Measles


  • Measles Cases in the United States Reach 20-Year High
    Two hundred and twenty-eight cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014. This is the largest number of measles cases in the United States reported in the first five ...More
    May 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Expert Addresses Resurgence of Measles in U.S.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. is seeing the largest outbreak of measles in decades. In 2000, the disease was considered eliminated from the country thanks to vaccines, but a combination of frequent international travel and a ...More
    May 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • Measles Control in Viet Nam
    Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy watches over her 2-year-old son as he takes quick, short breaths in a quarantined intensive care unit (ICU) at Hanoi’s National Pediatric Hospital. Like the 40 other children in the unit, Thuy’s son has a severe measles infection. Since the ...More
    April 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop a New Drug to Combat Measles
    A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says. Scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Emory ...More
    April 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • On 50th Anniversary of Measles Vaccine, Spike in Imported Measles Cases
    Fifty years after the approval of an extremely effective vaccine against measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases, the virus still poses a threat to domestic and global health security. On an average day, 430 children – 18 every hour – die of measles worldwide. ...More
    December 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study Summarizes National Report on Elimination of Measles, Rubella
    An expert panel convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that the elimination of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) from the United States was sustained through 2011, according to a report published by JAMA ...More
    December 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Measles Cases on the Rise in U.S., UAB Expert Encourages Vaccine
    Prior to the use of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, hundreds of those infected with the measles would die yearly, tens of thousands would be hospitalized and around 1,000 cases would result in chronic disability. Decades later, after believing that endemic ...More
    September 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • Texas Department of State Health Services Issues Measles Alert
    Citing six confirmed measles cases in the last month and 11 cases for the year, the Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health alert and is urging immunization against this highly contagious illness. State health officials are asking healthcare providers ...More
    August 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Measles Deaths Decline but Elimination Progress Stalls in Some Regions
    The number of measles deaths globally decreased by 71 percent between 2000 and 2011, from 542 000 to 158 000. Over the same period, new cases dropped 58 percent from 853 500 in 2000 to 355 000 in 2011, according to new data released Thursday by the World Health Organization ...More
    January 18, 2013 Posted in News
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