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Measles Numbers Were Bad In 2018. This Year, They’re Even Worse

Measles Numbers Were Bad In 2018. This Year, They’re Even Worse

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A father in the Philippines holds his child, who was immunized for measles. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jason Beaubien/NPR A father in the Philippines holds his child, who was immunized for measles. Jason Beaubien/NPR After decades of progress against one of the most contagious human viruses, the world is seeing measles stage a…
Unvaccinated Samoans should identify themselves with red flags, officials say

Unvaccinated Samoans should identify themselves with red flags, officials say

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Enlarge / Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi receiving a measles vaccine to support the Mass Vaccination Drive People who have not been vaccinated against the measles virus should mark their homes with red flags, Samoan officials announced Tuesday. The decree comes amid a devastating outbreak of measles, which was declared in October. As of December 3,…
Unvaccinated Samoans must identify themselves with red flags, officials say

Unvaccinated Samoans must identify themselves with red flags, officials say

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Enlarge / Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi receiving a measles vaccine to support the Mass Vaccination Drive People who have not been vaccinated against the measles virus must mark their homes with red flags, Samoan officials announced Tuesday. The decree comes amid a devastating outbreak of measles, which was declared in October. As of December 3,…
Measles outbreak spurred by anti-vaxxers shuts down Samoan government

Measles outbreak spurred by anti-vaxxers shuts down Samoan government

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Enlarge / A mass vaccinations campaign is now underway. The government of Samoa will shut down for two days this week while officials try to curb a deadly measles outbreak that has sickened 3,728 and killed 53—48 of whom were children ages 0 to 4 years old. The Pacific island nation of around 200,000 first…
Measles Outbreak Kills Dozens Of Kids On Samoa And Infects Thousands More

Measles Outbreak Kills Dozens Of Kids On Samoa And Infects Thousands...

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Samoa is under a state of emergency as its health system struggles with the crisis. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to the editor of the Samoa Observer, Keni Lesah.
Why The Measles Rise Might Unlock To A Host Of Other Illness

Why The Measles Rise Might Unlock To A Host Of Other...

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A child is immunized against measles, mumps and rubella in Lyon, France. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption toggle caption BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty A child is immunized against measles, mumps and rubella in Lyon, France. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty With measles making a comeback in many upper-income countries including the United…
Anti-vaxxer livestreamed supposed attack on pro-vaccine legislator

Anti-vaxxer livestreamed supposed attack on pro-vaccine legislator

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Enlarge / LOS ANGELES, Calif. - APRIL 14, 2015: Kathleen Miller, 46, right, with her children at a rally of parents and teachers who oppose efforts to end the personal-belief exemption on vaccinations. The Sacramento Police Department on Wednesday cited a prominent anti-vaccine advocate on suspicion of assault after he shoved state Sen. Richard Pan…
Measles is eliminating more individuals in the DRC than Ebola– and faster

Measles is eliminating more individuals in the DRC than Ebola– and...

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Enlarge / A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center on July 15, 2019 in Goma. As the world anxiously monitors the outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials note that a measles outbreak declared last month in the country has killed more…
Popular anti-vaxxers lose New york city lawsuit over spiritual exemptions

Popular anti-vaxxers lose New york city lawsuit over spiritual exemptions

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Enlarge / Anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a public hearing on vaccine related bills in 2015. A New York State Supreme Court Justice on Friday rejected a request by 55 anti-vaccine families to block a recently passed state law eliminating exemptions to school vaccination requirements on the basis of religious beliefs. According to…
Antivaxxers rely on homeschooling to prevent safeguarding their kids’ health

Antivaxxers rely on homeschooling to prevent safeguarding their kids’ health

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Enlarge / A boy at school. Anti-vaccine advocates in New York are encouraging parents to homeschool their children rather than protect them from serious diseases, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. The move by New York anti-vaccine groups comes just weeks after state lawmakers eliminated exemptions that allowed parents to opt…

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