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Measles cases rise 50% worldwide

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"Falsehoods spread by ‘anti-vax’ movement in part to blame for ‘backsliding’ in progress against potentially deadly illness, experts warn."

"The World Health Organization has warned that efforts to halt the spread of measles are “backsliding”, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50% last year.

The UN health agency pointed to preliminary data showing that the disturbing trend of resurgent measles cases was happening at a global level, including in wealthy nations where vaccination coverage has historically been high."

Full report at the UK Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/15/measles-who-warns-cases-have-jumped-50

 

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Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma.

Full report at Medical Xpress: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-04-global-measles-cases-percent-year-on-year.html

Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO

At Agence France Presse: https://www.afp.com/en/news/826/global-measles-cases-300-percent-year-year-who-doc-1fo14z1

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US measles cases surge nearly 20% in a week, CDC says

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/16/us-measles-cases-surge-cdc-says

The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11, in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday.

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2019-04-15/cdc-reports-surge-in-confirmed-cases-of-measles

 

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