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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

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

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 - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreak MAPPED: UK warning as Europe virus outbreak worsens - symptoms of disease
MEASLES symptoms include a rash, sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny, blocked nose. These are other warning signs to look out for of the virus, after Public Health England issued a UK-wide infection warning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: UK warning as Europe virus outbreak worsens - symptoms of deadly disease
MEASLES symptoms include a rash, sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny, blocked nose. These are other warning signs to look out for of the virus, after Public Health England issued a UK-wide infection warning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak warning: 400 cases confirmed this year in England
Between January 1 and May 9, 440 cases were confirmed, with London being the worst hit with 164 incidences, according to data from Public Health England. Travel within Europe has been blamed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles cases in England linked to European outbreak
Health agency issues MMR reminder after 440 laboratory-confirmed cases this yearOutbreaks of measles have been confirmed across England, health officials have said.More than 400 cases have been identified this year, linked to “ongoing large outbreaks in Europe”, according to Public Health England (PHE).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Health Vaccines and immunisation MMR Infectious diseases Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Syria: MSF vaccinates tens of thousands of displaced children in west Aleppo
More than 51,000 children were vaccinated  measles, rubella, and pneumococcal disease and its complications.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Sudan:Paramilitary Fighters Contracted Measles in North Darfur - Medical Source
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -Dozens of paramilitary combatants infected with measles have arrived in El Fashir academic hospital, a medical source in the hospital reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: N.Y. Measles Watch; Nurse Arrested; Brain Dead or Not?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Kenya:Measles Jab Leaves Trail of Pain
[Nation] As responsible parents who wanted their children to enjoy good health, Mr Simon Kirui and his wife, Caroline, had their twin daughters vaccinated against measles at Mogogosiek Heath Centre on January 15. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination - Western Pacific Region, 2013-2017
During 2013-2016, a resurgence of measles occurred in Western Pacific Region, with large-scale outbreaks in Mongolia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, and increased endemic transmission in China; in 2014, annual incidence increased to 68.9 cases per million. However, with control of the outbreaks, in 2017, incidence decreased to a new historic low (5.2 per million). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination — Western Pacific Region, 2013–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Brick by brick: Assembly of the measles virus
(Emory Health Sciences) Researchers have been able to capture images of measles viruses as they emerge from infected cells, using state of the art cryo-electron tomography techniques. The new images will help with a greater understanding of measles and related viruses, and could give hints on antiviral drug strategies likely to work across multiple viruses of this type. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Do I need the MMR jab before travelling? How safe is the MMR vaccine?
IF YOU are jetting off on holiday in a few months it might be worth thinking about whether you need a measles, mumps and rubella jab before you go. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterinary Group: Dogs Can ’t Get Autism, So Please Keep Vaccinating Them
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Autism healthytime onetime Source Type: news

EU Wants Coordinated Vaccine Push Against Measles, Other Diseases EU Wants Coordinated Vaccine Push Against Measles, Other Diseases
The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Dogs Can ’ t Have Autism, U.K. Officials Say After Vaccine Scare
The “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for outbreaks of measles in the U.S. and Europe has now turned to pets, leading officials to rebut claims about side effects from vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Autism Veterinary Medicine Great Britain British Veterinary Association ITV (British television network - was offered iTV, which is either a case error in the tag name or another network...) Source Type: news

No, Your Dog Can ’ t Get Autism From a Vaccine
British officials were spurred to rebut claims about the possible side effects of vaccines because the “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for measles outbreaks has turned to pets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Autism Veterinary Medicine Great Britain British Veterinary Association ITV (British television network - was offered iTV, which is either a case error in the tag name or another network...) Source Type: news

EU member states urged to develop co-ordinated vaccine plans for measles, flu and other diseases
The European Commission has urged EU member states to co-operate more closely in fighting diseases, such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Portable Test Helps Identify Refugees at Risk of Outbreaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not. The goal is to find groups of people at risk of outbreaks, especially in impoverished and remote parts of the world, in time to save lives. Wednesday, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya. "We're very excited about the potential for this technology," said epidemiologist Aimee Summers of the...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Portable Test Helps Identify Refugees at Risk of Outbreaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not. The goal is to find groups of people at risk of outbreaks, especially in impoverished and remote parts of the world, in time to save lives. Wednesday, Canadian researchers reported their novel tool worked pretty well at identifying people vulnerable to measles and rubella in a refugee camp in Kenya. "We're very excited about the potential for this technology," said epidemiologist Aimee Summers of the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases
(Reuters) - The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Immunization: A National Health Emergency
[allAfrica] As we mark Africa Vaccination Week and World Immunization Week, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) and partners can point to significant progress. Thanks to vaccination efforts, there was for example an 84% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2016 worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A portable test identifies populations vulnerable to infectious diseases in remote settings
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Researchers have created a compact and portable device that can test human blood samples for the presence of antibodies against measles and rubella in only 35 minutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

