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WHO Now Recognizes Ebola As An International Public Health Emergency

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
WHO has finally declared Ebola as an international public health emergency in the DRC. Will measles be...
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20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday....
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U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between July 3 and July 11, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,123 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992....
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Longer Looks: Trump’s Kidney Initiative, Measles’ Return & Fecal Transplants

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Fewer New Measles Cases in U.S. Last Week

Jul 10, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Fewer New Measles Cases in U.S. Last WeekCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2019 12:00:00...
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‘Get Really Creative’: New York Parents Who Don’t Want To Vaccinate Their Children Are Learning About Home Schooling

Jul 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In the state with the highest measles outbreak this year, a new law prevents religious exemptions. More than 25,000 New York children had religious exemptions in 2018. One parent says "our only option is home schooling.'' While hundreds of parents are joining Facebook groups and going to seminars to learn how to homeschool their children, public health officials push for vaccinations and better public health eduction. In other public health news: inaccessible technology for blind and deaf...
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U.S. health officials record 14 new cases of measles as outbreak slows

Jul 09, 2019 , Reuters
The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between June 27 and July 3, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease that has infected 1,109 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992....
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U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044: CDC

Jun 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2019 12:00:00...
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Heading to Europe This Summer? Get Your Measles Shot

Jun 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Heading to Europe This Summer? Get Your Measles ShotCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2019 12:00:00...
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Traveling to Europe? Make sure your measles vaccination is up to date

Jun 19, 2019 , CNN Health
Measles is not the souvenir you want to bring back from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe this summer, but there's an increasing likelihood that could happen if your vaccinations are not up to date....
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Database Designed To Compensate People Injured By Vaccines Shows Negative Reactions Are Extraordinarily Rare

Jun 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Fear over vaccine safety has been in large part driving the measles outbreak that's been the country's worst in decades -- but a look at federal numbers reveals that only a very tiny percentage of people who get vaccines file an injury claim. Over the past three decades, when billions of doses of vaccines have been given to hundreds of millions of Americans, the program compensated about 6,600 people for harm they said was caused by a vaccination. About 70 percent of the awards were settlements...
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Varying vaccine trust leaves populations vulnerable, global study finds

Jun 19, 2019 , Reuters
Trust in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where scepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found on Wednesday....
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U.S. records 22 new measles cases, bringing year's total to 1,044

Jun 18, 2019 , Reuters
The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, bringing the year's total number of cases to 1,044 in the worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday....
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Measles cases in United States rise to 1,044

Jun 18, 2019 , CNN Health
The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow, with the number of cases this year now reaching 1,044 as of Friday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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Fight To Add Restrictions To Vaccine Exemptions Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor, Paralyzes Statehouses Across Country

Jun 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Even in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in decades there's still voracious push back against banning exemptions. So far this year, only two states — Maine and New York — have successfully outlawed all exemptions except those granted for medical reasons. Meanwhile, public health officials are eyeing the up-coming summer-camp season with trepidation....
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New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption

Jun 15, 2019 , WebMD
Reacting to an ongoing measles outbreak, New York state has eliminated the religious exemption for not vaccinating...
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State Highlights: Measles Outbreak Slows In NYC As Repeal Effort On Vaccination Exemptions Moves Forward; North Carolina Lawmakers Eye Mental Health Solutions For Prison Safety

Jun 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New York, North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Iowa, New Hampshire, California, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio and...
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Measles Outbreak Expands To 28 States As New Cases In Virginia, Idaho Are Reported

Jun 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Federal health officials continue to stress the importance of vaccinations. New York, where 800 people have become infected, is facing scrutiny for its ineffectiveness in dealing with the epidemic, but the New York City health commissioner says she has more than 400 people assigned to...
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Congo declares measles epidemic after it kills more than Ebola

Jun 12, 2019 , Reuters
Congo's government has declared an epidemic of measles, which the latest health ministry figures show has now killed at least 1,500 people, over a hundred more than have died of Ebola....
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U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Idaho and Virginia, hits 1,022 cases

Jun 11, 2019 , Reuters
The United States' worst measles outbreak in a quarter-century spread to Idaho and Virginia last week as public health authorities on Monday reported 41 new cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease....
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