Young Physicians Don't Bear the Scars From Infectious Diseases of Yore
(MedPage Today) -- I am a member of the Boomer generation -- born between 1946 and 1964. We were the last generation in the U.S. to deal with measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and polio on a large scale. My mother swears she almost went crazy... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 21, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Liberia: European Union Allocates Support to Stop the Ongoing Measles Outbreak
[New Dawn] As a contribution to the efforts deployed to stop the ongoing measles outbreak affecting 14 of the 15 counties in Liberia, the EU contributes around 24 million Liberian Dollars to provide public health and community-based support in the eight most affected counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: EU Joins Liberia's Measles Fray
[New Republic] As a contribution to the efforts deployed to stop the ongoing measles outbreak affecting 14 of the 15 counties in Liberia, the EU contributes around 24 million Liberian Dollars to provide public health and community-based support in the eight most affected counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: European Union Allocates Support to Stop the Ongoing Measles Outbreak
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- As a contribution to the efforts deployed to stop the ongoing measles outbreak affecting 14 of the 15 counties in Liberia, the EU contributes around 24 million Liberian Dollars to provide public health and community-based support in the eight most affected counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As the Virus Evolves, COVID-19 Reinfections Are Going to Keep Happening
After the Omicron variant caused massive numbers of infections this past winter, lots of people looked on the bright side, hoping it would be “a free shot for the country,” says Eli Rosenberg, deputy director for science at the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Public Health. Even though lots of people got infected with the highly contagious variant, at least they would then have immunity against the virus, protecting them from getting sick in the future. In theory. But that hasn’t turned out to be true. Many people—even those who are vaccinated, boosted, and previously infected&...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

An unusual laboratory accident: bromine burn - Cetinkaya HB, G üneş H.
Bromine is a water-soluble, severely toxic element. It leads to tissue injury by causing the release of radical oxygen species from mucosal membranes. Redness or brownish discoloration of the skin, pain, measles-like rash, vesicles, blisters, pustules, fur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Religious Beliefs, Terrain Hampering Measles Immunization Program in Zimbabwe
[VOA] Mutasa, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe's government says religious beliefs, topography and school closures are hampering efforts to contain a measles outbreak which has claimed at least 20 lives and infected hundreds of other people in the eastern part of the country. As The World Health Organization says the country must intensify its surveillance system and vaccinate all children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles warning: Five 'serious' signs to spot as the UK faces new 'epidemic' - doctor
THE WORLD is in the grip of a measles "epidemic" owing to low vaccine uptake among children. The UK is particularly exposed due to woefully low vaccination levels. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Doctor Stuart Sanders, GP at The London General Practice revealed the five "serious" signs to spot in your child. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine Childhood Vaccination Rates Fell as Misinformation About the COVID-19 Shot Rose
Anti-vaccine sentiments have been simmering in the U.S. since at least 1998, when the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, published—and later retracted—a fraudulent paper falsely linking childhood vaccines to autism. They’ve grown even stronger in the past two years, thanks to disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Though the development of the COVID-19 vaccines happened at an unprecedented pace, they’ve been rigorously tested, and have proven both safe and effective. Nevertheless, falsehoods about them—that the vaccines contained microchips, that they would alter the DNA of recipients...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Sudan: West Kordofan - Nine Deaths, 46 Suspected Cases of Measles
[Dabanga] West Kordofan -- The Ministry of Health in West Kordofan state announced nine deaths as a result of the measles, and a further 46 cases that may have emerged. Sources indicated that the measles cases may have originated from a South Sudanese refugee camp in the Ghubeish locality of West Kordofan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO, UNICEF Warn About Increased Risk of Measles Outbreaks WHO, UNICEF Warn About Increased Risk of Measles Outbreaks
More than 17,300 measles cases were reported worldwide in January and February, as compared with 9600 cases at the beginning of 2021.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Authorities Alarm Over Measles Outbreak
[New Dawn] Authorities at the Ministry of Health say their retained surveillance system has detected an unusual increase in measles cases here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles Cases Spike As Nigeria, 4 Others Record Largest Outbreak in One Year
[Vanguard] The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation, WHO, have warned of a "perfect storm" of conditions for measles outbreaks, as measles cases increased by 79 per cent in the first two months of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Response to Measles Among Persons Evacuated from Afghanistan - Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, August-October 2021
This report describes a response effort to stop the spread of measles among evacuees from Afghanistan. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 28, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Measles Measles Vaccination MMR Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Public Health Source Type: news

Public Health Actions to Control Measles Among Afghan Evacuees During Operation Allies Welcome - United States, September-November 2021
This report describes a mass vaccination campaign in response to measles cases among Afghan evacuees brought the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 28, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Measles Measles Vaccination MMR Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Public Health Source Type: news