Measles

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Health Organization (WTO) said Monday Aug. 20, 2018, the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 with at least 37 people dead from the disease, and called for increased immunization rates to prevent an endemic. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 10:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half...
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August 20, 2018 - 10:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half...
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Lara Melo, 3-year-old, receives a vaccine against measles in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Brazilian health authorities launched a nationwide vaccination campaign against measles and polio, two diseases that are showing up in larger numbers in Latin America's largest nation after being all but eradicated. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 06, 2018 - 2:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis. The initiative follows a measles outbreak that affected over 700 people, only two years after the disease was eradicated in Latin America's largest...
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August 02, 2018 - 1:58 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela. The ministry says on its website that 1,053 cases of the disease have been reported so far this year. All but 31 of...
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April 25, 2018 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers have created a portable device that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, if someone is vulnerable to certain infections. This is important because diseases like measles can spread rapidly through refugee camps and other impoverished areas, but it's...
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January 25, 2018 - 2:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines. Italy's measles epidemic, which killed four people last year, has already caught the attention of...
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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2017 - 11:47 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) The State Health Department says a tourist from India who has been confirmed to have measles visited Niagara Falls State Park and a Niagara Falls restaurant earlier this month, potentially exposing others to measles. The state health department says anyone who visited...
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