measles

Vaccination and alternative medicine
Vaccination and alternative medicine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Childhood immunisation has been one of the last century’s most successful public health measures. Yet, for some, vaccination remains a highly politicised and contentious issue. Naturopath, academic and former nurse Jon Wardle reveals how his latest research project is set ... Read More »

Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates
Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert has highlighted the need to stress the severity and danger of preventable childhood diseases to parents, to improve immunisation rates. Following the third report on child immunisation rates from the National Performance Authority, Professor ... Read More »

More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge
More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Because of its high level of contagiousness, measles is the indicator disease for ... Read More »

Earlier is better for measles immunisation first dose
Earlier is better for measles immunisation first dose (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children receiving measles-containing vaccines at 12-15 months of age have a lower increased risk of fever and seizures than those who receive them at 16-23 months of age, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in JAMA Pediatrics. The ... Read More »

Babies born to HIV mothers have reduced immunity to measles
Babies born to HIV mothers have reduced immunity to measles (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Non-infected babies born to HIV positive mothers should be vaccinated early against measles, to avoid them acquiring the virus or passing it on to others. A study published in the November issue of Acta Paediatrica found that even if babies ... Read More »

Special clinics to combat measles epidemic
Special clinics to combat measles epidemic (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

NSW Health today stepped up efforts to combat NSW’s worst measles epidemic in 14 years by offering free vaccine at special clinics which have been established in the Campbelltown area. A total of 145 cases have been reported this year ... Read More »

Measles crisis worsens
Measles crisis worsens (5 votes, average: 3.80 out of 5)

NSW Health is appealing to people to ensure everyone in their family is properly immunised against measles. Public health experts are concerned about the largest measles outbreak in more than a decade with 124 cases reported this year and numbers ... Read More »

 
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