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Anniversary of 1st Live Measles Vaccine Licensed in the US on March 21, 1963
March 21, 2023

Measles News Round-Up: Why Vaccination Matters

As NFID celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are looking back at significant moments in public health history. On this day in 1963, the first live virus measles vaccine was licensed for use in the US. …

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9 in 10 people who lack immunity to measles could become infected
March 6, 2023

Rise in Measles Cases Raises Concerns for Public Health Experts

Concern about the spread of measles in several states has prompted public health experts to urge parents to make sure their children are up to date on measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination

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3 Things Parents Need to Know About Measles and Vitamin A
January 4, 2023

What You Should Know about Measles and Vitamin A

Given that two doses of the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine are 97% effective in preventing the disease, it should not be necessary for a parent or a healthcare professional to know how to treat measles. However, declines in MMR vaccine coverage have resulted in persistent outbreaks, including more than 80 cases most recently in central Ohio …

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3 Things Parents Need to Know About Measles and Vitamin A
July 16, 2020

Measles & COVID-19: A Dangerous Combination

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it may seem odd for public health experts to be thinking about measles, but that is exactly what they are doing. Even before COVID-19, measles vaccination rates fell short of public health goals–and experts are worried about measles outbreaks…

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June 6, 2019

ID News Round-Up: Measles

Despite having eliminated measles in the US nearly two decades ago, the US is once again seeing record-setting cases of the vaccine-preventable disease. The number of measles cases reported in the US this year reached 1,001 on June 5, 2019. This is the largest number of measles cases reported in the US since the last major outbreak in 1994…

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May 2, 2019

Infectious Disease Experts Available to Discuss Measles Prevention

Bethesda, MD (May 2, 2019) — Despite having eliminated measles in the US more than a decade ago, the US is once again seeing record-setting…

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National Infant Immunization Week 2022
April 27, 2019

Measles Outbreaks: Reinforcing the Importance of National Infant Immunization Week

April 27-May 4, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week, recognizing the impact of vaccines on improving public health…

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Top 10 in 2016
December 22, 2016

Top 10 Must Read 2016 NFID Blog Posts

As 2016 comes to a close, NFID would like to wish all readers a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year, we are pleased to share this recap of the top 10 most read blog posts in 2016…

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