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#Measles

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.

From TheJournal.ie Free vaccine offered as Limerick measles outbreak worsens MMR

Free vaccine offered as Limerick measles outbreak worsens

Six new cases of measles were confirmed in Limerick today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm used to crying because we've got so little food': Papuan children dying from measles in isolated villages Ayam

'I'm used to crying because we've got so little food': Papuan children dying from measles in isolated villages

This week, reporters found houses sit on stilts and the only bare-bones clinic has no modern medical equipment, a few rickety beds, and overwhelmed nurses struggling to cope.

From TheJournal.ie Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children? Anti-vaxxers

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?

Australian doctors receive payments to track down and vaccinate children who are more than two months overdue for their vaccines, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

From TheJournal.ie People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads Public Health

People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads

Symptoms can present as red eyes, a runny nose, a high temperature and a rash.

From TheJournal.ie Outbreak of measles in Dublin has now spread to Meath Health

Outbreak of measles in Dublin has now spread to Meath

There are now 7 confirmed cases of measles affecting Dublin and Meath, with most of these cases in Dublin City.

From TheJournal.ie Parents urged to vaccinate children after HSE notified of potential measles case in Cork Measles

Parents urged to vaccinate children after HSE notified of potential measles case in Cork

Two cases of measles were confirmed in Dublin last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to get vaccinated as two measles cases confirmed in Dublin Outbreak

People urged to get vaccinated as two measles cases confirmed in Dublin

An alert has been issued to all emergency departments and GPs in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.

From TheJournal.ie Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect America

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

From TheJournal.ie 15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine Contamination

15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine

The children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity”, the UN said.

From TheJournal.ie HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland Warning

HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland

The HSE issued the warning this morning following a spate of deaths as a result of a measles outbreak in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Europe-wide measles warning as outbreaks of disease spread across a number of nations Warning

Europe-wide measles warning as outbreaks of disease spread across a number of nations

France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Switzerland and Ukraine are the most affected.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to get vaccinated as latest case of measles confirmed in Cork Outbreak

People urged to get vaccinated as latest case of measles confirmed in Cork

There have now been 38 cases of measles confirmed in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway Contagious

Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway

This case is unrelated to the recently reported outbreak that resulted in 34 confirmed measles cases between April and mid-July.

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