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By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Measles outbreak strikes NYC, 16 cases reported in northern Manhattan, the Bronx

The New York City Health Department announced today that it has identified 16 cases of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Measles rashImage/CDC Seven adult cases and 9 pediatric cases have been identified More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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New Zealand: Auckland measles outbreak at 58

  Two passengers onboard an Air New Zealand flight from Brisbane to Auckland are the latest confirmed measles cases in the current outbreak, according to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) 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 Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Philippines: Post-Typhoon Tacloban ripe for infectious disease outbreaks

Health officials in the Eastern Visayas report seeing increased numbers of three infectious diseases in the region of Tacloban, Leyte and other Typhoon Yolanda ravaged areas, according to a Philippine Information More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 26th, 2014
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Philippines: Leyte gets hit with six earthquakes in a few hours, Dengue outbreak declared in Ormoc

The Visayan province of Leyte, which took the brunt of Typhoon Yolanda two months ago, was hit Sunday with six minor to light earthquakes in a span of less than five hours, according to a Philippine Institute of 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 Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Manila hospital swamped with measles patients

Measles cases are up in the Philippines and in the National Capital Region (NCR), as previously reported here. In fact, things have got so bad at one Manila hospital that more than half the avialbale beds are filled 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 Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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Philippines: Mass vaccination campaign launched in Tacloban, Cebu

In an effort to prevent infectious disease outbreaks among the vulnerable in the hardest hit areas of the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haitan (Yolanda), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Philippines More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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British Columbia: Measles confirmed in four people, health officials urge vaccination

Fraser Health is warning all residents and health care professionals to be alert for measles after several individuals in the Fraser Health region were recently diagnosed with the disease. According to health officials, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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England says measles at highest levels in two decades, Scotland cases increase and Wales outbreak declared over

Just a week after the measles outbreak in Swansea, Wales was declared over, Public Health England is reporting that cases of the viral respiratory disease  are currently at their highest recorded levels since 1994, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 29th, 2013
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Philippines: More than 300 cases of Chikungunya reported in Antique

Philippines health officials are reporting an outbreak of the mosquito borne viral disease in Patnongon, Antique, according to a Dr. Eric Tayag’s Twitter account. According to health officials, as of April, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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7,000 measles cases reported in northern Syria: MSF

In a follow up to a story two weeks ago,  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is reporting a measles epidemic spreading across northern Syria where up to 7,000 cases of the viral respiratory disease has been reported. MSF More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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Wales measles outbreak at 1170 cases, vaccination urged for young people and children

With the measles outbreak in Mid and West Wales eclipsing 1,000 cases and Wales as a whole reporting 1,170 cases, health officials urge MMR vaccination for children and young people aged between 10 and 18. Map of More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 21st, 2013
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Wales measles outbreak exceeds 900, one death being investigated

The measles outbreak centered in Swansea, Wales continues on a pace of 20 a day according to the Public Health Wales director, and the total number of measles notifications in Wales has climbed to 903 cases, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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Wales measles outbreak approaches 700 cases, fingers pointed at discredited Wakefield Study

According to an agency news release, at least 6,000 children remain unvaccinated in the county of Swansea and parents, carers and communities continue to be urged to ensure that all children receive the two doses More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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Swansea, Wales measles outbreak reaches 620 cases

With no apparent sign of slowing, the measles outbreak with its epicenter in the coastal city of Swansea, Wales has grown to 620 cases, according to a Public Health Wales (PHW) news release April 9. Image/CIA The More...


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