Tag Archives: Measles

Nearly 5,000 have died this year in the ‘world’s worst measles outbreak’

Nearly 5,000 people have died this year in the ‘world’s worst measles outbreak’ in Ebola-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo Nearly 5,000 killed in year because children are missing out on routine jabs World Health Organisation said it was world’s largest and fastest epidemic Roughly 4million children, half of the total in the country, remain unvaccinated By Connor… Read More »

Bad viruses travel fast: Measles vaccine important for travelers

The United States was declared free from ongoing measles transmission in 2000. But we may be at risk for joining the U.K, Greece, Albania, and the Czech Republic, four countries recently stripped of measles elimination status by the World Health Organization. Since the beginning of 2019, more than 1,234 measles cases have been reported in… Read More »

Compulsory vaccines are needed to keep measles under control in the UK

21 million children miss the first dose of measles vaccine every yearBSIP/UIG via Getty Images By New Scientist staff and Press Association The UK should consider introducing compulsory measles vaccinations before children start school, according to a team of researchers in Italy. Their analysis of international measles data suggests that current vaccination policies are not… Read More »