Tag Archives: Measles

Samoa lifts two-day measles curfew

Almost 90 per cent of eligible Samoans have been vaccinated against measles, with a two-day curfew lifted following an outbreak that has recently killed 65 people. There were, however, 103 new cases of measles reported since Friday, Samoa’s Health Ministry said in a statement. The virus has infected almost 4,500 people in the South Pacific… Read More »

Measles has a devastating and long-term effect on your immune system

By Debora MacKenzie The MMR vaccine protects against measlesJIM WEST/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Measles is known to make children vulnerable to other infections. Now two major studies of Dutch Orthodox Protestants, who reject vaccination, have discovered why: it massively damages the immune system, making measles even more lethal than we realised. That is bad news, as… Read More »

Kiwi medicos hope measles on decline

The number of New Zealanders to have contracted measles continues to rise, but health officials are cautiously optimistic the trend-line will head south. As of Thursday, 1850 Kiwis had contracted the infectious, but preventable, disease this year. That number, which includes 1495 in Auckland alone, puts the 2019 outbreak in the same bracket as the… Read More »

Health officials are urgently trying to track down 200 people amid fears of measles outbreak

Health officials are urgently trying to track down 200 people and give them the MMR jab amid fears of a measles outbreak in Essex Health officials said eight people are suspected to have measles They all attended a day service for learning difficulties in Southend-on-Sea The centre has closed for the rest of the week… Read More »