US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids

U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children. Health officials say 465 measles cases have been reported this year, as of last week. That’s up from 387 the week before. The numbers are preliminary. The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported. The most before that was […]

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Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.

The measles outbreak that led to a state of emergency in New York’s Rockland County began far away: in an annual Hasidic pilgrimage from Israel to Ukraine. It is emblematic of a series of fierce, sometimes connected measles outbreaks — in places as diverse as Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and Venezuela — that have shaken global health officials, revealing persistent […]

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Measles in Germany: What you need to know currently

This article is continuously updated. Since then, schools and day-care centres in lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and several other German States intensified measles cases have become known, the debate around the issue of compulsory vaccination in Germany, for the umpteenth Time travel. He supported mandatory measles vaccinations in schools and day-care centres, was the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), […]

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Fraser Health confirms new case of measles in Metro Vancouver area, bringing total to 17

Another case of measles has been confirmed in the Metro Vancouver area — but it’s not clear where it happened. The region’s 17th case is connected to the current outbreak in Vancouver, which is linked to three francophone schools within the city, Fraser Health said Wednesday. The health authority said a measles patient was immediately isolated Wednesday before they became […]

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No link between autism and measles vaccine, even for 'at risk' kids, study finds

Measles: What to know What to know about Measles. Children who receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine are not at increased risk for autism, and that includes children who are sometimes considered to be in "high risk" groups for the neurodevelopmental disorder, a massive new study finds. The new study, published March 4 in the journal Annals of Internal […]

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Vancouver Coastal Health confirms 2 new cases of measles as outbreak continues

Vancouver Coastal Health said Friday it had confirmed two new case of measles in the city along with new exposures within Metro Vancouver, appearing to signal the local outbreak of the virus is growing. The possible exposures have been identified at multiple locations in Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, Whistler and Steveston, all linked to one of those cases. The new cases […]

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Measles vaccinations spike 500% after outbreak hits anti-vaxxer ‘hotspot’

It hasn’t even been a month since the state of Washington declared a public-health emergency over a measles outbreak, and health officials are reporting a dramatic spike in vaccinations. Clark County, Wash., has seen over 50 cases of Measles since January — and 47 of those cases occurred to individuals who were unvaccinated. One case occurred even though the person […]

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