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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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Election 2020: Marianne Williamson apologizes for her anti-vaxxer remarks, calling them ‘draconian’ ‘Orwellian

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is quickly backpeddling her remarks on vaccination mandates, calling them “draconian” and “Orwellian.” “To me, it’s no different More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Vaccines: Heat-stable versions saves money, protects more people according to MSF study

Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)—most of which require refrigeration—with heat-stable versions would save money and increase protection of women, children More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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The Difference Between Vaccine Injury Compensation and Personal Injury Cases Explained

Awareness of the anti-vaccination movement may have only become widespread in recent years, but its roots go way back to the 60s and 70s. Today, the movement’s popularity can be attributed to the ease of spreading More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Ohio mumps and measles cases continue to rise, Ohio House staffer infected with mumps

The vaccine preventable diseases of measles and mumps continue their spread in the Buckeye State, in fact, the later has made it’s way to the State House. Mumps virus/CDC Statewide, the number of measles cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Measles outbreak reported on Costa Pacifica cruise ship , dozens affected

There is another cruise liner outbreak being reported and it’s not norovirus. According to the Italian news source, Il Messaggero (computer translated), the Costa Pacifica cruise ship has experienced an 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, December 9th, 2013
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Indonesia reports 6,300 measles cases in 2013, CDC issues travel notice

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported more than 6,300 confirmed measles cases in Indonesia during 2013, from Jan.1 to Nov. 11, prompting the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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Measles still a risk, 50 years after the introduction of the vaccine

Fifty years after the approval of an extremely effective vaccine against measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases, the virus still poses a threat to domestic and global health security. On an average More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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Texas issues a measles alert after reporting six cases in past month

The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health alert and is urging immunization against measles after reporting six cases in the past month. Measles rashImage/CDC Health officials say for the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 29th, 2013
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Low immunization rates and the Swansea measles outbreak prompt concerns for a ‘Very large outbreak’ in London

With the Swansea, Wales measles outbreak ready to go over 1,000 cases very soon and the low immunization coverage for the youth in England, concerns have been raised about the potential of  a “Very large 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...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
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Wales measles outbreak shoots up to 432, health officials urge vaccination

In just the past week, Public Health Wales has reported 116 cases of measles, bringing the total number in the current outbreak that centers around Swansea to 432, according to a Public Health Wales new release More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 25th, 2013
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Taiwan reports first imported case of measles in child that traveled to China

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) is reporting the first imported measles cases of 2013 in a  8-month-old baby girl who resides in southern Taiwan, according to a recent Taiwan CDC press release. Measles More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 21st, 2013
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Stephanie Messenger’s anti-vaccine book, ‘Melanie’s Marvelous Measles’ is horribly irresponsible

I understand what the anti-vaccine movement is all about. I get the concerns about adverse reactions and issues like how mandatory vaccination tramples on individual rights. I get it, although I don’t necessarily More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Measles deaths drop 71 percent globally during last decade

Measles deaths and new cases dropped significantly between 2000 and 2011 as immunization coverage also increased, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) Jan. 17. Image/CIA The WHO, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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Measles outbreak prompts emergency response in Pakistan’s Sindh province: WHO

The dramatic increase in measles fatalities in Pakistan this year has drawn international emergency response , according to a Jan. 2  report in the Pakistani news source, Dawn.com. According to the World Health More...


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