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From TheJournal.ie Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic Covid-19

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic

Vaccination campaigns have been postponed in 24 countries to help prevent further spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie 'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018 Vaccines

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year Vaccines

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year

The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of 140,000 people who died from Measles last year were under five years old Crisis

Majority of 140,000 people who died from Measles last year were under five years old

Four countries in Europe, including the UK, lost their measles elimination status last year.

From TheJournal.ie Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic Samoa

Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic

Samoa has begun a two-day shutdown as the government tries to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people.

From TheJournal.ie Mumps and measles on the rise in Ireland as people share discredited research online Vaccines

Mumps and measles on the rise in Ireland as people share discredited research online

Dr Kevin Kelleher of the HSE said Andrew Wakefield’s research linking vaccines to autism has been “utterly discredited”.

From TheJournal.ie Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds Measles

Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds

The research found that the measles virus deletes part of the immune system’s memory.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

From TheJournal.ie Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 confirm cases Outbreak

New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 confirm cases

Measles is a highly infectious illness and spreads very easily.

From TheJournal.ie How many European countries have lost their measles-free status? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How many European countries have lost their measles-free status? It's the week in numbers

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From TheJournal.ie Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets Vaccine

Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets

There are fears that Ireland’s status could also be at risk.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status Vaccine

'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status

The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths' Vaccine Myths

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'

Simon Harris has called for cross party support for the motion.

From TheJournal.ie Cruise ship quarantined off Caribbean island of St Lucia following outbreak of measles on board Freewinds

Cruise ship quarantined off Caribbean island of St Lucia following outbreak of measles on board

The ship is used as a retreat location by the Church of Scientology.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at LA universities Quarantine

Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at LA universities

Donald Trump has urged everyone to get vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations Measles

Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations

Earlier this week, it was announced that Ireland had experienced a 204% increase in cases of measles.

From TheJournal.ie Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine Vaccination

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine

A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases? Podcast

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

From TheJournal.ie US measles cases hit 25 year high Outbreak

US measles cases hit 25 year high

Health officials in hard-hit New York City today reported 61 new cases since late last week.

From TheJournal.ie New York declares public health emergency as measles outbreak hits Brooklyn Vaccination Order

New York declares public health emergency as measles outbreak hits Brooklyn

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all residents to be vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Outbreak of measles in Dublin affecting young workers in city centre Outbreak

Outbreak of measles in Dublin affecting young workers in city centre

There have been 10 cases since the start of February.

From TheJournal.ie People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency in New York New York

Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency in New York

Rockland County banned non-vaccinated minors from public places.

From TheJournal.ie Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak New York

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak

The extreme measure is to last for 30 days.

From TheJournal.ie 'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

From TheJournal.ie The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year Vaccine

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year

Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie 'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes' Opinion

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'

Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.

From TheJournal.ie 13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks Outbreak

13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks

Transmission has occurred in a number of hospitals and in households with “poor vaccine uptake”, the HSE said.

From TheJournal.ie Measles cases reach record high across Europe Outbreak

Measles cases reach record high across Europe

Over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin Temple Street

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin Contagious

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Two adults and two children were affected.

From TheJournal.ie HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin Dublin

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

From TheJournal.ie Vaccines: 'Those of us from an earlier era must speak out to stop little lives being wrecked' Opinion

Vaccines: 'Those of us from an earlier era must speak out to stop little lives being wrecked'

New parents have so little knowledge of diseases like measles that they think the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease, writes Dr Ida Milne.

From TheJournal.ie Adults under 40 urged to get vaccinated against measles as 28 cases confirmed in mid-west Outbreak

Adults under 40 urged to get vaccinated against measles as 28 cases confirmed in mid-west

The majority of cases are in Limerick city.

From TheJournal.ie Forty cases of measles now confirmed across the country Outbreak

Forty cases of measles now confirmed across the country

Measles can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and inflammation of the brain.

From TheJournal.ie Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations MMR

Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations

The HSE is offering the vaccine for free in Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie 11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin MMR

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team.

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