Vancouver Coastal Health confirms 2 new cases of measles
Vancouver Coastal Health says there are now 10 confirmed measles cases in the current outbreak and there have been possible exposures in Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, Whistler, and Steveston. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

The measles outbreak has cost Washington more than $1 MILLION in less than 2 months
The state's Department of Health has spent around $614,000 on staffing and supplies. Clark County, the epicenter of the outbreak with 63 cases alone, has spent another $500,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mark Zuckerberg goes all-in with the deadly vaccine industry in sweeping new plan to censor ALL posts that question Big Pharma's vaccine dogma
(Natural News) At the request of California Leftist, Democratic cult leader, and American traitor Adam Schiff, Facebook has announced that it may soon implement new policies to actively censor content on its platform that goes against the official narrative that all vaccines are 100 percent “safe and effective.” Blaming several recent outbreaks of measles on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China reports new bird flu outbreak in Yunnan province
China reported a new H5N6 bird flu outbreak in the southwestern province of Yunnan, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Japan Battles Worst Measles Outbreak in Years
Since the beginning of the year, more than 160 people have contracted the virus, which was spread through a religious group and a Valentine ’ s Day gift fair. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN RAMZY and HISAKO UENO Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Japan Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Nigeria Is Battling to Control Disease Outbreaks Like Lassa Fever
[The Conversation Africa] The first case of Lassa fever in Nigeria was recorded in 1969. A zoonotic disease endemic to West Africa, the disease was named after the town in Nigeria where the first case occurred. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA May Step In If States Don ’ t Tighten Vaccine Laws
BOSTON (CBS) – Routine childhood vaccines are required to stay in school, but more and more parents are opting out for what they call personal or religious reasons. Now, the head of the FDA says the federal government may have to step in if states don’t strengthen their vaccine laws. Seventeen states allow families to skip vaccines for personal beliefs. Forty-seven states, including Massachusetts, allow religious exemptions. A child gets a vaccine. (WBZ-TV photo) As a result, we’re seeing outbreaks of potentially deadly diseases that were once eradicated, like measles. In fact, there have been at least 12...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall FDA Vaccines Source Type: news

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine laws “force [its] hand” by allowing the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles to continue. Vaccine laws are currently decided at the state level. While all 50 states require certain vaccines for students, all but three — California, Mississippi and West Virginia — allow non-medical exemptions for people who have either religious or philosophical beliefs contrary to vaccination. But with preventable diseases like me...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Doctors report uptick in teens, young adults choosing to vaccinate against parents' wishes
Vancouver doctors are seeing an uptick in the number of unvaccinated teens and young adults seeking to be inoculated against measles in the wake of an outbreak of the disease at two schools in the city. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Yunnan province
China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Yunnan province, authorities said on Thursday, as the highly contagious disease spreads through the world's largest hog herd. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What to Do When a Minor Seeks Vaccination Without Consent? What to Do When a Minor Seeks Vaccination Without Consent?
More adolescents may be spurred to act on their own and get vaccinated amid growing disease outbreaks and seeing peers doing the same on social media.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is continuing with moderate intensity. Katwa and Butembo remain the major health zones of concern, while simultaneously, small clusters continue to occur in various geographically dispersed locations. During the last 21 days (30 January – 19 February 2019), 79 new cases have been reported from 40 health areas within 12 health zones (Figure 1), including: Katwa (46), Butembo (15), Kyondo (4), Vuhovi (4), Kalunguta (2), Oicha (2), Biena (1), Mabalako (1), Manguredjipa (1), Masereka (1), Mutwanga (1), and Rwampara (1).1 No new cases have been reported from the Beni in the last thre...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- The U.S. government may have to take steps to reduce vaccine exemptions for children if states do not do it, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggested. His comments come as measles outbreaks rage in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The independent media just saved America from a bloody race war (that the mainstream media was trying to start)
(Natural News) In reviewing the Jussie Smollett fiasco, it’s important to note that Smollett staged his hate crime hoax in a location where he believed it would be caught and recorded on a surveillance camera. The purpose of this was to have video footage that the media would play up nationwide, fomenting an outbreak of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bird flu outbreak warning: UK travellers warned over NEW strain - signs and symptoms
BIRD FLU is a deadly infectious virus that can spread to humans, and may cause headaches, sickness, or a high fever. But, a new avian flu strain has been spotted, and UK travellers have been warned to look out for the deadly bird flu symptoms. These are the virus signs you should know about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered
The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK and ADEEL HASSAN Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Mumps Babies and Infants Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Washington (State) Texas New York City German Measles (Rubella) Source Type: news

