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Jul 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018
Measles baby

Study shows high price tag for measles outbreak response

As lawmakers consider changes to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, report highlights measles outbreak burden on health departments and taxpayers.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Aug 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017
Somalia measles vaccination

Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

Jul 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017
Child vaccination

Study: Small drop in vaccine uptake can trigger measles outbreak

The study shows that even a 5% drop in vaccine coverage could trigger a significant outbreak.

May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017
International flight board

Study: Most US global travelers skip measles shots

Worryingly, 28% weren't vaccinated because of a healthcare provider's decision.

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017
Measles vaccination

Minnesota measles outbreak to cost state $1 million

The $1 million estimate doesn't include all healthcare or other economic costs.

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
Infant vaccination

Americas region first to achieve measles elimination

After a rigorous 6-year review, an expert panel declares the region the first in the world to eliminate the disease.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Measles vaccine

Study relates vaccine refusal to rise in measles, pertussis

A meta-analysis of 50 studies finds vaccine refusal common in measles, pertussis outbreaks.

Apr 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015
Rubella vaccination

Americas declared first region to eliminate rubella

Officials announce that the Americas are the world's first region to officially eliminate rubella and congenital rubella syndrome.

Apr 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015
Immunization record

CDC details US measles outbreaks, vaccination gaps

California officials say the Disney-linked outbreak is nearly over, and Kyrgyzstan warrants a CDC notice.

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