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WHO: Measles cases in Europe up four-fold in 2017

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:30:44 +0100

Measles cases in Europe quadrupled in 2017 from the record low seen on the continent in 2016, the World Health Organization reports this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Measles WARNING: Dr Chris urges parents to get children vaccinated before trips to Europe

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:27:00 +0100

MEASLES cases in Europe have surged over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries. Symptoms usually develop around 10 days after infection, and in some cases, the highly infectious viral illness can lead to brain damage, death and pneumonia. Dr Chris Steele urged parents on This Morning to get their children vaccinated before travelling to Europe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Measles cases rose by 400% across Europe last year

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:15:15 +0100

Measles affected 21,315 people across Europe last year, resulting in 35 deaths. This comes after a record low of just 5,273 incidences in 2016. Fear of vaccines is leaving many children unprotected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:44:58 +0100

There was a 400% increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Measles symptoms: Four early symptoms to watch out for as cases soar across Europe

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:12:01 +0100

MEASLES symptoms usually develop around 10 days after you ’re infected. But with cases surging across Europe at the moment due to “vaccine supply issues” it’s important to recognise the first signs of the highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 400% across Europe

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:38:37 +0100

2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a 400% increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 300% across Europe

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:38:37 +0100

2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a four-fold increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment following the record low in 2016, when there were just 5,273 cases in Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Measles cases ‘rebounded’ in Europe last year, warns WHO

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:01:00 +0100

Europe experienced a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017, compared to previous year, the World Health Organization has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)



Public health officials warn of possible measles exposure on Air Canada flight

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:56:13 +0100

Public health officials west of Toronto say they've confirmed a case of the measles in a baby who returned home on a flight from Switzerland. (Source: CBC | Health)



mSakhi in Pictures

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:41:59 +0100

February 16, 2018The mobile app is transforming maternal and child health care in a Himalayan state.One of the smaller states in India, Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan foothills with international borders touching Nepal and China. It ’s a land of mighty rivers, forests, hills, and mountains. Rich in natural resources, it boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, tigers, and elephants. The terrain, striking and beautiful, also makes it hard for people, particularly those in the middle Himalayan ranges, to access health care, including high-quality maternal and child health services.Many villages like this one are located on mountain tops. Despite the odds —and thanks to India's frontline health workers —registered pregnancies in Uttarakhand have touched93.8 % ...



Measles tripled in Europe in 2017, European CDC reports

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:14:44 +0100

Thirty European nations reported a total of 14,451 measles cases in 2017 -- more than three times the number reported in 2016, according to a new surveillance update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, an agency of the European Union. There were 4,643 reported cases in 2016. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Only U.S. Cryotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Finds Success

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:48:52 +0100

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Shanda Blackmon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, believes there is a place for cryotherapy in the future multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma. She wants to show it with this groundbreaking clinical trial. “We think [cryotherapy] could play an important role in treatment,” Blackmon told Asbestos.com. “So far, things look promising, but you can’t say anything specific without more numbers. Right now, it’s a little like telling a story.” Cryotherapy involves destroying cancer cells, or any abnormal tissues, by freezing them with controlled nitrogen vapors. It is often used for external tumors and applied directly with a spraying device. It also is used internally with a tube called a cryoprobe for several types of cancers and precance...



Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:28:17 +0100

The highly contagious disease is sickening children and young adults in developed countries due to low immunization rates (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Frontiers) Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Nigeria:Measles - 12-Day Vaccination Commences Tomorrow

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:02:27 +0100

[Daily Trust] A total of 3,998 settlements have been earmarked for the measles vaccination campaign scheduled to hold from February 10 to February 22, the FCT Administration has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:02:32 +0100

A health worker marks a boy’s finger with ink to show that he has been vaccinated against measles in India’s Gujarat State. Credit: UNICEF/UNI133530/PietrasikBy Bjorn LomborgCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there’s a global “inequality crisis,” but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. The best data on this comes from Professor Branko Milanovic, formerly of the World Bank, now at City University of New York. His research shows that, mostly because of Asia’s incredible growth, global inequality has declined sharply for several decades, reducing so much that the world hasn’t been this equal for more than a c...



