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News list for us measles cases surge nearly 20 in a week cdc says us news

News list for us measles cases surge nearly 20 in a week cdc says us news


/555 cases recorded in 20 states since start of 2019Parents in New York sue city over health emergency ordersThe number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20% in the week ended 11 April, in the country’s second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday.As of 11 April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 555 cases of the disease since the beginning of the year, up from 465 cases confirme...
/Rockland county declared a state of emergency after recording 153 cases since October, part of a series of measles outbreaks in the USA suburb of New York City has declared a state of emergency and banned unvaccinated children from public areas, as the United States struggles to control a series of measles outbreaks.Rockland county, five miles north-west of New York City, announced the measure on Tuesday afternoon after recording 153 cases of measles since October. Continue reading... A suburb o...
/Italian health ministry said there had been almost 1,500 registered cases of measles this year as US issued a warning to visitors about the outbreakItaly has announced that it is experiencing a measles epidemic following a fall-off in vaccinations, as the United States issued a warning to visitors about the outbreak of the potentially fatal disease. Related: Italy's Five Star Movement blamed for surge in measles cases Continue reading...Italy has announced that it is experiencing a measles epid...
/Washington state outbreak highlights low vaccination rates and the danger the disease presents to unvaccinated childrenA measles outbreak which has spread from south-west Washington to other parts of the Pacific north-west has highlighted low vaccination rates in the region, and the danger the disease presents to unvaccinated children. Related: Are measles outbreaks linked to failure to vaccinate children? | Mona Chalabi Continue reading... A measles outbreak which has spread from south-west Wa...
/Rockland county puts emergency order in place following surge in cases, with only 73% of children under 18 fully vaccinatedA first-of-its-kind order in America barring children who have not been vaccinated for measles from public places took effect on Wednesday in Rockland county, north of New York City.The emergency order came as concern grows in jurisdictions around the US about outbreaks of the disease, which has surged back as parents refuse to get their children vaccinated. Continue reading...
/Densely populated areas are vulnerable to outbreaks of disease – and to the spread of misinformationJust a 30-minute drive from Portland, Oregon, is Washington’s Clark County, home to one of the largest outbreaks of measles in the US. Of the 70 or so confirmed cases, the majority are unvaccinated children under the age of 10.In a country that had previously eliminated measles, in 2000, hundreds of children are being kept out of school to avoid exposure to the disease. It is so contagious that i...
/Unicef calls for improved vaccination as study shows Ukraine, Brazil and the Philippines among 10 worst affected countriesCases of childhood measles are surging to shocking levels around the globe, led by 10 countries that account for three-quarters of the rise.Amid warnings of “disastrous consequences” for children if the disease continues to spread unchecked, a worldwide survey by the UN children’s agency, Unicef, said 98 countries around the globe reported a rise in measles cases in 2018 comp...
/The deaths, mostly of children, are part of an alarming wave of measles cases worldwide over the past few yearsThe Philippines is in the midst of a growing measles crisis, with at least 70 deaths, mainly of children, in the past month.In January, there were 4,302 reported cases of measles in the country, an increase of 122% on the same period last year. The outbreak has been blamed on a backlash against vaccinations. Continue reading... The Philippines is in the midst of a growing measles crisi...
/The measles outbreak in New York is an entirely predictable emergency. Those responsible should be publicly shamedIt can be hard, reading the news at the moment, to settle on any one individual or interest group to dislike the most viscerally, and this week was particularly tough. Donald Trump’s “I didn’t commit treason, you committed treason” remarks to the FBI; the ongoing madness in Westminster and the proposal by the US education secretary, Betsy DeVos, to cut funding for the Special Olympic...
/Move comes as social media faces growing scrutiny over its role in promoting anti-vaccine propagandaFacebook will no longer allow advertisements that include misinformation about vaccines as part of a bid to reduce the spread of “vaccine hoaxes” on the platform, the company announced Thursday.Facebook will also diminish the reach of groups and pages that spread anti-vaccine misinformation by reducing their ranking in search results and on the News Feed, removing them from autofill suggestions in...
/Falsehoods spread by ‘anti-vax’ movement in part to blame for ‘backsliding’ in progress against potentially deadly illness, experts warnThe World Health Organization has warned that efforts to halt the spread of measles are “backsliding”, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50% last year.The UN health agency pointed to preliminary data showing that the disturbing trend of resurgent measles cases was happening at a global level, including in wealthy nations where vaccination coverage has h...
/Danish research again dispels link with vaccine at a time of surging measles cases globallyThe measles, mumps and rubella vaccine does not cause autism, according to a major study carried out in an attempt to reassure growing numbers of vaccination-doubters, as measles outbreaks surge.Doubts about MMR were sown by the gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield, who hypothesised in 1998 that it was linked to autism. The symptoms of the condition often begin to manifest at about the time the jab is given...
/There has been a spike in people refusing to vaccinate pets against deadly diseases, including some that can infect humansSam Kovac can’t say for sure what prompted it, but in the past few weeks the Sydney veterinarian has been faced with the same alarming, beguiling question over and over: “Will this vaccination give my dog autism?”“It’s actually ridiculous. I mean you hear chatter over the years, but just in these last few weeks it’s really, really ramped up,” he tells Guardian Australia. Cont...
/Surges in measles cases map tightly to countries where populism is on the march, as distrust of elites spreadsScepticism about vaccines for children has risen across Europe in line with votes for populists, according to a new study, which proposes that public health officials should track populist parties in opinion polls as a proxy signal for vaccine hesitancy.Big surges in measles cases and deaths map to countries where populist parties have become prominent – in particular, Greece, Italy and ...
/Data for first three months adds to concerns over impact of anti-vaccination campaignsMeasles cases worldwide rose by 300% during the first three months of 2019 compared with the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, amid growing concerns over the impact of anti-vaccination campaigns.Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the WHO has in recent months sounded the alarm over declining global vaccination rates. C...

News list for us measles cases surge nearly 20 in a week cdc says us news