measles

25 articles
Measles Reemerges in Vietnam
Feb 28, 2014 | Colleen Nguyen

After three years of relative quiet, measles has reemerged with vengeance in Vietnam. Since January 2014, an outbreak that has spread through twenty-...

Outbreaks of 2013
Dec 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2013. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable outbreaks. Our list is...

Measles Outbreak in Texas
Sep 3, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

A televangelist Megachurch in Texas has been linked to an outbreak of measles. According to local health authorities, at least 21 cases have been...

Measles Cases and Free Vaccines in North Carolina
Apr 25, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Los Angeles is not the only county offering free vaccines recently - Randolph County Health Department just announced that it is offering free...

Measles Kills 400 People a Day—But Costs Less Than a Buck to Avoid
Apr 3, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

There’s a dangerous virus spreading through Europe, Africa, and North America. This virus can lead to serious complications such as permanent hearing...

Measles Outbreak Spreading at "Alarming Rate" in Wales
Mar 27, 2013 | Sumiko Mekaru

This week, Public Health Wales warned the measles epidemic in southwest Wales was growing at an "alarming rate" with 432 cases and 51...

Rubella Vaccine Campaign Ready to Launch in Rwanda
Mar 1, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Donors plan to launch a measles and rubella vaccine campaign in Rwanda after previous successes with the measles vaccine. This will be the first...

Measles Outbreak Infects 37 More in Nigeria
Dec 20, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Thirty-seven more cases of measles have been identified in an outbreak in Kebbi state, Nigeria. Of the over 250 cases recorded so far, seven children...

Ethnic Disparities in Flu Vaccine Coverage
Sep 13, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Vaccine uptake has been a front-page issue over the past year, given the epidemic levels of whooping cough in some U.S. states and the upsurge of...

Healthy Olympics 2012
Jul 3, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

After a historic 4-0 victory for Spain in the last match of the European soccer championship, the public eagerly awaits the start of the second great...

Number of Parents Altering Vaccine Schedules on the Rise
Jun 20, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

A new report published in the journal Pediatrics shows that the number of parents delaying or limiting their children’s vaccinations more than...

Measles Outbreak in Ukraine Coincides With UEFA EURO 2012
Jun 14, 2012 | Catherine Stecyk

The number of reported measles cases in Ukraine has increased over the past several months, with an especially high concentration of cases in western...

Measles Cases Up in United States, Global Deaths Down
Apr 30, 2012 | Jane Huston

Measles has been making headlines in the United States and abroad. U.S. measles cases in 2011 were the highest in 15 years, nearly four times higher...

Measles Exposure at the Superbowl
Mar 5, 2012 | Jane Huston

HealthMap has been tracking news of a measles outbreak in Indiana following the state’s hosting of the Super Bowl on February 5. The latest case...

Tracking Measles Through Light in Niger
Dec 14, 2011 | Jane Huston

A team of researchers, led by Nita Bharti of Princeton University, recently applied a new method of tracking migration patterns in the developing...

Largest U.S. Outbreak of Measles in 15 Years
Oct 27, 2011 | Jane Huston

At the annual Infectious Diseases Society of America conference, held last week in Boston, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

Drought Brings Famine and Disease to Horn of Africa
Aug 11, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

As the Horn of Africa – including Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Djibouti - faces its worst drought in over 50 years, thousands of Somali refugees...

First Case of Measles in Mexico Since 2007
Jul 22, 2011 | healthmap

An 18-month-old French girl who recently arrived in Mexico has been diagnosed with measles. Health officials are trying to locate the other...

Measles in North Dakota after 24 years
Jun 14, 2011 | healthmap

Today, Cass County, North Dakota confirmed its very first case of measles since 1987. The Cass County health department says the case is a 50-year-...

Major Measles Outbreak in Europe, Failure to Vaccinate Seen as Cause
Apr 28, 2011 | healthmap

  The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that measles cases are occurring at an alarming rate across Europe, with 6,500 cases having...

Measles Outbreaks in 3 US States May Be Linked
Apr 8, 2011 | healthmap

Public health officials in Orange County Florida are reporting that tourists from Texas, Minnesota and Michigan have been diagnosed with measles...

Measles in Review: USA, New Zealand, Angola, DR Congo
Mar 4, 2011 | healthmap

Measles is one of the leading causes of death in children and one of the most contagious diseases known.  Among susceptible people (those who are...

Measles in Geneva, Switzerland and Rhônes-Alpes, France
Feb 25, 2011 | healthmap

Twenty-six cases of measles have been identified since January 2011.  This is the biggest outbreak of measles in the canton of Geneva since 2008.  ...

Measles Getting a Foothold in Auckland?
Feb 11, 2011 | healthmap

On January 11th, an individual infected with measles flew from Brisbane to Auckland, triggering a public health warning over potential exposure to...

Alert for Measles in Buenos Aires
Dec 8, 2010 | healthmap

After 12 years without a registered case of measles in Buenos Aires, 17 cases have been reported since August.  The minister of health has helped...