Indonesia declares Papua health crisis under control

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:57:21 +0100

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A measles and malnutrition crisis that killed dozens of children in Indonesia's impoverished province of Papua over the past few months is under control, the health ministry said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine 2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:10:07 +0100

The new recommendations also address the use of an extra dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine during mumps outbreaks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:43:34 +0100

The so-called ‘ big six ’ countries in the World Health Organization ’ s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:43:34 +0100

The so-called ‘big six’ countries in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerated strategy to wipe out measles and rubella in the next three years by targeting as many as 500 million children with vaccines. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)

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Measles: Symptoms, treatment and how to get the vaccine - but also carry out this step

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:59:00 +0100

MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led more than 100 people to be infected. But what are the symptoms to look out for, the best treatment for the rash and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Measles: Symptoms, treatment and how to get the vaccine - also carry out this step

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:59:00 +0100

MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led more than 100 people to be infected. But what are the symptoms to look out for, the best treatment for the rash and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Measles outbreak: What are the early symptoms and will the MMR vaccine protect you?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:13:29 +0100

MEASLES has been spreading across the UK - the latest outbreak has led 140 people to be infected. As health experts warn of “ongoing large outbreaks” in Europe, are you aware of all the symptoms, what the rash looks like, and are you protected by the MMR vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Italy reports 4,991 measles cases amid politicized debate

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:36:56 +0100

Italy's health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)



Measles strikes 140 people across five regions of England

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:15:56 +0100

Some 47 confirmed cases of the life-threatening infection have been reported in the West Midlands, according to new data released by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Measles strikes 140 people across England, figures show

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:08:41 +0100

Some 47 confirmed cases of the life-threatening infection have been reported in the West Midlands, according to new data released by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Measles cases continue to rise with outbreaks in five areas

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:05:00 +0100

Public Health England has issued advice for the public urging people to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after latest figures show measles cases are continuing to rise and outbreaks have been confirmed in five areas of England. (Source: Nursing Times)



Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:23:12 +0100

A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 97 people, mostly indigenous children (Source: ABC News: Health)



Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:01:27 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Second Alert About Measles Patient At O'Hare Airport Health officials have issued another alert about a person with measles who was at O'Hare... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Second measles scare at Chicago airport

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:13:55 +0100

"Very, very contagious" virus could infect people who passed through one of the nation's busiest airports (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Arkansas health officials say 150 people exposed to measles

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:07:02 +0100

The Arkansas Department of Health says about 150 people were exposed to measles after an ill traveler flew from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Little Rock (Source: ABC News: Health)



DEADLY MEASLES leads to DESPERATE plea from Doctors for parents to get children MMR jab

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:01:45 +0100

DOCTORS urge parents to vaccinate their children against the deadly measles disease which has swept across England with 122 recorded cases, despite the UK reaching “elimination status” in 2016. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:45:00 +0100

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Measles outbreak in five English regions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:53:30 +0100

Numbers of cases have been increasing since late 2017 and are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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Potential measles exposure at Chicago airport

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:13:03 +0100

A passenger with a confirmed case of measles arrived at O'Hare International Airport, potentially exposing others to the highly contagious disease, officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Measles outbreak MAPPED: Contagious virus spreads across UK - Is your town affected?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:58:00 +0100

MEASLES has continued to spread across the UK as the highly contagious virus infects 122 people from the north, down to the south. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia's Papua

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:54:34 +0100

An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province (Source: ABC News: Health)



After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:30:22 +0100

Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn ’ t so important when a law can change behavior. (Source: NYT Health)



Measles strikes more than 100 people across five regions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:13:14 +0100

West Yorkshire has the most sufferers with 34 people being infected, followed by 32 in the West Midlands, 29 in Liverpool and Cheshire, 20 in Surrey and Sussex, and seven in Greater Manchester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Measles outbreak: Contagious virus continues to spread across UK - Is your town affected?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:12:52 +0100

MEASLES has continued to spread across the UK as the highly contagious virus infects 122 people from the north, down to the south. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Proquad (Measles Mumps Rubella Varicella Vaccine Live) - updated on RxList

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)



Measles outbreaks confirmed in five areas across UK

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Public Health England has issued advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in five areas of England. (Source: NHS Networks)



Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:28:33 +0100

Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because of age or other risk factors. Recalls are sent when vaccines are overdue. Reminders and recalls can be sent by letter, postcard, telephone call, computerized telephone ca...



Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:32:52 +0100

A measles alert has been issued Monday after a passenger was diagnosed. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Further cases of measles reported in England as outbreak continues

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:47:00 +0100

Further cases of measles have been reported in England today, bringing the total number to 122 since the outbreak began last year. (Source: Nursing Times)



Everyone ’s talking about the flu. Here’s what to do about it

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:00:58 +0100

H3N2: If you ’ve had it, you know how bad it can be. If you don’t, you’ve heard about it and are afraid. Very afraid.We ’re talking about the flu, specifically this flu season’s dominant strain.Others are taking about the flu as well. Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have been featured in the media, and sought by patients and the public for advice on flu care and prevention — and for good reason.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is widespread across the country. The California Department of Public Health has announced that flu activity in California is at levels that are usually only seen at the peak of flu season. And the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported 36 c...



MSF Builds New Hospital for Rohingya Refugees

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:31:24 +0100

VideoMSF Builds New Hospital for Rohingya RefugeesJanuary 08, 2018In three weeks, MSF constructed a new hospital in Tasnimarkhola camp, Bangladesh, with an emergency room, an intensive care unit, a pharmacy and sterilization unit. In it's first month of operation, MSF staff admitted 220 patients, more than half of them suffering from measles. (Source: MSF News)



Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated against measles in UN-backed campaign

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

One million children aged six months to 10 years in Puntland and 4.2 million across Somalia were reached during a five-day measles campaign that wrapped up on Sunday, the United Nations has reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)

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Nigeria:FCT to Immunise Children Against Measles in February - Official

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:48:11 +0100

[Premium Times] The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board, says plans have been concluded to immunise children against measles across the territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Global Health: Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 12:35:07 +0100

Thanks to vaccines, the disease — which not long ago killed over 2 million children a year — now kills fewer than 100,000, the W.H.O. reported. (Source: NYT Health)



M-M-R II (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live) - updated on RxList

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)



Economic Burden Associated With Two Measles Investigations Economic Burden Associated With Two Measles Investigations

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:14:36 +0100

This report of travel-related cases of measles in unvaccinated persons underscores how even a single case can cause substantial economic and personnel burden to public health systems.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Nigeria:Sokoto to Vaccinate 1 Million Children Against Measles

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:10:06 +0100

[Guardian] Sokoto -Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has flagged off the 2017 measles vaccination campaign with a target of reaching one million children across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Measles outbreak MAPPED: Virus spreads to FIVE UK areas - parents urged to vaccinate kids

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:53:00 +0100

A MEASLES outbreak has spread to five areas of the UK, including four cities and Surrey. Parents have been urged to make sure children are vaccinated to stop the deadly spread. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Measles warning: Outbreak spreads to FIVE UK areas - parents urged to vaccinate kids

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:06:20 +0100

A MEASLES outbreak has spread to five areas of the UK, including four cities and Surrey. Parents have been urged to make sure children are vaccinated to stop the deadly spread. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Measles outbreaks in five areas across UK

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in five areas of England. (Source: NHS Networks)



GPs urged to step up MMR vaccination as measles outbreaks spread

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:32:11 +0100

Public Health England (PHE) has urged patients to ensure they have received the MMR vaccine from their GP, after declaring an outbreak of the disease is underway across England. (Source: GP Online News)



Nigeria:Antibiotics, Meningitis, Others Lead to Hearing Loss, Says Audiologist

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:13:06 +0100

[Guardian] Hearing loss has been linked to several factors such as meningitis, measles, jaundice, antibiotics, insufficient oxygen and infection at birth among other factors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Measles mortality rates: The efficacy and safety of vaccines and the role of the medical establishment

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:00:54 +0100

(Natural News) “During the last 10 years, there has been one death from measles, but that patient was an adult woman who was on immunosuppressive medications and had other serious health problems. (But between) 2000 and 2017, there were 156 deaths related to the MMR vaccine.” – David Brownstein, MD – Holistic Family Practitioner “Up to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Interoperability Can Help Stop Disease Outbreaks in Their Tracks

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:47:39 +0100

December 01, 2017A new  system in Liberia is speeding up disease surveillance and response times.How do you reduce the time it takes to identify a potential disease outbreak in order to manage it effectively?  In Liberia —where resources are constrained and the devastation of Ebola still lingers—the government, IntraHealth International, and other partners are working urgently to answer this question.The simple answer? Connect the dots quickly.IntraHealth is helping the Ministry of Health speed up this process from several weeks to just a few days.Health authorities must be alerted to a suspected disease or condition in order to act appropriately. Then, information must move across those connections fast. Very fast.Health authorities require reliable, real-time information about a po...



