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Measles Cases On the Rise in England
Jim Daley | May 11, 2018
The increase is associated with travel to Europe, where large outbreaks are occurring.
European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018
The increase is attributed to a drop in immunization rates.
Americas Declared Measles-Free
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 30, 2016
Health officials announce that measles is no longer endemic to any region in the Americas, thanks to widespread vaccination.
Driven to Extinction
Jef Akst | Jul 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?
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Jef Akst | May 11, 2015
Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”
WHO: Ramp Up Vaccination
Tracy Vence | Mar 23, 2015
The World Health Organization is calling for an increase in routine vaccinations for measles and other preventable diseases in Ebola-affected countries.
Elevated Measles Risk in Ebola-Stricken Regions
Jenny Rood | Mar 13, 2015
Decreased vaccination rates could lead to a deadlier measles outbreak, according to a study.
Tracking the Measles Outbreak
Jef Akst | Feb 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.
CDC: Vaccines Help Millions
Jef Akst | Apr 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.
Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2014
A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.