• Measles Outbreak Was Inevitable But Can Be Halted, UAB Physician Says
    An ongoing, multistate measles outbreak linked to a California amusement park has already caused 68 confirmed cases between Jan. 1 and 23, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric infectious diseases ...More
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  • Misery of Measles is Avoidable Through Immunization
    The recent measles outbreak linked to Disney amusement parks in southern California should not be a concern for anyone who has had measles in the past or who has received two doses of the measles vaccine. "The vaccine is very effective, so they would be protected," says Dr. ...More
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  • California Department of Public Health Confirms 59 Cases of Measles
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announces that local public health officials have confirmed a total of 59 cases of measles in California residents since the end of December 2014.  “If you have symptoms, and believe you may have been exposed, ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Powdered Measles Vaccine Found to be Safe in Early Clinical Trials
    A measles vaccine made of fine dry powder and delivered with a puff of air triggered no adverse side effects in early human testing and it is likely effective, according to a paper to be published Nov. 28 in the journal Vaccine. The paper is now available online. In 2013, ...More
    November 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Warns That Progress Toward Eliminating Measles Has Stalled
    The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today that progress toward the elimination of measles has stalled. The number of deaths from measles increased from an estimated 122,000 in 2012 to 145,700 in 2013, according to new data published in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological ...More
    November 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Public Health Officials Investigating Measles Exposure at Sea-Tac Airport
    Local public health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac airport during the contagious period. The traveler was likely exposed to measles outside of the United States. According to the King County Department of ...More
    September 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Expanding the Age of Eligibility for Measles Vaccination Could Increase Childhood Survival in Africa
    Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could have potentially large effects on coverage in Africa, according to a new report published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. If combined ...More
    August 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
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