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Measles News

Measles deaths fall to record low, but rebound in Syria

Geneva - The number of people dying from measles has fallen to a record low, driven down by mass vaccination campaigns, but outbreaks in crisis zones such as Syria remain a threat, the UN said Thursday.

Infected traveller sparks New Zealand measles alert

Wellington - New Zealand health authorities were trying to track down hundreds of passengers on Wednesday who may have been exposed to measles on a Singapore Airlines flight at the weekend.

CDC reports measles cases have tripled over yearly average

In the United States, vaccination programs have all but eliminated measles. But before a vaccine became available, almost everyone came down with the disease, and over 450 people died annually between 1953 and 1963, usually from complications.

Measles outbreak shaping up to be worst in 17 years

If you're refusing to get your kids vaccinated, then you could be part of the key factor in the rising number of measles cases this year.

Texas mega-church linked to measles outbreak

A Texas mega-church previously opposed to vaccinations has been linked to at least 21 cases of measles and is now urging members to get the preventative shots.

Epidemic of measles in Wales

Swansea - An epidemic of measles has been reported in Swansea, Wales with a total of 693 cases reported so far. The Public Health Wales (PHW) have commented that in the last two days a further 73 cases of measles have been confirmed.

Falling immunizations bring 15-year high for measles epidemic

Measles are one of the first diseases that occur when immunization coverage rates begin to fall, which leads to large-scale outbreaks. Fortunately, even though measles is a highly contagious viral disease, it is vaccine-preventable.

Germany: Measles Outbreak Underscores Importance of Vaccination

WHO states a measles outbreak in Germany has highlighted the need for vaccination reminders and better information for parents.

Study Says No link Between Measles Vaccine and Autism

A new study has stated that there is no link between some vaccines and autism. The study involved years of research with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccines.

Mayo Clinic Discovers How Measles Spread

Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators show that measles do not enter the body through the surface of airways and lungs, like many other major viruses.

Measles Alert In Toronto

The Toronto Public Health has revealed that those who were treated at North York General Hospital on May 13, May 16 and May 17 in the emergency room have been exposed to measles.

US Sees Largest Measle Outbreak In 6 Years

From January 1 through April 25, 2008, CDC received a total of 64 reports of confirmed measles cases in nine states — the highest number for the same time period since 2001.

Public Health Officials In Milwaukee Trying to Contain Potential Measle Outbreak

The Milwaukee County Health Department is concerned about a potential outbreak of measles after 4 people became infected with the highly contagious disease.

CDC Issues U.S. Measles Health Advisory

In the U. S. from Jan. 1 through March 28, 2008, 24 confirmed cases of measles resulting from importations from endemic countries have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Measles Kill 165 Children in Northern Nigeria

Three thousand children have been infected by measles and 165 have died in a northern region of Nigeria; where 90 per cent of the children have not been immunized. an emergency response team is on the scene.

Muslims Urge Followers to Reject Common Childhood Vaccines

Muslims in Britain are being urged to keep their children from childhood vaccination, saying they are unIslamic. . .

Global Death Rate Due To Measels See A Decline Of 60 Percent

There has been a global decline of 60 percent in the death rate of children due to the deadly disease of measles, the World Health Organization announced Friday.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center: Harnessing the measles virus to attack cancer

Interesting use of a virus that most every kid had suffered from at an early age...
 

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This patient presented on the third pre-eruptive day with “Koplik spots” indicative of the begin...
This patient presented on the third pre-eruptive day with “Koplik spots” indicative of the beginning onset of measles. In the prodromal or beginning stages, one of the signs of the onset of measles is the eruption of “Koplik spots” on the mucosa of the cheeks and tongue, which appear as irregularly-shaped, bright red spots often with a bluish-white central dot.
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