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WHO: Measles cases in Europe up four-fold in 2017
Measles cases in Europe quadrupled in 2017 from the record low seen on the continent in 2016, the World Health Organization reports this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles WARNING: Dr Chris urges parents to get children vaccinated before trips to Europe
MEASLES cases in Europe have surged over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries. Symptoms usually develop around 10 days after infection, and in some cases, the highly infectious viral illness can lead to brain damage, death and pneumonia. Dr Chris Steele urged parents on This Morning to get their children vaccinated before travelling to Europe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles cases rose by 400% across Europe last year
Measles affected 21,315 people across Europe last year, resulting in 35 deaths. This comes after a record low of just 5,273 incidences in 2016. Fear of vaccines is leaving many children unprotected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe
There was a 400% increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles symptoms: Four early symptoms to watch out for as cases soar across Europe
MEASLES symptoms usually develop around 10 days after you ’re infected. But with cases surging across Europe at the moment due to “vaccine supply issues” it’s important to recognise the first signs of the highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 400% across Europe
2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a 400% increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah BoseleyHealth editor Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health World Health Organization Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 300% across Europe
2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a four-fold increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health World Health Organization Society Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Measles cases ‘rebounded’ in Europe last year, warns WHO
Europe experienced a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017, compared to previous year, the World Health Organization has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Public health officials warn of possible measles exposure on Air Canada flight
Public health officials west of Toronto say they've confirmed a case of the measles in a baby who returned home on a flight from Switzerland. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

mSakhi in Pictures
February 16, 2018The mobile app is transforming maternal and child health care in a Himalayan state.One of the smaller states in India, Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan foothills with international borders touching Nepal and China. It ’s a land of mighty rivers, forests, hills, and mountains. Rich in natural resources, it boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, tigers, and elephants. The terrain, striking and beautiful, also makes it hard for people, particularly those in the middle Himalayan ranges, to access health care, including high-quality maternal and child health services.Many villag...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Measles tripled in Europe in 2017, European CDC reports
Thirty European nations reported a total of 14,451 measles cases in 2017 -- more than three times the number reported in 2016, according to a new surveillance update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, an agency of the European Union. There were 4,643 reported cases in 2016. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only U.S. Cryotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Finds Success
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Shanda Blackmon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, believes there is a place for cryotherapy in the future multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma. She wants to show it with this groundbreaking clinical trial. “We think [cryotherapy] could play an important role in treatment,” Blackmon told Asbestos.com. “So far, things look promising, but you can’t say anything specific without more numbers. Right now, it’s a little like telling a story.” Cryotherapy involves destroying cancer cells, or any abnormal tissues, by freezing them with controlled nitr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: ADI-PEG 20 cryoablation cryotherapy intrapleural measles virus Mayo Clinic mesothelioma clinical trial Opdivo pacific mesothelioma center pleural mesothelioma pleuroscopy Shanda Blackmon Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Thera Source Type: news

