Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Elimination - Worldwide, 2012-2022
This report updates a previous report and summarizes global progress toward elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome from 2012-2022. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 29, 2024 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Why Measles Cases Are Rising Right Now
Last year, cases of measles—a serious, vaccine-preventable disease that’s highly contagious—jumped by 79% around the world. Most of them were in children. That trend is continuing this year, threatening to reverse an impressive 73% drop in measles deaths worldwide from 2000 to 2018. Cases in the U.S. are climbing, too. In just the first two months of 2024, 35 cases have already been reported in 15 states including California, Minnesota, Florida, New York, and Louisiana; in 2023, 58 cases were reported over the entire year. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Why are measles cases taking ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Now disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield targets mumps vaccine with new Hollywood feature film which claims 'dangerous' jab causes serious long-term health issues
The 67-year-old, who fled to the US after being struck off in the UK for fraudulently connecting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism, is seeking Hollywood fame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents rush to jab children against measles: Spike in numbers seeking MMR vaccine after 'national incident' declared over surge in cases
Dr Claire Fuller, England's leading GP, said doctors nationwide have reported 'more people coming forward' for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rubella Screening in Pregnancy No Longer Recommended in Italy Rubella Screening in Pregnancy No Longer Recommended in Italy
The elimination of the endemic transmission of rubella in Italy prompted a reconsideration of the country ’s pregnancy guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘This is urgent’: the UK is scrambling to stem an alarming tide of measles
How did the country get from a 2017 WHO declaration that the disease had been eliminated in Britain to the current crisis?In September 2017, Britain was basking in the glory of a public health success story. No indigenous cases of measles had been recorded for three years. Decades after a sham study threatened to permanently undermine trust in the MMR jab, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella, the World Health Organization declared the disease had been eliminated for the first time in the UK.Dr Mary Ramsay, then head of immunisation at Public Health England (PHE), expressed delight. “This is a huge achieveme...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: MMR Health UK news Society Source Type: news

Measles and Misinformation Are Two Huge Public-Health Threats
Measles would be gone if we wanted it to be. We’ve had a highly effective, safe vaccine for it for 60 years. But because of rising anti-vaccine sentiments, measles is back, with recent cases in  Philadelphia, New Jersey and Virginia. Unless we tackle the misinformation that is at the root of vaccine hesitancy, more children will get sick from this and other nasty, preventable diseases in 2024.   The U.S. is not the only high-income country seeing measles outbreaks. Europe saw a thirty-fold increase in cases last year.  In England, the West Midlands is currently experiencing its highest rates si...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Williams Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Millions in the UK are being urged to get vaccinations as measles cases surge
U.K. health officials on Monday urged millions of parents to book their children for missed measles, mumps and rubella shots during a sharp increase in the number of measles cases and the lowest vaccination rates in a decade. The National Health Service is launching a publicity campaign after…#mmr #jennyharries #infection #harries #helenbedford (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions in the UK are being urged to get vaccinations during a surge in measles cases
U.K. health officials are urging millions of parents to book their children for missed measles, mumps and rubella shots during a sharp increase in the number of measles cases and the lowest vaccination rates in a decade (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK declares 'national incident' over measles outbreak: Interactive map reveals nearly HALF of children in parts of east London have not had the MMR jab - as experts say distrust of vaccines has increased post-Covid
As few as half of children have had both measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jabs in parts of London. Similarly low levels are also seen in Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Vaccines to Get in 2024
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending new vaccines for adults and kids in 2024, according to its latest annual guidelines finalized Jan. 11. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a collection of medical and public-health experts who regularly review evidence and research about vaccines, compiled the new guidelines. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Like it does every year, ACIP recommends that American adults receive an annual flu shot and several standard vaccinations, such as those for chickenpox (if they haven’t had it already) and ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

How Late Can You Give Routine Newborn Care?
Discussion Routine newborn screening and treatment is focused on assisting the infant’s transition to extrauterine life, screening for health problems that may or may not be easily identifiable, and preventing acute or chronic health problems. Healthy infants begin with healthy pregnancies including risk factor assessment and screening of mothers. Such routine maternal screening and treatment does or may include glucose tolerance tests, ultrasound examinations, screenings for maternal blood type (with appropriate administration of Rho(D) immunoglobulin if appropriate), Hepatitis B, Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Cyt...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Late Can You Give Routine Newborn Care?
Discussion Routine newborn screening and treatment is focused on assisting the infant’s transition to extrauterine life, screening for health problems that may or may not be easily identifiable, and preventing acute or chronic health problems. Healthy infants begin with healthy pregnancies including risk factor assessment and screening of mothers. Such routine maternal screening and treatment does or may include glucose tolerance tests, ultrasound examinations, screenings for maternal blood type (with appropriate administration of Rho(D) immunoglobulin if appropriate), Hepatitis B, Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Cyt...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ken Mattingly obituary
Astronaut who orbited the moon on Apollo 16 and was instrumental in saving the stricken Apollo 13The astronaut Ken Mattingly, who has died aged 87, was probably more famous for his role in the saga of Apollo 13 – the ill-fated 1970 lunar mission, from which he was removed three days before launch – than he was for Apollo 16, on which he made a successful trip to the moon two years later.Mattingly lost his place as command module pilot on Apollo 13 because he had been exposed to rubella. As a consequence he had to settle for a role within the Houston ground control team, where he helped to power up the stricken Apollo 1...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Nigel Fountain Tags: Space Science The space shuttle Nasa Source Type: news

JCVI recommends chickenpox vaccine for all children
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that a universal chickenpox vaccination programme is included in the routine childhood schedule. The programme would use the combined measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) vaccine and would include two doses at 12 and 18 months of age. This recommendation is based on evidence from... Read moreThe post JCVI recommends chickenpox vaccine for all children appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 15, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Megan Ford Tags: Clinical Latest news Paediatrics Vaccinations Vaccinations and infections Source Type: news