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Measles cases reach 23-year high, killing more than 200,000

November 13, 2020 10:48 am

The global total for confirmed measles infections rose to 869,770 last year, the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control said in a report released Thursday.

World's biggest measles outbreak in DR Congo kills thousands

January 09, 2020 11:40 am

The United Nations agency said that a lack of funds and low routine vaccination coverage, as well as malnutrition, were inhibiting the response to save lives and control the outbreak in the country.

Where India stands in battle against measles, how Sri Lanka eliminated it

July 11, 2019 7:23 am

India has a long road ahead, particularly because vaccine-resistant voices are sometimes being heard.

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.

Sri Lanka has eliminated measles, announces WHO

July 10, 2019 3:30 am

The elimination of a disease means that there have been zero new cases of the disease in the last three years.

Despite measles warnings, anti-vaccine rally draws hundreds of ultra-orthodox Jews

May 15, 2019 8:27 am

Since the measles outbreak began last fall, the health authorities have embarked on a sweeping and exhaustive campaign, repeatedly urging people to get vaccinated and fighting the spread of misinformation.

Amid measles outbreak, states seek to cut off religious exemptions for vaccination

May 07, 2019 7:45 am

In the face of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, some have alleged religious exemptions have been abused by ``anti-vaxxers'' who believe vaccines are harmful despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

More than 700 at two California Universities under quarantine amid measles outbreak

April 27, 2019 12:01 pm

Los Angeles is the latest metropolitan area to be hit by measles. On Wednesday, federal health officials said the number of measles cases in the US had risen to 695, the highest annual number recorded since the disease was declared “eliminated” in the country in 2000.

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.

Global measles cases up 300 per cent year-on-year: WHO

April 16, 2019 10:32 am

Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organisation (WHO) has in recent months sounded the alarm over slipping global vaccination rates.