Current U.S. measles outbreak ‘completely avoidable,’ officials say

The number of measles cases in the United States has reached a 25-year peak, propelled by the spread of misinformation about the vaccine that can prevent the disease, federal health officials said on Monday. Related N.S. health officials warn of possible measles exposure at Halifax hospital 71 new cases of measles recorded in U.S. as outbreak worsens The U.S. Centers […]

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Measles cases up 300% worldwide in the first quarter of 2019: WHO

The number of measles cases worldwide continues to rise, according to provisional data released Monday by the World Health Organization. Related Madagascar’s largest ever measles outbreak has killed more than 1,200 people New York City orders mandatory vaccinations after measles outbreak Reported cases rose by nearly 300 per cent in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same […]

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Majority of British Columbians back vaccines, but sizable portion still have doubts: poll

A large majority of British Columbians are concerned about the recent measles outbreak, but there is still a sizable “anti-vax” population as well. That’s the conclusion of a new poll conducted by Insights West, which found nearly eight in 10 residents are worried about measles. The poll found women (49 per cent) were more likely to be “very worried” about […]

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Unvaccinated children banned from public spaces in N.Y. county

A county in New York City’s northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem. Related B.C. government to offer measles immunizations in schools starting in April Alberta mother […]

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B.C. government considers requiring students to register measles immunizations

The B.C. government is looking at requiring parents to register with schools whether they have vaccinated their children or not. Health Minister Adrian Dix says Ontario and New Brunswick have a registration system now with exemptions for children who can be vaccinated for medical or other reasons. “That issue has been considered in the past and is obviously under active […]

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For the last week in Ukraine of measles 1319 people

In Ukraine suffer from measles again! For the last natalyzelikova 1319 cases of measles. What should I do to avoid that? How effective is the vaccine and where is it done? Measles cases becomes more After October 29, in the Transcarpathian regional children’s hospital died from measles unvaccinated 12-year-old boy from the village of Strabychovo, the number of measles cases […]

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