Category Archives: Measles

WHO: Measles cases up worldwide from this time last year

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With more than 112,000 cases of measles reported by 170 countries so far this year, the world is seeing rising rates of a vaccine-preventable illness over last year, according to data released by the World Health Organization today. At this point last year, with just seven fewer countries providing data, a little more than 28,000 […]

Vaccination before travel, support for global measles control needed to protect U.S. gains against the disease, study finds

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A look at how measles comes into the United States highlights needs for both more vigilant vaccination efforts, and support for global efforts to eliminate the disease, according to a report in an upcoming Journal of Infectious Diseases. While measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, over the years since then 553 […]

Measles report shows how setting reachable goals can guide progress, but not fast enough

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The report on outcomes of measles elimination efforts released last week by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, as its title suggests, progress. Between the first year of this century and 2017, according to the report, Progress towards regional measles elimination, access to the first dose of […]