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April 9, 2024

ID News of Interest: Bird Flu, Measles, and Meningococcal Disease

CDC issued health alerts on bird flu, measles, and meningococcal disease. Read the latest news including insights and explanations from infectious disease experts …

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March 5, 2024

Experts Urge Vaccination as Measles Cases Rise

With measles cases on the rise across the US, experts at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) are urging the public to follow longstanding public health recommendations by making sure they are up to date on measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination

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This is How Easy it is to Spread Measles ...
February 14, 2024

Spread Love, Not Measles: Experts Alarmed by Recent Rise in Cases

Recent measles cases in the US and across the globe have alarmed public health experts and highlight the importance of measles vaccination …

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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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