Measles


  • WHO Provides Update on Measles in the Americas
    Between Jan. 1, 2015 and Feb. 8, 2015, the IHR National Focal Points of Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a total of 147 cases of measles, most of which are related to a large multi-state outbreak in the United ...More
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  • Failure to Vaccinate Against Measles, HPV Has Serious Consequences
    While measles and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are vastly different diseases, failing to get vaccinated against them can have equally serious consequences, suggests Bradley Stoner, PhD, a medical anthropologist who studies infectious disease transmission at Washington ...More
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  • Recent Measles Outbreaks Point to Gaps in Elimination Efforts in the Americas
    Recent measles outbreaks in the United States and Brazil suggest that immunization rates in some areas have dropped below levels needed to prevent the spread of cases imported into the Americas, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) experts ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Experts Stress Effectiveness and Safety of Vaccination During Measles Outbreak
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) says it is alarmed that in January 2015 alone, more than 100 people from 14 states in the U.S. have been reported as having measles. When parents elect not to vaccinate their children based on their personal beliefs, which ...More
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  • CDC Reports 121 Measles Cases Currently
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that from Jan. 1, 2015 to Feb. 6, 2015, 121 people from 17 states and Washington, D.C. were reported to have measles [AZ (7), CA (88), CO (1), DC (1), DE (1), IL (3), MI (1), MN (1), NE (2), NJ (1), NY ...More
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  • Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know
    Measles, a highly contagious respiratory infection that causes serious complications in about 3 of 10 people, has been grabbing headlines since last December’s outbreak at Disneyland. In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 102 ...More
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  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Experts Urge Vaccination as Measles Outbreak Continues
    As physicians, scientists, and other medical professionals dedicated to treating and preventing infections in children, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) says it remains extremely concerned about the current measles outbreak as it continues to unfold. It has ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Contagion in the Herd: How One Person Can Set Off a Measles Outbreak
    Americans may be victims of their own success when it comes to the eradication of infectious diseases and take their disease-free lives for granted, says Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the infection prevention and control program at Loyola ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Reports 102 Measles Cases Currently
    From Jan. 1 to Jan. 30, 2015, 102 people from 14 states were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing multi-state outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. On Jan. 23, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
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