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2010-02-12 06:40:00

State and federal health officials said on Thursday that an outbreak of mumps, which started in a summer camp last June, has sickened over 1,500 people in New York and New Jersey.

2009-09-24 13:37:21

Following vaccination programs, reported measles cases decreased to a historic low of 32,278 in 2008 in Africa, government health officials said.

2009-04-17 15:04:00

American Red Cross, UN Foundation site trends indicating measles risk remains high WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent measles cases in four states - California, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Iowa - highlight the growing number of unvaccinated adults and children living in the United States as well as the need to control the global spread of the disease. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) While this highly-contagious virus was eliminated from...

2009-04-14 23:18:35

Health officials in Maryland say four people have been diagnosed with measles in the state's first outbreak since 2001. Three of the four cases are linked to a Montgomery County man who contracted measles outside the United States in February, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Health officials said most recent measles outbreaks occur in foreign-born residents who have never been immunized.

2009-02-06 11:11:14

Britain could face a measles epidemic because of parental reluctance to use the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, health officials said. There were 1,348 measles cases last year in England and Wales, up from 990 in 2007, The Daily Mail reported Friday. The newspaper said the decline in vaccinations is attributed to unfounded concerns the MMR vaccine may be linked to autism. Britain's Health Protection Agency said there is a very real chance of an epidemic of measles. Measles should not be...

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2009-02-02 11:25:00

A World Health Organization (WHO) study published on Monday said, more children in Germany must be vaccinated against measles to prevent another widespread outbreak.

2009-01-12 14:56:22

Measles persists as a health problem in Europe, largely because too few children are being properly vaccinated, a European Union study said. The disease -- whose symptoms include a four-day fever accompanied by a cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis, or pink eye -- will probably not be eliminated next year as health officials hoped, the study in the medical journal The Lancet said. The study by Denmark's Statens Serum Institut for the EU's European Commission found 12,132 measles cases in...

2008-11-29 11:49:03

Cases of measles in England and Wales are at their highest level since 1995, prompting fears of an epidemic, healthcare experts say.

2008-08-23 03:00:09

ATLANTA - The number of measles cases in the U.S. is at its highest level since 1997, and nearly half of those involve children whose parents rejected vaccination, government health officials reported Thursday.

2008-08-22 12:00:52

Most of the people who contracted measles in two recent U.S. outbreaks hadn't been vaccinated, federal health officials said.


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