The Center for Disease Control is quick to allay fears that the measles outbreak is not a sign of a comeback of the disease. Most US infections occur in unvaccinated people who come in contact with people carrying the virus.
Study shows an infant or a kid is more likely to be diagnosed with serious complications due to measles.
Lack of political will hampers the “make measles history” efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund. Despite the global efforts to put an end to deaths caused by measles through continuous awareness and vaccination initiatives, global health experts report that every day nearly 400 children still die from measles.
Measles, also known as rubeola, is a highly contagious disease caused by a type of virus that mostly affects children. In spite of availability of effective vaccine, measles remains to be one of the leading causes of death in young children worldwide.
A powdered measles vaccine could be available soon, researchers from the University of Colorado reported
The CDC reported that the vast majority of babies get vaccinated in the U.S.
Measles cases in Washington State are at an all-time high.
According to a new study, a single jab combination vaccine increased seizure risk for toddlers.
The CDC reported that for the first time in 20 years, the number of measles cases reported is at its highest.
Measles are off to a fast start in U.S. leaving health officials worried. The recent outbreaks so far have caused more illness than at the same point of any year since 1996.
Researchers have developed a novel antiviral drug that may protect people infected with measles. The drug could also prevent them from spreading to others.
According to public health officials, the mumps outbreak that started at OSU has spread to nearby communities.
State officials warned commuters from the San Francisco area about the measles risk.
The preliminary results of three studies tied common infections to an increased risk of stroke in children.
The total number of reported cases of measles in U.S. this year is around three folds more than the annual average, health officials reported.