Measles vaccination decided: Spahn brings a controversial bill in the Cabinet, and

Point victory for Jens Spahn (CDU). After months of discussions and debates of the Federal Minister of health has presented the draft law to a nationwide vaccination in the Cabinet. Thus should have to prove from next year, kindergarten children, pupils and various groups of adults, that they have been vaccinated against measles. After this year, already more than 400 […]

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Health officials warn travellers to get the measles jab

Health officials warn holidaymakers to check if they are up-to-date on their MMR jabs amid outbreaks of measles across Europe A total of 6,265 cases of measles were recorded in EU between January and April Public Health England urged holidaymakers to check their families are protected France, Italy and Poland have recorded the most measles cases so far this year   Health […]

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N.B. receives new batch of measles vaccine amid increased demand in Saint John

New Brunswick has received a new batch of 20,000 doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine amid increased demand during a measles outbreak in Saint John. The province usually orders roughly 5,000 doses of the MMR vaccine every year. But since the outbreak in Saint John began in April, the province says they’ve distributed over 13,000 doses. New […]

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Brother and Sister Accuse Him of Spreading Misinformation on Vaccines

A brother, sister and niece of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Wednesday chastised him for campaigning against vaccines, saying he has been disseminating “dangerous misinformation” that discourages immunization even as measles spreads throughout the United States. They declared that they love him and praised his work to protect the environment. “However, on vaccines he is wrong,” they wrote in a column […]

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Measles numbers break recent records with 704 reported cases

The number of measles cases in the U.S. has reached a new high, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that there have been 704 cases reported nationally so far this year. Interested in Measles? The ongoing outbreaks have caused this year’s number of cases to blow past the previous annual record in just the first few months. […]

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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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