Tag Archives: Measles

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N.… Read More »

Measles warning for Westfield, Maccas

NSW Health has issued an urgent measles warning after an infected man visited a number of popular hangouts in western Sydney this week. The man, said to be in his thirties with an “uncertain vaccination history”, was infectious when he visited Westfield Parramatta on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, a McDonald’s restaurant in Blacktown on Sunday,… Read More »

Bad viruses travel fast: Measles vaccine important for travelers

The United States was declared free from ongoing measles transmission in 2000. But we may be at risk for joining the U.K, Greece, Albania, and the Czech Republic, four countries recently stripped of measles elimination status by the World Health Organization. Since the beginning of 2019, more than 1,234 measles cases have been reported in… Read More »

Four European States That ‘Eradicated’ Measles Back to Square One Says WHO as Viral Disease Re-Emerges

World Health Organization (File Photo) Copenhagen, August 29: Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging countries to step up vaccination efforts. “Re-establishment of measles transmission is concerning. If high immunisation coverage… Read More »