Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles cases surge 80%, other diseases could follow: UN

Measles cases have surged by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the "canary in a coal mine" illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the way.

Vaccination

Rates for measles, other vaccinations dip for kindergartners

A smaller portion of U.S. children got routine vaccinations required for kindergarten during the pandemic, government researchers said Thursday, raising concerns that measles and other preventable diseases could increase.

Pediatrics

Child vaccination rates declined during COVID-19 pandemic

The numbers of recommended vaccine doses, including measles vaccine, administered to children decreased dramatically after the declaration of a national state of emergency on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children falling behind on measles vaccinations, study shows

While the world witnessed impressive progress in immunizing children against measles between 2000 and 2010, the last 10 years have seen such efforts stalling in low- and middle-income nations, according to a new scientific ...

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