What happened when 1 unvaccinated NYC kid got measles?

2018-09-13 10:00

A measles outbreak swept through New York City when an unvaccinated teenager brought the disease home from a trip abroad.

Measles outbreak in Joburg leads to immunisation campaign

2017-06-09 10:26

The campaign aiming to prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease is running according to plan.

Measles outbreak in Stellenbosch: how to protect your kids

2017-02-01 11:27

A measles outbreak in Stellenbosch is under control, says Dr Beth Engelbrecht, head of the Western Cape Department of Health.

Catholic nun held in Kenya for blocking immunisation of pupils

2016-05-24 12:27

Police in Nakuru County, Kenya, have arrested a Catholic nun for blocking the immunisation of at least 700 pupils against measles and rubella.

Is measles really that serious?

2016-02-10 13:21

It's a common illness, so should we worry?

At least 20 000 infected in southeast DRC measles outbreak

2015-08-12 21:41

A measles outbreak in the copper-mining Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 315 people and infected at least 20 000, the UN says.

Worrying dip in US child vaccinations

2015-06-19 15:30

When vaccination rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, according to experts.

Immunisation essential in preventing further measles outbreaks

2015-03-26 08:54

With measles on the rise since December 2014, its important to have children 0-12 years vaccinated to prevent further spread of the disease.

Roll over Ebola: Measles is the deadly new threat

2015-03-23 09:57

It is a year to the day since Ebola was first identified in west Africa, now some people in Liberia are facing an even deadlier threat - the measles virus.

Africa overtaking US in the race against measles

2015-03-12 13:31

For the first time ever, Africa is ahead of the United States when it comes to measles vaccination rates.


At least 70 children dead in Venezuela measles outbreak

2018-04-06 05:47

At least 70 children from an indigenous tribe have died from an outbreak of measles in a remote jungle region of eastern Venezuela, a human rights group has said.

Thousands vaccinated in Stellenbosch after measles outbreak

2017-02-08 16:47

A total of 2,700 learners in three Stellenbosch schools have been successfully vaccinated against measles.

Measles: when to call a doctor

2016-09-28 10:59

Not quite sure when you or your child with measles should visit a doctor? Here's help.

Vaccine refusal a driving force behind measles outbreaks

2016-03-22 13:42

A new study finds that vaccine refusal is a strong contributing factor to measles and whooping cough outbreaks in America.

HEADLINES: ANC foreign policy, ANCYL congress and measles crises in DRC

In today's news headlines: the Economist slams the ANC for siding with "nasty regimes", the ANCYL congress to get underway and DRC experiences measles outbreak.

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Parents shunning newborns' vitamin shot

2015-07-06 16:18

Doctors have warned that ant-vaccine parents who refuse the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborns can lead to babies suffering from dangerous internal bleeding.

Measles may weaken immunity for more than two years

2015-05-12 13:38

Measles can weaken children's immune systems for up to 28 months after being treated and the vaccine is of utmost importance for prevention, doctors say.

Measles outbreak in Berlin cause for concern

2015-03-23 16:06

Since October, around 850 people – among them adults – have contracted measles in Berlin, Germany's capital, with a toddler dying of the disease in February.

Measles may be the next outbreak in west Africa

2015-03-13 12:39

With Ebola waning, attention turns to children left unvaccinated against measles and others risks.

Do you really need to vaccinate?

2015-02-25 13:38

Short video explains what happens to your body when you get measles and why you should vaccinate.

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