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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Philippines to charge Sanofi officials over dengue vaccination deaths

The Philippine government said Friday it would file criminal charges against six officials of the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur over the deaths of children injected with its Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine. The Philippines in 2016 was the first nation to use Dengvaxia in a mass immunisation programme, but Sanofi disclosed a year later that it could worsen symptoms for people […]

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Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak (Update)

Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. […]

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Adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey kills 11, officials order center to separate patients

Virus kills 11th ‘medically fragile’ child at NJ facility Adenovirus outbreak claims its 10th victim at a pediatric care center in Wanaque, New Jersey. Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has stopped admitting new patients until the outbreak is over; Lauren Green reports. A viral outbreak at a New Jersey pediatric facility has killed another child, health officials confirmed Friday, […]

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