In a recent report released by the World Health Organization, there were 134,200 cases of deaths due to measles in 2015, which translates to 367 deaths every day.
The intense vaccination efforts of different health organizations in the U.S. have finally paid off as the World Health Organization finally announced the whole region, from Canada to Chile, to be free from Measles.
Canadian parents who dislike vaccines for kids will be forced to take class in Science of Immunization.
Those opposed to vaccinating their children, commonly known as 'anti-vaxxers' are a very stubborn bunch. Even in the face of mountains of scientific evidence about how tried-and-true vaccines are harmless, these individuals chose to stand by raw belief and hearsay. One thing, however, can still sway them. The images of children sick with the illnesses vaccines prevent, a new study has found, are powerful enough to make anti-vaxxers change their stance.
Measles is back in the United States, and with a vengeance. Just last year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the number of measles cases had reached a stunning 20-year high, with 677 cases in 27 states. This is after, mind you, the virus was officially declared eradicated in the Americas in 2002. So who's to blame? Experts and pundits alike point straight to a new wave of "mindful" parents refusing to have their children vaccinated.
Researchers have recently discovered what looks to be the exotic mechanism that allows the Ebola virus to replicate in its host, spreading to the point that it becomes a deadly infection. Understanding this could open up new treatment options that help victims of measles and even rabies as well.
A child with measles was reportedly at the Sea-Tac Airport late last month, potentially exposing hundreds to the highly infectious disease.
The number of measles cases in the United States has reached 288, the highest annual rate in 20 years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday.
A woman was cleared of an advanced blood cancer after receiving a massive dose of a genetically tweaked measles vaccine, experts are reporting. This is an unprecedented result for virotherapy, and offers new hope for seemingly helpless cancer patients.
United States health officials expect to see more cases of measles this year than they have seen in nearly two decades. The worst part? The size of outbreaks within North America appears to be growing, and the year is far from over.
Measles was declared "eliminated" from the U.S. in 2000, but this year is slated to have the most reported cases of the disease in over a decade, according to new numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.