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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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by John Sevigny - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 20 comments

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments
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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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2011 Was Worst Measles Year in US in 15 Years

Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years the CDC has announced. There were 222 cases of...
Apr 20, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle


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