 40,000 cases of measles–including 37 deaths–across Europe in just the first six months of 2018. That’s a huge jump: in all of last year, there were 23,927 cases, and only 5,273 the year before. More than half of those 2018 cases were found in Ukraine, while six other countries (Serbia, France, Ital...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

Measles cases hit record high in the European Region
This announcement from the World Health Organisation outlines how over 41,000 children and adults in the WHO European Region have been infected with measles in the first 6 months of 2018. The total number for this period far exceeds the 12-month totals reported for every other year this decade. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Is Returning to a Range of Places — But Not for the Same Reasons
By now, measles ought to be optional. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 40,000 cases of measles–including 37 deaths–across Europe in just the first six months of 2018. That’s a huge jump: in all of last year, there were 23,927 cases, and only 5,273 the year before. More than half of those 2018 cases were found in Ukraine, while six other countries (Serbia, France, Ital...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

Measles vaccine: Do adults need to get it? Latest advice as outbreak hits Europe
MEASLES vaccine, known as the MMR vaccine, is the best form of protection against the virus. The jab is long-lasting and routinely given to babies and pre-schoolers, but do adults need to get the vaccine, particularly with the current outbreak in Europe? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news