China confirms African swine fever hits Shandong province as national outbreak spreads
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has confirmed the country's ongoing African swine fever outbreak continues to spread across the nation, hitting the major livestock production province of Shandong in the east for the first time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

B.C. measles outbreak: 33 students, staff asked to stay home from schools
Students and staff at two Vancouver French-language schools who have not provided proof they have been vaccinated against measles have been sent home and will only be allowed to return if there are no new cases by March 7. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. measles outbreak: 33 students, staff ordered to stay home from schools
Students and staff at two Vancouver French-language schools who have not provided proof they have been vaccinated against measles have been sent home and will only be allowed to return if there are no new cases by March 7. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

China confirms first African swine fever outbreak in Shandong province
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has confirmed the first African swine fever outbreak in Shandong province, a major region for livestock production in the country's east. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SAGE (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts) Interim Recommendations on Vaccination Against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/20/2019. This three-page document outlines recommendations about vaccination against Ebola virus disease in the context of the outbreak in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Given the continuing high case count and the risk of further spread, members of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) reviewed the epidemiological situation, progression on the development of different candidate Ebola vaccines, and modeling results on the potential impact of different Ebola vaccine delivery strategies. SAGE concluded that the currently recomme...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – Papua New Guinea
On 26 June 2018, an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was declared in Papua New Guinea following laboratory confirmation of cVDPV1 isolation in two healthy community contacts of the index case. Since the declaration, a total of 26 confirmed cVDPV1 cases have been reported in the following nine provinces: Eastern Highlands (six), Enga (five), East Sepik (four), Madang (three), Morobe (three), Jiwaka (two), Gulf (one), Southern Highlands (one), and National Capital District (NCD) (one). The last laboratory-confirmed case reported having experienced the onset of paralysis in late October 2018....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9
A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Sixty-three more cases of illness in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21, 2018, bringing the total number to 279, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak hitting pet food brands
At least two makers of animal food have been affected by a widespread turkey recall that has sickened hundreds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan: WHO Provides Lifesaving Health Care Services to Displaced
[WHO] Juba -To increase access and strengthen the capacity of emergency lifesaving health care services focusing on outbreak response for epidemic-prone and vaccine-preventable diseases, WHO has been procuring, storing and distributing medical emergency kits to support humanitarian response in South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China reports first African swine fever outbreak in Guangxi region
China said on Tuesday it had confirmed the first outbreak of African swine fever in the Guangxi Autonomous Region in the country's south, as the highly contagious disease spreads through the world's largest hog herd. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Epidemiological model lends insight to chlamydia outbreak in Japan
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Mathematical models that quantify the dynamics of infectious diseases are crucial predictive tools for the control of ongoing and future outbreaks. In an article publishing on Feb. 19 in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, a publication of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Toshikazu Kuniya studies the global behavior of a multi-group SIR epidemic model with age structure and uses the model to estimate the basic reproduction number for Japan's chlamydia outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Officials: Ohio has a hepatitis A outbreak, but it's not new
The Ohio Department of Health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted by a recent case involving a restaurant worker (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here's what you need to know about the measles outbreak in Vancouver
There is currently a measles outbreak in B.C., with eight new cases reported on Friday. Here's what you need to know to keep you and your family safe. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Misinformation online helps fuel measles outbreak
Tech companies like Facebook and Google are being criticized for the role false medical information may have played in the ongoing measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More sickened from salmonella linked to turkey
Since the outbreak began, more than 100 people have been hospitalized (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of mysterious 'wind-borne' disease that causes heart failure blighting California children
Since January 1, 16 children in San Diego County have been diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a condition that causes inflammation of blood vessels and can lead to heart failure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak leads to 136 deaths in the Philippines
The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How to steer clear of medical misinformation online
Tech giants are being criticized for the role false medical information may have played in the recent measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. CBS News contributors Dr. Tara Narula and Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the red flags you should watch for. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak
The outbreak has been blamed partly on recent vaccination fears. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How Strong Are the Anti-Vaxxers in SA?
[Daily Maverick] Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked 'vaccine hesitancy' as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study of Brazil favela stricken by Zika shows dengue may protect against virus
Analysis of community where 73% of residents contracted Zika in 2015 offers new clues about epidemicScientists studying the 2015 Zika outbreak in Brazil have discovered that people previously exposed to dengue may have been protected from the virus.Three-quarters of the inhabitants of a favela in the country ’s north-east caught the mosquito-borne Zika virus during the epidemic.The outbreak left more than 3,000 babies across Brazil with microcephaly, a birth defect caused by mothers catching the virus during pregnancy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro Tags: Global health Zika virus Global development Brazil Infectious diseases Science Americas World news Source Type: news

