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Samoa measles death toll rises to 37 amid anti-vax push: WHO

Samoa measles death toll rises to 37 amid anti-vax push: WHO

A measles epidemic raging in Samoa has killed 37 people, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming an anti-vaccine messaging campaign for leaving the Pacific island nation vulnerable to the spread of the virus.

Death toll from Samoa measles epidemic reaches 25

Death toll from Samoa measles epidemic reaches 25

A measles epidemic in Samoa has now claimed 25 lives, with children bearing the brunt of the deadly outbreak, official data in the Pacific island nation showed Monday.

Samoa measles outbreak kills 20, mostly children

Samoa measles outbreak kills 20, mostly children

Deaths related to measles, mostly among small children, have more than tripled to 20 in the past week on the Pacific island of Samoa ...

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 ...

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast majority of cases in Ukraine, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday as it urged authorities to ensure vulnerable people get vaccinated.

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.

Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019: WHO

Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019: WHO

The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 against the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, citing provisional data.

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were ‘backsliding’, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 percent last year.

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills 40 children

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills 40 children

Measles still claims young lives in Romania, where nearly 40 children have died in an outbreak that many blame on parents being misled by scare stories that vaccinating them is dangerous.

Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles.