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Karnataka: Three children die after measles vaccine shots in Belagavi, two health workers suspended

January 17, 2022 5:17 pm

An auxiliary nursing midwife (ANM) and a pharmacist were suspended after the death of three children following MMR vaccination at a primary health centre in Ramdurg last week.

India among 6 countries with highest tally of infants who didn’t get measles vaccine: report

November 16, 2020 1:39 am

A total of 1.2 million children did not receive the first dose of measles-containing-vaccine (MCV1) in 2019 in India, accounting for nearly half of the world’s total along with the remaining five countries.

Sri Lanka eliminates measles; here's how India can achieve its 2020 target

July 12, 2019 5:35 pm

Notably, according to WHO, one-third of all measles-related deaths worldwide occur in India.

WHO declares Sri Lanka 'measles-free' nation

July 09, 2019 7:33 pm

Sri Lanka is the fourth country in the WHO South-East Asia Region, after Bhutan, Maldives, and Timor-Leste, to eliminate measles and control rubella.

2.9 million children in India miss first dose of measles vaccine: UNICEF

April 26, 2019 9:37 am

India, with its large annual birth cohort of 25 million, is followed by Pakistan and Indonesia - 1.2 million each, and Ethiopia 1.1 million, it said, adding that the situation is "critical" in low and middle-income countries.

As vaccination rates drop, measles outbreak is now an emergency in Washington State

February 06, 2019 7:41 pm

An outbreak of measles has also occurred in the Orthodox Jewish community in New York, where 64 confirmed cases of measles were reported, mostly late last year.

Measles Rubella Vaccination: Understanding the question of parental consent

January 18, 2019 8:08 am

The latest Global Measles and Rubella Update says India had 56,399 confirmed measles cases and 1,066 confirmed rubella cases in 2018.

Gujarat: State govt extends vaccination drive for MR by 10 days

August 30, 2018 5:55 am

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said 40 lakh children are yet to be vaccinated due to various reasons like rain and festivals.

Centre completes first phase of measles-rubella vaccination campaign

August 08, 2017 8:02 am

Under the measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign, all children in the age group of 9 months to less than 15 years will be vaccinated in a phased manner across the nation. Following the campaign, MR vaccine will become a part of routine immunization and will replace measles vaccine.

Powdered measles vaccine found safe in early trials

November 26, 2014 11:39 am

Countries dabbling with conventional injectable vaccine against the measles virus may soon have an alternative.