A measles outbreak in Europe this summer is due to a lack of immunization, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers say that Russian trolls posting misinformation on vaccines are part of the problem.
Until recently, the prospect of measles elimination in developed countries seemed reasonable. But the number of cases in Europe soared this year and in 2017.
The number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply in the first six months of 2018, the World Health Organization says.
Skipped vaccines for personal belief reasons ‘have caused a lot of damage’ in U.S. measles outbreaks, MD says
Since 2009, the number of ‘philosophical-belief’ vaccine nonmedical exemptions has risen in 12 of 18 U.S. states that currently allow this policy, researchers find.
The UK has been warned to watch out for measles symptoms, after some European countries are in the midst of a large outbreak. There have been 440 confirmed cases of measles in England between January 1 and May 9, Public Health England (PHE) warned. More than 1,000 measles cases have been investigated across Britain since […]
MEASLES symptoms include a rash, sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny, blocked nose. These are other warning signs to look out for of the virus, after Public Health England issued a UK-wide infection warning.
The European Commission has urged EU member states to co-operate more closely in fighting diseases, such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.
A MEASLES outbreak in Europe has spread to the UK, with hundreds of cases reported this year. Find out how badly your area is affected.
Measles is one of the world’s most infectious diseases. Adults who are travelling to Europe, where there has been a large measles outbreak, are advised to check their immunity is up to date.
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