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say
The highly contagious disease is sickening children and young adults in developed countries due to low immunization rates (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said the number of measles cases across the continent tripled last year and is continuing to cause new outbreaks due to low immunization rates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles
(Frontiers) Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - 12-Day Vaccination Commences Tomorrow
[Daily Trust] A total of 3,998 settlements have been earmarked for the measles vaccination campaign scheduled to hold from February 10 to February 22, the FCT Administration has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone
A health worker marks a boy’s finger with ink to show that he has been vaccinated against measles in India’s Gujarat State. Credit: UNICEF/UNI133530/PietrasikBy Bjorn LomborgCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there’s a global “inequality crisis,” but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. The best data on this comes from Professor Branko Milanovic, formerly of the World Bank, now at City University of New York. His research sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bjorn Lomborg Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Inequity Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Indonesia declares Papua health crisis under control
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A measles and malnutrition crisis that killed dozens of children in Indonesia's impoverished province of Papua over the past few months is under control, the health ministry said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine 2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine
The new recommendations also address the use of an extra dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine during mumps outbreaks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency
The so-called ‘ big six ’ countries in the World Health Organization ’ s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency
The so-called ‘big six’ countries in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles: Symptoms, treatment and how to get the vaccine - but also carry out this step
MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led more than 100 people to be infected. But what are the symptoms to look out for, the best treatment for the rash and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles: Symptoms, treatment and how to get the vaccine - also carry out this step
MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led more than 100 people to be infected. But what are the symptoms to look out for, the best treatment for the rash and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: What are the early symptoms and will the MMR vaccine protect you?
MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led 140 people to be infected. As health experts warn of “ongoing large outbreaks” in Europe, are you aware of all the symptoms, what the rash looks like, and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy reports 4,991 measles cases amid politicized debate
Italy's health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Measles strikes 140 people across five regions of England
Some 47 confirmed cases of the life-threatening infection have been reported in the West Midlands, according to new data released by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles strikes 140 people across England, figures show
Some 47 confirmed cases of the life-threatening infection have been reported in the West Midlands, according to new data released by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles cases continue to rise with outbreaks in five areas
Public Health England has issued advice for the public urging people to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after latest figures show measles cases are continuing to rise and outbreaks have been confirmed in five areas of England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua
A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 97 people, mostly indigenous children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Second Alert About Measles Patient At O'Hare Airport Health officials have issued another alert about a person with measles who was at O'Hare... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Second measles scare at Chicago airport
"Very, very contagious" virus could infect people who passed through one of the nation's busiest airports (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second measles scare at Chicago airport
For the second time this month, a "very, very contagious" passenger with measles may have exposed others as they passed through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Charlie De Mar of CBS Chicago station WBBM reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas health officials say 150 people exposed to measles
The Arkansas Department of Health says about 150 people were exposed to measles after an ill traveler flew from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Little Rock (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

DEADLY MEASLES leads to DESPERATE plea from Doctors for parents to get children MMR jab
DOCTORS urge parents to vaccinate their children against the deadly measles disease which has swept across England with 122 recorded cases, despite the UK reaching “elimination status” in 2016. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in five English regions
Numbers of cases have been increasing since late 2017 and are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential measles exposure at Chicago airport
A passenger with a confirmed case of measles arrived at O'Hare International Airport, potentially exposing others to the highly contagious disease, officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak MAPPED: Contagious virus spreads across UK - Is your town affected?
MEASLES has continued to spread across the UK as the highly contagious virus infects 122 people from the north, down to the south. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia's Papua
An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles
Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn ’ t so important when a law can change behavior. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY OSTER and GEOFFREY KOCKS Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Measles California Education (K-12) Children and Childhood Preventive Medicine Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Measles strikes more than 100 people across five regions
West Yorkshire has the most sufferers with 34 people being infected, followed by 32 in the West Midlands, 29 in Liverpool and Cheshire, 20 in Surrey and Sussex, and seven in Greater Manchester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: Contagious virus continues to spread across UK - Is your town affected?
MEASLES has continued to spread across the UK as the highly contagious virus infects 122 people from the north, down to the south. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proquad (Measles Mumps Rubella Varicella Vaccine Live) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks confirmed in five areas across UK
Public Health England has issued advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in five areas of England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers
A measles alert has been issued Monday after a passenger was diagnosed. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Further cases of measles reported in England as outbreak continues
Further cases of measles have been reported in England today, bringing the total number to 122 since the outbreak began last year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Everyone ’s talking about the flu. Here’s what to do about it
H3N2: If you ’ve had it, you know how bad it can be. If you don’t, you’ve heard about it and are afraid. Very afraid.We ’re talking about the flu, specifically this flu season’s dominant strain.Others are taking about the flu as well. Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have been featured in the media, and sought by patients and the public for advice on flu care and prevention — and for good reason.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is widespread across the country. The California Department of Publi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MSF Builds New Hospital for Rohingya Refugees
VideoMSF Builds New Hospital for Rohingya RefugeesJanuary 08, 2018In three weeks, MSF constructed a new hospital in Tasnimarkhola camp, Bangladesh, with an emergency room, an intensive care unit, a pharmacy and sterilization unit. In it's first month of operation, MSF staff admitted 220 patients, more than half of them suffering from measles. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news