Tag Archives: Measles

Measles warning for overseas-bound Aussies

International-bound travellers under the age of 54 should be checking their measles vaccination history, a health official has warned amid another public alert for the highly contagious disease. NSW Health on Saturday issued an alert for people in Sydney International Airport in the early hours of August 17 after an unvaccinated man on a flight… Read More »

Compulsory vaccines are needed to keep measles under control in the UK

21 million children miss the first dose of measles vaccine every yearBSIP/UIG via Getty Images By New Scientist staff and Press Association The UK should consider introducing compulsory measles vaccinations before children start school, according to a team of researchers in Italy. Their analysis of international measles data suggests that current vaccination policies are not… Read More »

Trump tells Americans: Go get your measles vaccination

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Americans to protect themselves with the measles vaccination as the number of cases of the once-eradicated disease in the United States hit the highest levels since 2000. The growing outbreak in pockets across the country has triggered multiple public health efforts seeking to limit exposure… Read More »