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2014-05-31 06:30:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Measles cases in the US have reached a 20-year high, with over 250 confirmed cases having been reported during the first five months of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday. From January 1 through May 23 of this year, a total of 288 cases of measles had been reported to American health officials – the highest levels since 1994 – and according to The Washington Times, one out of every...

50 Years After Measles Vaccination Was Developed, US Threat Still High
2013-12-06 07:18:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1950s and early 60s, Dr. John Franklin Enders, who was known as “The Father of Modern vaccines,” with the aid of Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, then of the Children’s Hospital Boston, and Samuel L. Katz, MD, professor emeritus of Duke University, worked to develop a new vaccine that would rescue America from one of the most contagious diseases in the world: measles. Now, fifty years after the approval of the extremely...

Measles Outbreak Concerns US Health Officials
2013-09-15 04:50:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With over three months remaining in the year, US health officials report that 2013 is already one of the worst years for measles in more than a decade – and the unusually high number of cases has them concerned. According to the Associated Press (AP), the average number of measles cases amongst Americans each year is about 60. This year, however, 159 cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

WHO Finds Fewer Deaths From Measles Worldwide
2012-04-24 11:40:45

A new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds the number of deaths worldwide caused by measles has dropped about three-quarters over the past decade. While the number has universally dropped, most of the deaths occurred in India and Africa, where immunizations aren´t as accessible to children. According to health officials, nearly 9.6 million children were saved from measles in between 2000 and 2010, thanks to vaccination campaigns rolled out during this time. These...

2011-12-05 06:51:01

More than 26,000 cases of measles and 115 outbreaks of the disease have been reported across 36 different European countries in 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday. Furthermore, France had the largest number of reported measles cases with more than 14,000, according to statistics published in the December 2 edition of the Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER). BBC News also noted that 83% of all cases were in Western European countries, with slightly less than 1,000...

2011-04-29 14:26:09

The U.S. measles vaccination program has been successful in eliminating endemic measles in the United States; yet this success has provided challenges that require ongoing vigilance for the rapid identification and response to measles cases in health care settings. In 2008, the largest reported health care-associated measles outbreak in the United States since 1989 occurred in Tucson, Arizona, costing approximately $800,000 in response and containment efforts. In a report published in The...

2011-04-05 11:06:00

Rising number of new cases putting thousands of children at risk. WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With measles spreading rapidly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), putting thousands of children at risk, the American Red Cross today called on the Democratic Republic of Congo and members of the global health community to work together to launch an immediate response to the outbreaks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "In...

2011-03-03 11:00:03

Health officials in Boston are tracking a measles outbreak and say there are now a total of five confirmed cases. The confirmed cases include an incidence of measles in a woman living in the same building as a woman diagnosed last month. Boston city health officials said final lab results are expected sometime next week in the three additional suspected cases, Reuters Health is reporting. The first confirmed victim in Boston was a young woman employed at the French Consulate who health...

2010-10-14 10:30:00

Two out of every three American children who have been infected with measles recently did not receive a vaccination against the illness, claims a report in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. According to Reuters Health, who published a Wednesday article discussing the study, Dr. Amy Parker Fiebelkorn and her colleagues took a look at measles-related data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 2001 and 2008. They discovered that 65-percent of the cases in the U.S....

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