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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
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Ireland: Four measles cases confirmed in Limerick City in past month

A measles outbreak in Limerick City is being reported by Ireland health officials. Since Jan. 3, four confirmed measles cases have been reported, which constitutes an outbreak. Image/CIA Health officials have put More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Measles strikes nine members of Israel Defense Forces

The very contagious viral disease, measles, was contracted by nine members of the Israel Defense Forces, according to a Jerusalem Post report today. Measles rashImage/CDC Apparently, one case (the index case) contracted More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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Somalia measles outbreak prompts mass public health campaign

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN migration agency announced, along with support with the Government of Japan, launched a mass public health campaign to contain an ongoing measles outbreak More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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Sydney: Two additional measles cases reported

NSW Health is urging people to watch for symptoms of measles after another two adults contracted the highly contagious disease in Sydney following a case reported earlier this month. The three cases reported in More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Romania measles outbreak grows, officials lower age to give vaccine

The measles outbreak in Romania has more than doubled since late October, according to Romania’s Ministry of Health. The outbreak tally has grown to 1,725, up from about 800 a month and a half ago. Measles More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Mississippi officials monitor residents exposed to measles in Memphis area

In the past month, health officials in Shelby County, Tennessee reported six confirmed measles cases in the Memphis area. Measles rashImage/CDC Now Mississippi health officials report monitoring four unimmunized More...

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 Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Kansas measles cases rise to 11 after two new cases are reported in Sedgwick County

Just days after the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) reported four cases of measles, mostly in employees of Sal’s Japanese Steakhouse  in Wichita, KS, health authorities have announced two additional More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Patrons of Abilene restaurant may have been exposed to measles: Health officials

Local health officials have recently confirmed two related cases of measles, a highly contagious respiratory illness spread by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing. Measles is not spread More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Vaccine-preventable diseases and the resurgence in the US

Measles, mumps and pertussis–three vaccine-preventable diseases that are making news in the United States in 2014 with a resurgence in cases being seen locally in some cases, while nationally in others. As More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Seattle-area measles outbreak being investigated

Local public health officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of measles among members of the same extended family in south King County, and a single suspected case in Pierce County. These cases are linked More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Ohio mumps cases in 2014 exceed US 2013 total

The mumps outbreak in Central Ohio has reached a total 439 cases since the first cases were reported at the Ohio State University in early March. This total exceeds the total number of mumps cases reported in the More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Ohio measles outbreak closes in on 300 cases

The number of measles cases reported in Ohio has risen by another dozen in one day, bringing the total close to 300 cases. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting 298 cases in the Buckeye State, exceedingly More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Kansas officials report two measles cases

PRESS RELEASE Olathe, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) have confirmed two cases of measles in Johnson County, Kan. 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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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 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 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 Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Tennessee health officials investigate five measles cases

The Tennessee Department of Health is now investigating five cases of measles in Madison, Shelby, Gibson, Hamilton and Hardeman counties. People in additional counties may have been exposed to measles due to some 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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