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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.

Mar 02, 2015

Mar 02, 2015
Boy with measles

Four measles outbreaks push US cases to 170

Sixteen new cases lift the US total to 170 so far this year, about three fourths in a large multistate outbreak linked to Disneyland.

Feb 10, 2015

Feb 10, 2015
Measles virus

California, Chicago report more measles; PAHO issues alert

Officials confirm 4 new cases in California—107 total—and 1 in Chicago.

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