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Ukraine anti-vaccine protesters insist on rights despite measles outbreak

Ukraine anti-vaccine protesters insist on rights despite measles outbreak

Some 200 anti-vaccine protesters rallied in Kiev Thursday after authorities threatened to ban unvaccinated children from schools in Ukraine, which is hit by a deadly measles outbreak.

US measles outbreak grows with 60 new measles cases across 26 states

US measles outbreak grows with 60 new measles cases across 26 states

The United States recorded 60 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000 ...

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as US reports 41 new cases

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as US reports 41 new cases

The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year ...

US records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

US records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday.

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

The deadly Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be over within six months, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country's history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunisation rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday.

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared ...

Zimbabwe seeks $35 million to fight cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe seeks $35 million to fight cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe is appealing to individual citizens and local companies for $35 million to help fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 31 and infected more than 5,000, the finance minister said.

China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warned on Tuesday.

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus

Officials in a third Indian state were checking on Friday if two people had been infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 in southern Kerala ...

Congo set to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Congo set to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Jessica Ilunga said 4,000 doses of vaccine were shipped on Saturday to Mbandaka, which last week registered the first cases in an urban area since the latest flare-up of the disease was announced earlier this month.