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image: European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017

European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017

By Shawna Williams | February 20, 2018

The increase is attributed to a drop in immunization rates.

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image: Americas Declared Measles-Free

Americas Declared Measles-Free

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 30, 2016

Health officials announce that measles is no longer endemic to any region in the Americas, thanks to widespread vaccination.


image: Driven to Extinction

Driven to Extinction

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2015

The eradication of smallpox set the standard for the global elimination of a devastating infectious disease. Will the ongoing polio and guinea worm campaigns be as successful?


image: Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects

Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects

By Jef Akst | May 11, 2015

Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”


image: WHO: Ramp Up Vaccination

WHO: Ramp Up Vaccination

By Tracy Vence | March 23, 2015

The World Health Organization is calling for an increase in routine vaccinations for measles and other preventable diseases in Ebola-affected countries.


image: Elevated Measles Risk in Ebola-Stricken Regions

Elevated Measles Risk in Ebola-Stricken Regions

By Jenny Rood | March 13, 2015

Decreased vaccination rates could lead to a deadlier measles outbreak, according to a study.


image: Tracking the Measles Outbreak

Tracking the Measles Outbreak

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2015

Genetic tests have not revealed the source of the viral outbreak that started in California’s Disney theme parks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


image: CDC: Vaccines Help Millions

CDC: Vaccines Help Millions

By Jef Akst | April 25, 2014

A 20-year-long US immunization program will prevent more than 700,000 deaths and 300 million illnesses in coming years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


image: Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

By Jef Akst | March 27, 2014

A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.


image: Measles Races Through Anti-Vax Haven

Measles Races Through Anti-Vax Haven

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2013

More than 1,200 people have been infected with the preventable disease in Wales, where health officials are blaming parents who refused the MMR vaccine for their children.


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