Families are urged to get measles jab before going on holiday
Health officials are worried that Britons will catch measles abroad and bring the illness back to the UK. Many will be shortly heading for southern Europe, where measles rates are very high. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of members of isolated Amazonian tribe have DIED from measles
Local reports state there are 14 Yanomami victims in Brazil and 'well into the double figures' in Venezuela, where the 35,000-strong tribe reside. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Scarlet fever is at 1960s levels
CASES of scarlet fever have soared to the highest levels in almost six decades as measles also continues to spiral, official statistics reveal. Public Health England figures show 26,745 people have been struck down by the ‘Victorian’ disease scarlet fever already this year, after 27 just weeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks across England
Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had two doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cases of 'Victorian' scarlet fever soar to highest levels in 60 years
Public Health England figures show 26,745 have been struck down by scarlet fever already this year, after 27 just weeks. Cases of measles are twice as high as last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- Public health vaccine opposition has been growing in recent years in the United States, and has resulted in measles outbreaks, according to a policy forum article published online June 12 in PLOS Medicine. Jacqueline K.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Proof of Children ’ s Vaccinations? Italy Will Now Take Parents ’ Word for It
A move that Italy ’ s government says is aimed at simplifying school enrollment has raised fear an increase in nonvaccinated children in Europe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GAIA PIANIGIANI Tags: Italy Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Five Star Movement (Italy) League (Italian Political Party) Children and Childhood Measles Source Type: news

Health Basics QUIZ: Which has killed more people, measles or the measles vaccine?
(Natural News) Surely you are paranoid about infectious diseases. You’ve seen horrific pictures of children with poliomyelitis, mumps, and even smallpox. You’ve heard that the science is “settled” as far as vaccines go, and that they are one hundred percent safe and effective. You’ve also never seen any media coverage of vaccine side effects or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil measles outbreak kills 7-month-old boy
A 7-month-old boy has become the first person to die in the measles outbreak that has hit Manaus, capital of Brazil's northern jungle state of Amazonas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreak threatens isolated Amazonian tribe
A measles outbreak has hit an isolated Amazon tribe, the Yanomami, on the border of Venezuela and Brazil, according to Survival International, a nongovernmental organization that works to protect tribal peoples. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Dozens Dead in DRC Measles Outbreak
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AT LEAST 30 people have died from an outbreak of measles in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fears raised an isolated Amazonian tribe could be 'wiped out' by measles
Nearly two dozen Yanomami have sought treatment for measles-like symptoms amid an outbreak in Brazil that has struck hundreds. One case has been confirmed among the spiritual tribe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles: is it still a threat?
Editorial notes recent outbreaks of measles have highlighted ongoing threat and GPs are likely first point of clinical contact for possible cases. It reiterates prompt diagnosis and subsequent actions are critical in preventing further spread and protecting vulnerable contacts. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise
Public Health England declares a national measles incident following a 60% rise in cases Related items fromOnMedica Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak Measles outbreaks confirmed in five areas across UK Measles outbreaks in Europe kill 35 Young travellers in summer holiday MMR plea (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Measles spreads in Brazil after cases come from Venezuela
An outbreak of measles is growing in Brazil after cases were imported from neighboring Venezuela (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Measles - Two Deaths in North Darfur Camp, Reports in Eastern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher / Tokar -Two people who were infected with measles in Zamzam camp in El Fasher locality have died, while dozens of others have been infected. Tokar locality in Red Sea state has taken action to investigate its growing number of infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young travellers in summer holiday MMR plea
Public health experts say Europe is experiencing large outbreaks of measles Related items fromOnMedica Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Malaria cases rise sharply One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough Babies aged 2-3 months to a year vulnerable to measles UK joins fight against Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Young adults urged to check they've had MMR vaccine before summer travel
Public Health England today issued another warning for young people to make sure they have had their MMR vaccine as measles continues to spread across the UK and Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young adults urged to check they've had the MMR vaccine before summer travel
Public Health England today issued another warning for young people to make sure they have had their MMR vaccine as measles continues to spread across the UK and Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:SCP - 'Measles Epidemic Now Spread to All States of Sudan'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The health sector of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) has announced the spread of the measles* epidemic to all states of Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Kids Create Risk of U.S. 'Hot Spots'
The researchers found that among children enrolling in kindergarten, the number of those with nonmedical exemptions has increased since 2009 in 12 states, resulting in lower rates of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skipped vaccines for personal belief reasons 'have caused a lot of damage' in U.S. measles outbreaks, MD says
Since 2009, the number of 'philosophical-belief' vaccine nonmedical exemptions has risen in 12 of 18 U.S. states that currently allow this policy, researchers find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New studies demonstrate infection control strategies for measles and mumps outbreaks
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) The decline in vaccination rates across communities has led to the resurgence of diseases like measles and mumps, and recent outbreaks have demonstrated the importance of an integrated infection prevention response, according to new research presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks across England
Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public health warning as almost 600 cases of measles have been confirmed in England this year
Public Health England is warning people to make sure they and their children are vaccinated against measles as the infection continues to spread across the country, affecting 587 people so far. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Measles Spreading in West Darfur, Fever in Eastern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina / Suakin -The spread of measles in West Darfur has prompted the state Ministry of Health to develop a plan to combat the disease. In Red Sea state, two people died of an unknown fever during the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Romania: measles outbreak sees 200 new cases per week
