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.
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.
July 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Notably, according to WHO, one-third of all measles-related deaths worldwide occur in India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 26, 2014 11:39 am
Countries dabbling with conventional injectable vaccine against the measles virus may soon have an alternative.