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Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike
Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccination target met for the first time
The proportion of eligible children receiving their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday has met the World Health Organisation target of 95% for the first time in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccine industry celebrates Disneyland measles outbreak operation as a huge success, seeks to model similar outbreaks for more fear propaganda
(Natural News) There’s nothing quite as effective as a good outbreak story to keep the masses in line when it comes to vaccines. While resistance to vaccine mandates and the CDC’s vaccination schedule have been steadily growing in recent years, there is no doubt that the mainstream media can manipulate an outbreak story very effectively... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest fall in English MMR coverage by age two 'of concern'
Coverage of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine by children ’s second birthday has decreased in 2016-17 for the third year in a row in England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccine: 'I cheated my daughter'
Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes
(St. Michael's Hospital) India has avoided about 1 million deaths of children under age five since 2005, driven by significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus and measles, according to new research published today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a ‘Rights Issue’
When Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks about the importance of universal health coverage, he often brings up the story of his younger brother who died from a common disease—possibly measles—when they were both children. “We were living under the same roof, even sharing a bed,” said Dr. Tedros (as he prefers to be called) during an interview moderated by TIME on Sept. 17. “He died. I survived. It was just luck. Why do we allow this to happen?” Though he’s held his role for less than three months, Tedros has made it...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized dr. tedros Health Care health coverage Social Good Summit Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus UNGA United Nations General Assembly Universal Health Coverage what is universal health care what is universal health coverage World H Source Type: news

Nigeria: 33 Million Children for Measles Vaccination Campaign
[Daily Trust] Health workers are to vaccinate at least 33 million children aged between nine months and five years against measles in a campaign starting this October, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles - Nigeria Has Highest Number of Children in the World Not Immunised - Unicef
[Premium Times] The incidence of measles among children under the age of five increased more than two-fold in the northern part of Nigeria between 2014 and 2016, a survey has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Results OK, Not Great in NYC Hospitals' Mystery Patient Drills
(MedPage Today) -- 39% mishandled at least one simulated measles or MERS case (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles - Millions of Children At Risk As 33 States Yet to Pay Counterpart Funds
[Daily Trust] States that do not pay their counterpart funds by tomorrow (Friday, September 15) will not participate in the upcoming Measles Vaccination Campaign, the FG has said. So far only four states have released theirs, while eight others have approved but yet to release the money. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India, Indonesia far behind in measles vaccination: WHO
Together they account for 91 per cent of unvaccinated children in the region, with India alone accounting for 67 per cent of the children missing immunisation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Third MMR Dose Can Help Prevent Mumps During Outbreaks (FREE)
By the Editors A third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine helped prevent mumps infection during an outbreak at the University of Iowa in 2015 –16, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health officials mark milestone in measles outbreak
Measles outbreak was state's largest in decades, with one community especially hard hit (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minnesota health officials to make announcement about measles
State Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger among others will make announcement Friday and recognize partners who helped stop it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Herbal Defense Against Viral Infections
[Guardian] Re-emerging infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, yellow fever, Ebola, measles, chicken pox, small pox, Dengue fever, viral hepatitis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), polio, cold and influenza virus, among others are posing fresh threat to human existence. Unfortunately, conventional medicines are failing: the pathogens have developed resistance to the drugs-of-choice. But researchers have in experimental models treated these deadly bugs with combination of local herbs and spices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Somalia: WHO Calls for Urgent Support to Combat Measles Outbreak
[Shabelle] WHO and its health partners urgently need support in response to a measles outbreak in Somalia, according to a press release. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk MMRV Vaccination Does Not Increase Febrile Seizure Risk
Giving the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine as the second dose of measles-containing vaccine does not appear to increase the risk of febrile seizures, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Blood-filtering organs fight infections that enter through the skin
(Penn State) New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses like Zika, dengue and measles, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The innate immune system is the body's first line of defense, providing broad protection as opposed to the specific immune system which targets the specific threat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Thousands Dead in Somali Disease Outbreaks
[Shabelle] MORE than 200 people have died after raging outbreaks of cholera and measles in drought-stricken Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles immunity gaps and the progress towards elimination: a multi-country modelling analysis
This modelling analysis found that susceptibility to measles was 3% in the UK. Reviewing vaccination history of school leavers and offering vaccination at time of school leaving was suggested as a convenient strategy for filling immunity gaps among adolescents and young adults. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles - 140 Cases Reported in Taraba - Official
[Premium Times] About 140 cases of measles have been reported across 10 local governments in Taraba state, an official said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 140 Cases of Measles Reported in Taraba - Official
[Vanguard] One hundred and forty cases of measles have been reported across 10 local governments in Taraba, according to its Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Romania fights worst outbreak of measles for decades
New law designed to boost falling vaccination rate expected as more than 30 die (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO and partners take on malaria: the top killer in north-eastern Nigeria
Following more than 8 years of conflict in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, some 3.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and all are at risk for malaria. WHO estimates that every week, around 8500 people are infected with the disease in Borno state. With the high transmission season for malaria lasting through October, WHO expects these numbers will increase. In Borno state, WHO estimates more than half of deaths recorded are currently due to malaria, more than all other causes of death combined, including cholera, measles and hepatitis E. A highly vulnerable population, consisting largely of childre...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: malaria [subject], malaria [subject], African Region [region], Nigeria [country] Source Type: news