N.Y. health officials issue measles warning for tri-state area
Officials are concerned Sunday about residents who may have come into contact with two tourists from Europe who have the disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccination gaps in teenagers and young adults highlighted in ECDC's report
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) ECDC data show that up to 80 percent of teenagers and young adults who contracted measles in 2017 had not been vaccinated. ECDC analysis of sub-national data indicates that even countries with high overall levels of vaccine coverage may have groups that are unvaccinated. In recent and ongoing measles outbreaks, ECDC's recent rapid risk assessment identifies healthcare workers as among those affected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New York State health officials issue measles warning for tri-state area
Officials are concerned Sunday about residents who may have come into contact with two tourists from Europe who have the disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Measles serious threat for babies, toddlers, unvaccinated youths, ECDC says
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) The vast majority of measles cases in Europe were reported in unvaccinated patients, and children younger than two years old were at a higher risk of dying from measles than older patients, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles hot spots revealed: Is your area at risk of an outbreak?
A MEASLES outbreak in Europe has spread to the UK, with hundreds of cases reported this year. Find out how badly your area is affected. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USA Today admits student with measles had already been vaccinated
(Natural News) You might have noticed that the mainstream media generally likes to pretend that getting a vaccine means there is no way you’ll ever contract the disease in question. Any time there is an outbreak, most outlets will go out of their way to point out how many unvaccinated people were involved while conveniently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Vaccination Drive to Target 13 Million Children
[ANGOP] Luanda -Thirteen million children are being vaccinated against measles, rubella and poliomyelitis across the country, during a campaign started Monday, Angop has learnt from official sources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Minister Calls for Joining Polio Immunisation Campaign
[ANGOP] Gabela -Parents and guardians have been urged to take their children to the vaccination posts to ensure that they get polio, measles and rubella immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique:Vaccination Campaign Against Measles and Rubella
[AIM] Maputo -A national campaign of vaccination against measles and rubella (also known as German measles) begins in Mozambique on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Romania measles epidemic: baby dies, death toll reaches 46
Romanian health authorities say a nine-month old baby has died of measles, the 46th fatality in an epidemic that has hit the East European country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles Outbreak in IDP Camp Kills Seven Children
[Guardian] The outbreak of measles at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Abagena in Makurdi, Benue State has claimed the lives of not less than seven children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles: Once Gone, Its Threat Has Returned
Measles, a highly contagious disease previously eradicated in the United States, is back, causing outbreaks in Texas and beyond. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents should vaccinate children against measles if going to Europe
Due to ongoing outbreaks across the continent, such as in Italy, Public Health England is strongly advising youngsters are up-to-date with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you due the MMR vaccine? Adults should check their measles immunity is up to date
Measles is one of the world ’s most infectious diseases. Adults who are travelling to Europe, where there has been a large measles outbreak, are advised to check their immunity is up to date. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents are urged to vaccinate their children against measles if they are travelling to Europe
Due to ongoing outbreaks across the continent, such as in Italy, Public Health England is strongly advising youngsters are up-to-date with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids with Autism —And Their Siblings—Are Less Likely To Be Vaccinated
Doctors say that there is no scientific evidence suggesting a link between vaccines that infants and young children receive in the first few years of life and the risk of autism, but that has not stopped parents from questioning the connection — and in some cases, forgoing vaccinations for their kids. In the latest study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers led by Ousseny Zerbo, from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, found that children diagnosed with autism are less likely to receive additional vaccines, and that their younger siblings are less likely to receive the full schedule of childhood vaccinat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime vaccines Source Type: news

Kids with Autism Are Less Likely to Be Vaccinated
Doctors say that there is no scientific evidence suggesting a link between vaccines that infants and young children receive in the first few years of life and the risk of autism, but that has not stopped parents from questioning the connection — and in some cases, forgoing vaccinations for their kids. In the latest study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers led by Ousseny Zerbo, from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, found that children diagnosed with autism are less likely to receive additional vaccines, and that their younger siblings are less likely to receive the full schedule of childhood vaccinat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime vaccines Source Type: news

Measles in Childhood Affects Airflow Obstruction in Midlife
Findings show the effect is in combination with adult asthma, smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news