Father at centre of measles outbreak didn't vaccinate children due to autism fears
The man whose family is at the centre of a measles outbreak in Vancouver said he didn't vaccinate his children because he distrusted the science at the time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Acute flaccid paralysis outbreak: Polio-like illness in the UK - signs and symptoms here
ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS cases have been rising in the UK, warns Public Health England. An investigation into the rare illness, which has similar symptoms to Polio, has been launched to reveal the source of the outbreak. These are the signs and symptoms you should know about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute flaccid paralysis outbreak: Polio-like illness in the UK - symptoms revealed
ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS cases have been rising in the UK, warns Public Health England. An investigation into the rare illness, which has similar symptoms to Polio, has been launched to reveal the source of the outbreak. These are the signs and symptoms you should know about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: African Swine Fever Outbreak Hits Zimbabwe
[The Herald] The country has been hit by African Swine Fever (ASF) which has already caused the death of 156 pigs in Nyakomba and Nyamaropa areas in Manicaland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreaks: What Raw Turkey, Tahini, Hedgehogs Have In Common
Add ground beef and raw chicken to the mix, and 2019 is not off to the a great start when it comes to Salmonella outbreaks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Health officials confirm measles outbreak in Vancouver after 9th case identified
Health officials in Vancouver say the city is facing an outbreak of measles with nine cases of the disease confirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Health officials confirm measles outbreak in Vancouver after 8th case identified
Health officials in Vancouver say the city is facing an outbreak of measles with eight cases of the disease confirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

WATCH: CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey spreads to 41 states
The source of the outbreak has yet to be located. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, Vaccines Really Are Safe and Effective. Here ’s Why
Yet another outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease — this time measles in the Pacific Northwest — provides another reminder of the importance of getting children fully vaccinated, on schedule. Anti-vax or vaccine-skeptical parents are certainly not acting out of malevolence. They’re doing what they believe will protect their children’s health. But the fact is they’re achieving the opposite — potentially endangering their health. Those are the facts. Watch the video with TIME’s Editor-at-Large Jeffrey Kluger above to learn why. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Joey Lautrup Tags: Uncategorized are vaccinations safe health Science TIME Ideas vaccines Source Type: news

Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content
Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-vaccination: How many disease outbreaks are ongoing as a result of vaccine hesitancy?
ANTI-VACCINATION is a major health issue in the 21st century which has resulted in thousands of deaths and the resurgence of once eliminated diseases. How many disease outbreaks are currently ongoing as a result of vaccine hesitancy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news