Measles Cases Could Triple Even With Just A Small Decline In Vaccinations
Vaccine hesitancy is a major public health concern that needs to be highlighted. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic benefits for catch-up measles vaccination in NZ
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps
Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

MSF Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against Measles in DRC
Teams often travel by motorbike and on foot along narrow forest trails to reach remote areas of of the country.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

DRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against Measles
Press releaseDRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against MeaslesJuly 28, 2017As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the deadly disease during a nine-month campaign by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Romania to pass vaccination law to deal with immunization gaps
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slight Drop In Measles Vaccinations Could Triple Infections In U.S. Kids
Measles is a highly contagious virus that can be serious or even fatal. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Vaccine Study Findings a'Wake-up Call'Measles Vaccine Study Findings a'Wake-up Call '
Further declines in measles vaccine coverage could make the disease endemic again in the United States, the authors warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Small Declines in Measles Vaccination Could Triple the Number of Cases (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Even a small decrease in the measles vaccination rate could lead to a threefold increase in cases, according to a modeling study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Small drop in vaccine rates could cause measles outbreak
About 93 percent of children aged two to 11 years old get the measles vaccine. If this dropped to 88 percent, it could cost the US $2.1million more a year, Stanford researchers warn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All media coverage of "measles outbreaks" is scripted FAKE NEWS to promote vaccine industry interests
(Natural News) We are living under a pharmaceutical dictatorship that spends billions of dollars to systematically bribe medical professionals and influence lawmakers. This industry uses the media and associated press not only to advertise its products but also to influence news stories that scare people into vaccinating for alleged protection against benign illnesses. For example, all media coverage of “measles outbreaks” is really... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slight drop in measles vaccinations could triple infections in U.S. kids
(Reuters Health) - Just a 5 percent decline in measles vaccination rates could triple the number of young children who get infected with the virus in the U.S., according to a study highlighting the risks of parents refusing to vaccinate their kids. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A few vaccine refusers can endanger larger groups, researchers say
While a small percentage of U.S. parents does not vaccinate their children, a study warns even a few such families can trigger a big jump in measles cases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small decline in MMR vaccination rates could have dramatic effect, experts warn
A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations could cause a threefold increase of measles cases, costing the public sector millions, US study showsA small decline in the uptake of vaccines could have a dramatic impact on both public health and the economy, research suggests, as concerns about outbreaks of preventable diseases grow in the US and Europe.The new study reveals that even a 5% drop in uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine among children in the US could result in a threefold increase in measles cases, and cost the public sector millions of dollars.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation MMR Health Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many
MONDAY, July 24, 2017 -- With a small percentage of U.S. parents not vaccinating their children for " non-medical " reasons, a new study warns that even a few such families can trigger a big jump in local measles cases. Based on data collected by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Potential public health, economic consequences of declining childhood vaccination
(The JAMA Network Journals) An article published by JAMA Pediatrics estimates the number of measles cases in U.S. children and the associated economic costs under different scenarios of vaccine hesitancy, which is the delay or refusal to vaccinate based on nonmedical personal beliefs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Traveling to Europe? Protect yourself from this preventable disease
Thousands of cases of measles have been reported in Europe since January 2016, and in the past year at least 35 children have died (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination — Bangladesh, 2000–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC
15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Measles, Traveler's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news