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186 Articles Matching "measles"

Childhood Disease Like Measles Help ‘Keep You Healthy And Fight Cancer,’ Says Wife Of White House Official

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The antivaccination claims--that childhood illnesses help boost immunity--touted by Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, have been debunked by health experts. Meanwhile, Facebook says it is looking for options to remove the antivaccine information that flourishes on its site....
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Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
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Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content

Feb 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health....
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Longer Looks: School Shooters; Teen Vaping; And Measles

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Explainer: Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Rockland County....
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Is There Any Benefit Of "Natural Immunity" When It Comes To Infections Like Measles?

Feb 15, 2019 , Forbes
In the midst of one of the largest worldwide measles outbreaks since the initiation of the measles vaccine, those with large social media platforms are spreading inaccurate medical information regarding the safety and efficacy of...
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Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO

Feb 15, 2019 , Reuters
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
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The World Braced Itself For A Bird Flu Epidemic. Then Nothing Happened.

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A little over a decade ago, the world raced to prepare emergency plans and stockpile medication in anticipation of a major bird flu outbreak. Now, there hasn't been a single H5N1 human infection detected since February 2017. Where did it go? In other public health news: the measles outbreak, pelvic mesh, intimacy, raw milk, processed foods and...
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Different Takes: Lessons On How To Wipe Out Fear Of Vaccines; Vitamin A Isn’t Going To Cut It When It Comes To Preventing Measles

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on the current measles...
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Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak

Feb 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Officials in Clark County, Washington, publish a list every day of where people infected with measles have been. Among them: busy spots like Concourse D at Oregon's Portland International Airport on January 7 and the sold-out Portland Trail Blazers' home game four days later. There's also a Costco, a Trader Joe's, numerous schools, day-care centers and churches, a swimming pool and even a trampoline park....
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Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine in Washington State

Feb 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine in Washington StateCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 12:00:00...
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Measles Outbreak: Many States Are Inadequately Vaccinated According To Expert

Feb 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As several reports emerge highlighting measles outbreaks across the country, Virginia Tech infectious disease expert points out that inadequate vaccine coverage in states like Washington may help explain why. According to infectious disease ecologist, Kate Langwig, “for populations to be fully prot......
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Even During A Measles Outbreak, Hundreds Of Protesters Flock To Hearing On Tighter Vaccination Requirements

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Washington state health officials urged lawmakers to pass the bill to eliminate personal or philosophical exemptions, noting the current measles outbreak, which has sickened at least 56 people in Washington and Oregon, is more alarming than the state’s three previous ones. But parents and other advocates turned out in droves to protest. Meanwhile, a teenager whose parents are antivaccination activists staged a defection from the beliefs in a new trend of kids seeking out vaccines for...
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As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does 'Anti-Vax' Movement Persist?

Feb 10, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does 'Anti-Vax' Movement Persist?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2019 12:00:00...
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Amid Measles Outbreak, Docs Hope Facts Top Myths

Feb 09, 2019 , WebMD
According to the CDC, more than 90% of children have gotten the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. But there are pockets in the country that fall well below the 90% considered crucial for...
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Measles Outbreak Sends Vaccine Demand Soaring

Feb 09, 2019 , WebMD
The number of health clinic orders and shots administered rose sharply in January compared with last year, officials in Clark County Washington...
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Amid measles outbreak, clinics scramble to keep up with vaccine demand

Feb 09, 2019 , CNN Health
Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year -- including among people who had previously shunned the shots....
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'We are Going to Have More:' Measles Threat Grows

Feb 08, 2019 , WebMD
Before the measles vaccine, about 3 to 4 million people got the virus every year in the United States. About 400 to 500 of them...
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Measles infections hit decade high in Europe

Feb 08, 2019 , CNN Health
The number of people infected with measles in the European region during 2018 is the highest in a decade, the World Health Organization said Thursday....
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Thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar

Feb 08, 2019 , CNN Health
Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus....
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