Tag: Measles

Measles jab low amid Covid-19, puts nearly 40 million children at risk

December 22, 2022
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination rates have steadily decreased for measles, which is considered to be the most contagious virus but is a preventable disease. A record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine […]

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Measles cases surge in Africa, worldwide, post-COVID

October 25, 2022
Measles cases surge in Africa, worldwide, post-COVID

Hospitals in remote parts of Africa and more ran out of measles vaccines during the frenzy of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving millions of children unprotected against one of the world’s most contagious diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that […]

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Deadly measles complication affects more kids than previously thought –study

October 31, 2016
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A fatal complication of measles, the neurological disorder subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), which affects patients years after infection may be more common the doctors previously thought, according to a study that stressed the importance of vaccinations against the highly contagious […]

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Pakistan’s Measles Toll Exceeds 150 Mark

December 31, 2012

With measles claiming seven more children Sunday in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh, the number of deaths due to the disease reaches 154 in the month. Citing Urdu TV channel Dunya, Xinhua said the disease broke out during the last […]

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