Tag Archives: Measles

US measles cases surpass 1,000 for 2019 as CDC urges parents to vaccinate their children

This picture shows shows Antonia Diaz reacting as she receives the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images The number of measles cases in the U.S. this year had surpassed 1,000, the CDC announced on Wednesday. This puts… Read More »

As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… Read More »

Death toll doubles in measles outbreak

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday a massive immunisation drive that started last week in hard-hit Manila and four provincial regions may contain the outbreak by… Read More »