WHO: Holidaymakers at risk of contracting deadly measles

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:28:28 +0100

Those travelling to Romania, Italy and Germany who have not had the jab are at risk. With measles spreading across Europe, outbreaks in three areas of England were recorded recently. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Nigeria:Tackling Measles in Nigeria

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:37:53 +0100

[This Day] Good things don't come cheap and victory isn't freely given but demanded for. This seems to be the case in federal government's quest to end measles in Nigeria. Kuni Tyessi writes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Public Health Economic Burden Associated with Two Single Measles Case Investigations - Colorado, 2016-2017

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:56:38 +0100

Article tracks economic burden associated with investing and responding to single measles cases, personnel hours, and supply costs. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Outbreak of potentially deadly measles has spread

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:54:17 +0100

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Noble, from Leeds, said doctors dismissed her 9-month-old son Teddy's rash even when it 'spread like wild fire'. The outbreak has spread from the north west to the Midlands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Just Two Measles Cases Cost Taxpayers $68,192 In Colorado

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 11:32:00 +0100

The cost of the public health response to a single measles case can exceed $100,000 depending on circumstances. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Stay at home on Black Friday to avoid the measles outbreak

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:09:02 +0100

An outbreak was confirmed in Leeds and Liverpool on November 23. Manchester has also been put on high alert to look out for signs the life-threatening condition may have spread there. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Measles warning: NHS urges people to STAY AT HOME as deadly disease hits UK cities

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:02:59 +0100

A MEASLES outbreak has been spotted in two UK cities, and a third put on alert, as the NHS urges people with a cough or a high fever to stay at home. The appeal came on the eve of Black Friday, one of the busiest retail days of the year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Nigeria:Bauchi Records 507 Cases of Measles Outbreak

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:55:13 +0100

[This Day] Bauchi -No fewer than 507 suspected cases of measles have been recorded in Bauchi State from January to October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Public Health Economic Burden Associated with Two Single Measles Case Investigations — Colorado, 2016–2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)



Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:36:45 +0100

Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in Bangladesh

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:42:20 +0100

SlideshowRohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in BangladeshNovember 14, 2017More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25. Carrying few belongings but bearing many physical and psychological wounds, refugees have shared horrific stories of attacks with staff from Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Teams are treating patients for bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. Other serious medical needs include acute watery diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, suspected measles, and advanced obstetric complications. (Source: MSF News)



Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 23:13:10 +0100

Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain shut.“It will not be like the famine that we saw in South Sudan earlier in the year where tens of thousands of people were affected, and it will not be like the famine that c...

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Nigeria:Measles - Kaduna Begins Immunisation of 1.5 M Children

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:24:13 +0100

[Daily Trust] Kaduna State Government on Thursday began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Nigeria:Govt Earmarks N3.5 Bn for Campaign Against Measles

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:29:15 +0100

[This Day] Kaduna -The federal government has earmarked N3.5 billion for the 2017/2018 national vaccination campaign against measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Nigeria:Measles - Nigerian Govt Flags Off Vaccination Campaign Tuesday

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:55:26 +0100

[Premium Times] The federal government will on Tuesday flag off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



What Causes White Nails?

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:47:12 +0100

Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occur in the nail matrix but are 1/6 as numerous as those in the skin epidermis. In the distal matrix about 50% are activable and 50% are dormant. In the proximal matrix alm...



Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:12:12 +0100

Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Nigeria:Taraba, Unicef Task Media On Measles Vaccination

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:04:46 +0100

[Guardian] Jalingo -The dream of halting Measles, polio and other child killer diseases from resurrecting its ugly head in Taraba state, media practitioners, as opined by the leadership of the State Primary Health Care Developed Agency and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) must educate the people on the adverse effects of rejecting the vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Nigeria:Measles - Nigeria Has Highest Unvaccinated Children Worldwide - WHO Report

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 16:21:26 +0100

[Premium Times] Though there has been a substantial decline in global measles death, Nigeria still tops the chart of number of children not vaccinated against measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Measles Deaths Are Down Around The World

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:36:29 +0100

The death rate has dropped 84 percent in 16 years, but we still have a long way to go to eliminate the virus. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:00:01 +0100

Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)



Africa:Measles Deaths Fall, but World Still Far From Eliminating Disease - UN-Backed Report

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:41:49 +0100

[UN News] Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, as they warned however that the world is still far from reaching goals on eliminating the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Sudan:Children Succumb to Measles Outbreak

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:37:09 +0100

[CAJ News] Khartoum -SOUTH Sudan has appealed for the intervention of international humanitarian agencies to stop a deadly outbreak of measles that has claimed the lives of at least ten children. The minors have died in the northern Payinjiar County. Most of the victims are aged under five. A majority of the infected children died before they could access health facilities. Stephen Gatliah Kuay, the Payinjiar health supervisor, lamented the situation as dire, pointing out the war-torn region lacked the capacity to bring the si (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Measles deaths fall, but world still far from eliminating disease – UN-backed report

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:04:29 +0100

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, as they warned however that the world is still far from reaching goals on eliminating the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)






Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:02:01 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2016

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:17:12 +0100

During 2000-2016, annual reported measles incidence decreased 87%, from 145 to 19 cases per million persons, annual estimated measles deaths decreased 84%, from 550,100 to 89,780, and an estimated 20.4 million deaths were prevented. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000–2016

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)



CDC recommends booster shot of MMR vaccine during mumps outbreaks

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:24:32 +0100

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Wednesday to recommend the use of a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine during outbreaks of the mumps. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Outbreak at Syracuse as CDC weighs new vaccine recommendation

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:51:17 +0100

An outbreak of mumps has spurred Syracuse University to offer students a third "booster" shot of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



MMR vaccine side effects do NOT include autism – where the myth came from explained

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:01:45 +0100

VACCINES for measles, mumps and rubella do not cause autism in children, and it ’s important to vaccine your kids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical Terrorists at Large! NMA panel suggests no American has the right to refuse experimental vaccinations and children must be held down by police while injected

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:27:08 +0100

(Natural News) Are you ready for your front door to be kicked in by a CDC swat team and your children to be held down at gunpoint while being injected with the latest experimental vaccines for anthrax, zika, ebola, HPV, measles, chicken pox, swine flu, influenza, and whatever else they think up this year? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:00:10 +0100

William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law of parsimony,” better known today as “Occam’s razor.” According to the razor principle, the simplest explanation for an event is almost always the best; shave away any extraneous assumptions, and what you’ve got left is usually the truth. That’s not exactly the way conspiracy theorists think. Either Barack Obama was actually born in Hawaii, or an international plot unfolded over multiple decades to conceal his Kenyan birthplace and install him in the presidency. Either vaccines are safe and effective, or every major hospital and health organization in the world is covering up the fact that they actual...



WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:58:43 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Rwanda: Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:26:52 +0100

[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Rwanda:Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:26:52 +0100

[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattoo

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:33:47 +0100

Her symptoms pointed to cancer. She had sought medical attention for small lumps under her arms, but doctors in Australia discovered it was worse than that — enlarged lymph nodes were also in her chest and in the roots of her lungs. They suspected it was lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, which removes toxins […]Related:Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?Who will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche?Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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Measles Cases Are Rising. Here Are the States Where It ’s Becoming More Common

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:32:31 +0100

Measles incidence in the United States has been extremely low since the disease was declared eliminated there in 2000. But in recent years, transmission rates have doubled, according to a new research letter published in JAMA, and the researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say it’s likely due to people not being vaccinated. From 2001 to 2015, 2,012 cases of measles were reported in the United States, and 1,789 of them were among U.S. residents. Cases were reported in 46 states, and Ohio, California, New York and Washington all reported at least 100. 70% of the people who got measles were unvaccinated, and the vaccination status was unknown for another 18%. Incidence rates were highest among babies ages 6 to 15 months, but people of all ages were affecte...



Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:08:12 +0100

It happens after very disaster, whether natural or human-made. Before the floods recede or the crime tape is removed, hundreds will line up to donate their blood. Less than 24 hours after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a line of people twisted from a blood center around several city blocks. According to one woman's […]Related:Who will take care of Nevada’s wounded psyche?Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report saysBreast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Nigeria: Kwara Records 147 Cases of Measles in Nine Months - WHO

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:34:21 +0100

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said 147 cases of measles have been recorded in Kwara between January and August, this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)