Measles

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened dozens of people in Oregon and Washington, with several more cases suspected, and public health officials scrambling to contain the virus say low vaccination rates are making the situation worse. Clark County Public Health said Sunday, Jan. 28, 2019, that the majority of the cases involve children younger than 10. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 28, 2019 - 9:30 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the...
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A sign prohibiting all children under 12 and unvaccinated adults stands at the entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide public health emergency Friday as confirmed measles cases rose to 30, with nine more suspected. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
January 25, 2019 - 11:08 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. "hot spot." Public health officials in southwest Washington, just across the Columbia River...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:22 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles. More than 1,380 people have been infected in an outbreak linked to cases imported from Venezuela. To stop the disease's spread, Brazil's Health Ministry launched a campaign this...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Health Organization (WTO) said Monday Aug. 20, 2018, the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 with at least 37 people dead from the disease, and called for increased immunization rates to prevent an endemic. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 1:16 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half...
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Lara Melo, 3-year-old, receives a vaccine against measles in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Brazilian health authorities launched a nationwide vaccination campaign against measles and polio, two diseases that are showing up in larger numbers in Latin America's largest nation after being all but eradicated. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 06, 2018 - 2:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis. The initiative follows a measles outbreak that affected over 700 people, only two years after the disease was eradicated in Latin America's largest...
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June 13, 2017 - 5:24 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The World Health Organization says Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious child killer. WHO said Tuesday that the Maldives has not reported any case of indigenous measles since 2009, and Bhutan...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:45 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced Friday. The health ministry blamed the deaths on human error. One syringe was used for all the...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:22 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's government says 15 young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines. The health ministry on Friday blamed the deaths on human error. One syringe was used for all the children,...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:17 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation. The measures approved Friday follow an intense public debate over vaccines after a measles outbreak and political sniping...
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March 10, 2017 - 10:35 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's health minister says thousands of people have caught measles in an ongoing outbreak in the country, which has claimed 17 lives. Florian Bodog said Friday that around 3,400 people had contracted the disease since the outbreak began in September 2016. He said the...
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