Latest Measles outbreaks in the 2000s Stories

2008-08-22 09:00:10

The Associated Press ATLANTA Measles cases in the United States are at the highest level in more than a decade, with nearly half of those involving children whose parents rejected vaccination, health officials reported Thursday.

2008-07-22 21:00:37

By Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 22--Pima County's measles outbreak is over and it wasn't as bad as the health department previously thought.

2008-06-21 21:00:13

Public health officials in Britain warn that a decline in vaccinations has made measles endemic in the country once again. A total of 95 cases of measles were reported in May in London, The Independent said. There were 35 elsewhere in England and Wales.

2006-06-28 20:00:00

Americans traveling to the World Cup soccer matches in Germany should be aware that nearly 1,200 cases of measles have been reported in a region that includes 3 of the 12 host cities, according to an advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2006-02-23 04:23:37

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh will inoculate some 33.5 million children in the biggest measles vaccination campaign in history, officials said on Thursday.

2005-10-27 14:20:00

A large measles outbreak in Indiana earlier this year shows what can happen when an imported case of measles encounters a group of unvaccinated individuals.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.