An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Romania, with 200 new cases reported each week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Gives Succour to Maitama Hospital Measles, Yellow Fever Laboratory
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given hope to a porta cabin work space and donated laboratory equipment that include ELISA readers test equipment and microplate washers to Maitama General Hospital in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles vaccine recommended for those attending World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is kicking off in Russia in only a week. Soccer fans may be eager to catch a glimpse of Cristiano Ronaldo and other world-renowned players, but there's one thing they definitely don't want to catch: measles. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials urge World Cup fans in Russia to have the MMR jab
PHE claims travel between European countries experiencing measles epidemics is behind England's outbreak, as well as people failing to take up the recommended MMR vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles epidemic warning: Health officials urge World Cup fans heading to Russia to have the MMR jab
PHE claims travel between European countries experiencing measles epidemics is behind England's outbreak, as well as people failing to take up the recommended MMR vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Cup fans advised to get MMR jab
A surge in measles cases in Russia means football fans should protect themselves before travelling. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Measles in North America
More than 60 people from 16 states have been reported to have measles in the first four months of 2018, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New outbreaks continue to add to the number of cases. In 2017, the CDC says 118 people were confirmed with the highly contagious viral disease. In [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Botswana:UNDP Mobilises Against Measles
[Botswana Daily News] Sehithwa -The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Botswana through its Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management (SLM) project has donated medication to address challenges of measles affecting cattle and the communities around Lake Ngami. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Tackles Cholera in Adamawa, Measles in Borno
[Guardian] Maiduguri -The World Health Organization (WHO) has yesterday deployed 39 health personnel to contain further spread of cholera in Adamawa state that claimed 13 lives in two council areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patient reminder and recall interventions to improve immunization rates
Immunization rates for children and adults are rising, but coverage levels have not reached optimal goals. As a result, vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. In an era of increasing complexity of immunization schedules, rising expectations about the performance of primary care, and large demands on primary care providers, it is important to understand and promote interventions that work in primary care settings to increase immunization coverage. One common theme across immunization programs in many nations involves the challenge of implementing a population-based approach and identifying all eligible recipients, for ex...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gates Foundation looks to develop simple, single-use injection device for global use
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week announced it is taking requests for proposals to develop a dual-chamber, prefilled, single-dose injection device for use in remote in-home settings by low skilled healthcare workers and through self-administration. The injection device will be used for the administration of the measles-rubella vaccine in house-to-house campaigns, and for the self-administration of long-acting, injectable contraceptives, according to a posting from the group. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business   The post Gates Foundation looks to develop simple, single-use inj...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Source Type: news

WHO launches business case for immunization in Africa at the World Health Assembly
Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2018 – Today at the 71st World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the business case for WHO immunization activities on the African Continent 2018-2030,which outlines how WHO will support African Member States achieve universal immunization coverage.  While Africa has made tremendous progress in improving access to immunization, most countries are off track to achieve the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90% national immunization coverage by 2020.Every year, more than 30 million children under-five fall sick due to vaccine-preventable diseases (VP...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 24, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Measles symptoms: These could be early warning signs of the condition BEFORE the rash
MEASLES symptoms begin in stages, with several appearing two to four days before the rash. You should watch out for these early warning signs, including a fever and spots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles rash: Five symptoms to look out for after ‘ongoing large outbreaks’ in UK
MEASLES rash is one of the most distinguishable signs of the highly infectious disease. There have been more measles cases in the UK this year than the whole of 2017 - 15 cases confirmed at a school in West Sussex. So what are the symptoms of the rash to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: 15 confirmed sufferers at a West Sussex school
This comes after figures released earlier this month revealed that between January 1 and May 9, 440 cases of measles were confirmed in England, with London being the worst hit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak warning: Fifteen confirmed sufferers at a secondary school in West Sussex
This comes after figures released earlier this month revealed that between January 1 and May 9, 440 cases of measles were confirmed in England, with London being the worst hit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo discovery means individualized ovarian, brain cancer therapies
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that a molecular communication pathway -- thought to be defective in cancer -- is a key player in determining the effectiveness of measles virus oncolytic cancer treatment in ovarian and aggressive brain cancers. This discovery enabled researchers to develop an algorithm to predict treatment effectiveness in individual patients. The findings appear in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo discovery means individualized ovarian, brain cancer therapies
ROCHESTER, Minn. ??Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that a molecular communication pathway ? thought to be defective in cancer ? is a key player in determining the effectiveness of measles virus oncolytic cancer treatment in ovarian and aggressive brain cancers. This discovery enabled researchers to develop an algorithm to predict treatment effectiveness in individual patients. [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - May 16, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Mozambique:Vaccination Campaign Reachs Almost 100 Per Cent of Target
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Health Ministry vaccinated almost seven million children against measles and rubeola (also known as German measles) in April, according to a report in Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news