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Measles warning: NHS urges people to STAY AT HOME as deadly disease hits UK cities
A MEASLES outbreak has been spotted in two UK cities, and a third put on alert, as the NHS urges people with a cough or a high fever to stay at home. The appeal came on the eve of Black Friday, one of the busiest retail days of the year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bauchi Records 507 Cases of Measles Outbreak
[This Day] Bauchi -No fewer than 507 suspected cases of measles have been recorded in Bauchi State from January to October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Public Health Economic Burden Associated with Two Single Measles Case Investigations — Colorado, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in Bangladesh
SlideshowRohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in BangladeshNovember 14, 2017More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25. Carrying few belongings but bearing many physical and psychological wounds, refugees have shared horrific stories of attacks with staff from Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Teams are treating patients for bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. Other serious medical needs include acute watery diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, suspected me...
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Kaduna Begins Immunisation of 1.5 M Children
[Daily Trust] Kaduna State Government on Thursday began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Earmarks N3.5 Bn for Campaign Against Measles
[This Day] Kaduna -The federal government has earmarked N3.5 billion for the 2017/2018 national vaccination campaign against measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Nigerian Govt Flags Off Vaccination Campaign Tuesday
[Premium Times] The federal government will on Tuesday flag off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Taraba, Unicef Task Media On Measles Vaccination
[Guardian] Jalingo -The dream of halting Measles, polio and other child killer diseases from resurrecting its ugly head in Taraba state, media practitioners, as opined by the leadership of the State Primary Health Care Developed Agency and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) must educate the people on the adverse effects of rejecting the vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - Nigeria Has Highest Unvaccinated Children Worldwide - WHO Report
[Premium Times] Though there has been a substantial decline in global measles death, Nigeria still tops the chart of number of children not vaccinated against measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles Deaths Are Down Around The World
The death rate has dropped 84 percent in 16 years, but we still have a long way to go to eliminate the virus. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

Africa:Measles Deaths Fall, but World Still Far From Eliminating Disease - UN-Backed Report
[UN News] Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, as they warned however that the world is still far from reaching goals on eliminating the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Children Succumb to Measles Outbreak
[CAJ News] Khartoum -SOUTH Sudan has appealed for the intervention of international humanitarian agencies to stop a deadly outbreak of measles that has claimed the lives of at least ten children. The minors have died in the northern Payinjiar County. Most of the victims are aged under five. A majority of the infected children died before they could access health facilities. Stephen Gatliah Kuay, the Payinjiar health supervisor, lamented the situation as dire, pointing out the war-torn region lacked the capacity to bring the si (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles deaths fall, but world still far from eliminating disease – UN-backed report
Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, as they warned however that the world is still far from reaching goals on eliminating the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Substantial decline in global measles deaths, but disease still kills 90 000 per year
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: measles [subject], measles [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off
LONDON (Reuters) - Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2016
During 2000-2016, annual reported measles incidence decreased 87%, from 145 to 19 cases per million persons, annual estimated measles deaths decreased 84%, from 550,100 to 89,780, and an estimated 20.4 million deaths were prevented. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC recommends booster shot of MMR vaccine during mumps outbreaks
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Wednesday to recommend the use of a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine during outbreaks of the mumps. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak at Syracuse as CDC weighs new vaccine recommendation
An outbreak of mumps has spurred Syracuse University to offer students a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccine side effects do NOT include autism – where the myth came from explained
VACCINES for measles, mumps and rubella do not cause autism in children, and it ’s important to vaccine your kids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Terrorists at Large! NMA panel suggests no American has the right to refuse experimental vaccinations and children must be held down by police while injected
(Natural News) Are you ready for your front door to be kicked in by a CDC swat team and your children to be held down at gunpoint while being injected with the latest experimental vaccines for anthrax, zika, ebola, HPV, measles, chicken pox, swine flu, influenza, and whatever else they think up this year? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories
William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law of parsimony,” better known today as “Occam’s razor.” According to the razor principle, the simplest explanation for an event is almost always the best; shave away any extraneous assumptions, and what you’ve got left is usually the truth. That’s not exactly the way conspiracy theorists think. Either Barack Obama was actually born in Hawaii, or an international plot unfolded over multiple decades to conceal his Kenyan birthplace and in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior beliefs climate change Conspiracy Theories healthytime JFK moon landings Science the brain vaccines Source Type: news

WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine
[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine
[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattoo
Her symptoms pointed to cancer. She had sought medical attention for small lumps under her arms, but doctors in Australia discovered it was worse than that — enlarged lymph nodes were also in her chest and in the roots of her lungs. They suspected it was lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, which removes toxins […]Related:Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?Who will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche?Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Are Rising. Here Are the States Where It ’s Becoming More Common
Measles incidence in the United States has been extremely low since the disease was declared eliminated there in 2000. But in recent years, transmission rates have doubled, according to a new research letter published in JAMA, and the researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say it’s likely due to people not being vaccinated. From 2001 to 2015, 2,012 cases of measles were reported in the United States, and 1,789 of them were among U.S. residents. Cases were reported in 46 states, and Ohio, California, New York and Washington all reported at least 100. 70% of the people who got measles wer...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are vaccinations safe are vaccines safe Children's Health healthytime measles measles vaccine measles. vaccination public health vaccination risks Source Type: news

Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?
It happens after very disaster, whether natural or human-made. Before the floods recede or the crime tape is removed, hundreds will line up to donate their blood. Less than 24 hours after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a line of people twisted from a blood center around several city blocks. According to one woman's […]Related:Who will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche?Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report saysBreast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kwara Records 147 Cases of Measles in Nine Months - WHO
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said 147 cases of measles have been recorded in Kwara between January and August, this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When Adults Choose Not To Vaccinate Against Measles, Babies Pay The Price
The U.S. has made major progress against measles over the years. But that doesn't mean we couldn't backslide. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who will take care of Nevada ’ s wounded psyche?
The call went out Monday from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Less than 24 hours earlier, from a suite on the 32nd floor, Stephen Paddock had squeezed off enough rounds from an AK-47-type rifle to kill at least 59 people and injure more than 500. And now, again, the hotel sought urgent help. “We […]Related:Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report saysBreast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study saysNobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Making a Comeback in the United States
Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015 (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Making a Comeback in The United States
Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015 Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Measles (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Susceptibility Pockets' Driving Uptick in US Measles Cases'Susceptibility Pockets' Driving Uptick in US Measles Cases
Pockets of unvaccinated individuals appear to be driving an uptick in the incidence of measles in the United States, not waning vaccine efficacy, an analysis has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says
People who don’t get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday. The findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, add to the body of evidence linking failure to vaccinate with the spread of the highly infectious […]Related:Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study saysNobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blind and in ‘excruci...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study says
Breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday. Breast cancer death rates increased by 0.4 percent per year from 1975 to 1989, according to the study. After that, mortality rates decreased rapidly, for a 39 percent drop overall through 2015.  The report, the […]Related:Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report saysNobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blin...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Making a Comeback in the United States
TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 -- Less than 20 years ago, health experts thought it was only a matter of time before measles was completely eradicated in the United States. But over the past 15 years, the disease has gained a new foothold in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Incidence of measles in the United States
(The JAMA Network Journals) From 2001 to 2015, the overall annual incidence of measles in the United States remained extremely low (less than 1 case/million population) compared with incidence worldwide (40 cases/million population); relative increases in measles rates were observed over the period, and the findings suggest that failure to vaccinate may be the main driver of measles transmission, according to a study published by JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two routine doses of measles vax most cost effective option in DRC
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

One million unvaccinated Venezuelan kids vulnerable in measles outbreak: doctors
CARACAS (Reuters) - Around 1 million unvaccinated Venezuelan children are susceptible to measles, a highly contagious disease that has re-emerged in the crisis-stricken South American nation, a group of doctors estimated on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Has measles really been 'eliminated' in the UK?
"Measles eliminated in the UK for the first time," reports The Telegraph. This and other stories in the media are based on a new World Health Organization (WHO) report confirming the UK is now one of 33 countries in Europe to have "eliminated" measles. "Elimination" is the official term used once a country has reduced the number of cases of a disease to a low enough level to stop it spreading through the general population for at least three years. It doesn't mean that measles has been wiped out or eradicated in the UK. In 2016 there were more than 500 cases in England and Wales. However, the ...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

UK 'eliminates measles' for first time
The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time the World Health Organisation says. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK 'eliminates measles' for first time
The country stops the disease from freely circulating, but small numbers of cases are still occurring. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news