Medical research

Australia is 'an island in a sea of measles'

Combating the resurgence of measles requires vigilant clinicians and sustained, high level vaccination coverage, because Australia is "an island in a sea of measles," according to the authors of Perspective published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Grounded flights threaten routine vaccine supply: UN

Dozens of countries risk running out of vaccines for diseases like measles because of restrictions on flights brought in to tackle the new coronavirus, the United Nations warned on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles vaccine group targets 45 million children

Vaccine group Gavi said on Tuesday it would help to innoculate up to 45 million children in countries in Asia and Africa over the next six months.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Explainer: A history of the measles virus and why it's so tenacious

The measles virus has been a part of human life for thousands of years. A recent study suggests that it appeared about 4,000 years ago, originating from a virus affecting livestock. That was also the time when cities were ...

Pediatrics

Mandatory vaccination ups prevalence of vaccine coverage

(HealthDay)—Mandatory vaccination is associated with increased vaccination coverage for measles and pertussis as well as reduced measles incidence in Europe, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Pediatrics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Samoa measles death toll rises to 37 amid anti-vax push: WHO

A measles epidemic raging in Samoa has killed 37 people, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming an anti-vaccine messaging campaign for leaving the Pacific island nation vulnerable to the spread of the virus.

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