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2018 Surge In Measles In Europe And US Show Importance Of Herd Immunity

Pictured here is the measles virus, paramyxoviridae from the Morbillivirus family. (Photo by: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)Getty This is what happens when you tell people to not get the measles vaccine without providing a viable alternative. In just the first 6 months of 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region had over 41,000 measles cases,… Read More »

Muslim concern about vaccine fuels Thai measles outbreak

Health authorities in Thailand are racing to contain a measles outbreak in the country’s southern provinces, where 14 deaths and more than 1,500 cases have been reported since September. Officials blame the comeback of the disease on low vaccination rates in the south caused by misconceptions among the Muslim population about the nature of the… Read More »