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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 12th, 2015
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Philippines measles 2015: Cases and deaths way down compared to 2014

The measles outbreak in the Philippines made world headlines last year many times, especially for imported measles outbreak in Western countries like the US and Canada linked to travelers from the archipelago. Measles More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Philippines measles outbreak tops 40,000, prompts warnings in the US, Australia

The number of measles cases in the Philippines continues to rise according to data from the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (WHO-WPR) and countries like the United States and Australia warn the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Update on Philippines measles situation

In a follow up to a report last month, the number of cases of measles reported in the Philippines has jumped to 21,336 confirmed and suspected cases from Jan. 1 to Mar. 20, 2014, according to the latest World Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Singapore reports two dozen measles cases in travelers to the Philippines

The Singapore Ministry of Health issued an measles advisory Friday noting that 23 of the 72 measles cases reported this year were in people who traveled to the Philippines. The Philippines are experiencing a serious More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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South Korea CDC issues travel advisory for the Philippines due to measles outbreak

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory for travelers to the Philippines today in response to the measles outbreak in the Southeast Asian country, according to an Arirang report today. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Guam reports measles case in a child who traveled to the Philippines

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported Friday a confirmed case of measles in a four-year-old child. According to health authorities, the child has no history and/or documentation More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Philippines reports thousands of measles cases in first 45 days of 2014

Measles in the Philippines has been a topic in several countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States ) as travelers returning from travel to the Philippines have been More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Philippines: Measles outbreak declared in Cavite

Health officials in the province of Cavite have declared a measles outbreak in two dozen cities and municipalities after surveillance data revealed hundreds of cases, according to a Tempo report Sunday. The report More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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CDC issues travel notice for the Philippines due to measles outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice today for travelers to the Philippines in light of the measles outbreak on the archipelago. Image/CIA The CDC notes that the Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Philippines: Davao City declares measles outbreak

After reporting 230 measles cases during the past three months, the Davao City Health Office has declared a measles outbreak, according to an ABS-CBN report today. Measles Image/CDC According to Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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California reports surge in measles, some cases linked to travel to Philippines, India

The viral disease, measles, once declared eliminated in the US (2000), has been seen in increasing numbers over the past several years. In California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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Olongapo City declares measles outbreak, Philippines 2013 total is 2,232 cases

The Olongapo City government declared a measles outbreak after recording 80 cases for the first two weeks of 2014, according to a ABS-CBN report Saturday. According to the report, “We unanimously approved the More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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Philippines: Measles cases up in Angeles City, Tacloban City

Since the time of Super Typhoon Yolanda in early November, the number of cases of measles have risen sharply in the Eastern Visayas, including Tacloban City, Leyte, according to a Solar News report Tuesday. Image/CIA There More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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Philippines: ‘Doc Eric Tayag’ talks measles, or ‘tigdas’ on Twitter

The Assistant Secretary of Health in the Philippines, Dr. Eric Tayag, went to Twitter today to talk about the viral disease and vaccine preventable disease, measles. He tweeted about the disease and symptoms saying, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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CDC issues travel notice for Vietnam due to measles outbreak

Because of the measles outbreak in Vietnam in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice today for people headed to the southeast Asian country. Image/CIA According to the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Ohio mumps outbreak tops 400, measles outbreak goes over 200

The number of mumps cases reported in Central Ohio has reached 404 cases as of today, according to a Columbus Public Health (CPH) press release Monday. 220 of the vases are linked to the Ohio State University outbreak More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Measles in the US: 288 cases reported so far this year, most cases in two decades

PRESS RELEASE Two hundred and eighty-eight cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States between Jan. 1 and May 23, 2014.  This is the largest number More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Ohio measles cases nearly double in past week, 155 reported

The measles outbreak that began in Knox County, Ohio with unvaccinated Amish travelers to the Philippines has hit 155 cases, nearly doubling during the past week, according to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Last More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Ohio measles and mumps outbreaks continues to rise

In an update on the outbreaks of two vaccine preventable diseases in Ohio, health officials released numbers to show that both the measles and mumps outbreaks continue to grow. According to a Friday Columbus Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Ohio accounts for 40 percent of measles cases nationwide

With 187 measles cases reported from Jan. 1 to May 9 this year, the United States is on the way to record the most cases of the viral, vaccine-preventable disease since measles elimination was documented in 2000, More...


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