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Measles antiviral could protect infected people from getting sick, prevent spreading

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Tweet An international team of researchers reported on Wednesday that a novel antiviral drug – ERDRP-0519 – could protect people infected with measles from getting sick and from spreading the virus to others. The drug, developed by scientists from the … Read More »

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California Department of Public Health reports increase in measles cases

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Tweet The California Department of Public Health announced on Friday that 49 cases of measles have been confirmed this year, compared to four confirmed cases at this time last year. ‚ÄúThis dramatic jump in the number of measles cases is … Read More »

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Western Pacific countries eradicate measles

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Tweet The World Health Organization announced on Thursday that the Western Pacific Region has eliminated measles in Australia, Macao, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea. “The elimination of measles must remain a priority in order to promote equity and to … Read More »

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Lions Club International partners with GAVI Alliance on measles-rubella vaccine campaign

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TweetLions Clubs International announced last week at an event on Capitol Hill that it would support the GAVI Alliance through a $30 million donation for its measles-rubella immunization program to support children in need worldwide. Lions Clubs made an initial … Read More »

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Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection monitors increased measles activity

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TweetThe Hong Kong Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection said on Wednesday that cases of measles have increased in number in Hong Kong and neighboring areas, and it is closely monitoring the activity. CHP said data has shown an … Read More »

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New York investigates measles outbreak in Manhattan, Bronx

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TweetThe New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced on Friday that it identified 16 cases of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, including nine pediatric cases. The health department urged New Yorkers to ensure all household … Read More »

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ECDC assesses measles outbreak aboard Mediterranean cruise ship

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TweetThe European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control recently performed a rapid risk assessment of a measles outbreak aboard the Costa Pacifica cruise ship and gave health recommendations for gaining control of the outbreak. The outbreak began on February 27 … Read More »

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Two new cases of measles confirmed in San Diego County

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TweetThe County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency confirmed two new cases of measles on Thursday and said the public may have been exposed at four different locations. The public may have been exposed to the illness between … Read More »

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Officials confirm case of measles in Ottawa

Rhode Island responds to potential measles exposures

MMR vaccine connected to lower rate of hospital admissions

CDPH reports increase in measles prevalence

Case of measles confirmed in Contra Costa County

New York health department confirms case of measles

Measles case confirmed in Albany child

Measles deaths reach record lows

New York DOH announces new measles infection at RPI, possible outbreak

Bangladesh launches measles-rubella immunization with GAVI

UNHCR battles measles outbreak among refugees in Uganda

UNICEF organizes measles vaccination campaign in Guinea

ECDC reports 12,096 measles cases in EU last year

WHO, partners begin measles campaign in CAR

JAMA Pediatrics reports on U.S. elimination of measles and rubella

U.N. and partners roll out immunization campaign in Philippines

Children in Philippines receive vaccines against polio, measles

WHO launches polio and measles vaccine campaign in Philippines

Senegal introduces two new vaccines to protect children

Recent measles epidemic may be result of past bad decisions

Study finds earlier is better for first dose of measles vaccine

MSF teams vaccinate CAR children against measles, polio

Canada pledges $20 million to increase accessibility to measles vaccines

Measles cases drop fourth straight month in U.K.