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Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19
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Coronavirus pandemic brings importance of immunisation to the fore; MMR or BCG vaccine may protect against severe COVID-19

The importance of immunisation has probably never seemed as important as it does during this pandemic.

India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world
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India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pledged $15-million as India's contribution to the vaccines alliance GAVI at the Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK

Measles cases in 2019 are far higher than last year, on the rise globally, says WHO
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Measles cases in 2019 are far higher than last year, on the rise globally, says WHO

The measles outbreak has hit Congo at a time when it is also grappling with an Ebola epidemic, that has already killed 2,200.

Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine
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Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine

In the future, vaccines will be inhaled, there is a possibility that they will be administered topically as well.

World Immunisation Day 2019: As effect of many childhood vaccines wears off, let’s have look at vaccines one should get as an adult
Health

World Immunisation Day 2019: As effect of many childhood vaccines wears off, let’s have look at vaccines one should get as an adult

We all know about childhood vaccines, one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases in the community. But what many of us don’t realise is that effect of many of these vaccines wears off eventually

Parents reluctant to vaccinate their kids should learn the horrors of measles, other forgotten diseases
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Parents reluctant to vaccinate their kids should learn the horrors of measles, other forgotten diseases

The Rubella vaccine became the R in the MMR and the strategy changed to vaccinating all pre-school children.

Measles make worldwide comeback, misinformed US parents think vaccine causes autism
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Measles make worldwide comeback, misinformed US parents think vaccine causes autism

"No country can afford to be complacent about immunisation," says WHO at an event to boost confidence in vaccines.

Measles cases worldwide rose by 300 percent in first quarter of 2019, WHO reports
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Measles cases worldwide rose by 300 percent in first quarter of 2019, WHO reports

Turning the tide against measles will need effective public communication & engagement about vaccines.

Measles Vaccination Day: What you should know about MR, anti-vaxxer trend in India
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Measles Vaccination Day: What you should know about MR, anti-vaxxer trend in India

Parents around the world are refusing to give their kids preventive vaccines based on a myth.

Myth linking vaccines to autism debunked by biggest study on subject till date
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Myth linking vaccines to autism debunked by biggest study on subject till date

The anti-vax movement has caused a worrying surge in measles in 2018 because of hesitancy to vaccinate.

UN warns that 'complacency' is causing rapid rise in measles cases worldwide
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UN warns that 'complacency' is causing rapid rise in measles cases worldwide

Measles maybe the disease, but the real infection is misinformation, mistrust & complacency: Official.

WHO warns of measles making a comeback with cases of the infection rising
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WHO warns of measles making a comeback with cases of the infection rising

Our data shows a substantial increase in measles cases...we're seeing this in all regions: WHO.

Maharashtra govt to launch six-week vaccination campaign against measles, rubella diseases starting today
India

Maharashtra govt to launch six-week vaccination campaign against measles, rubella diseases starting today

Mumbai: A six-week Measles-Rubella vaccination drive for children between the ages of nine months and 15 years will begin Tuesday in Maharashtra, state Health Minister Deepak Sawant said.

India's child mortality rate declines since 2005; one million lives saved, reveals new study
India

India's child mortality rate declines since 2005; one million lives saved, reveals new study

India prevented the deaths of about one million children under five in 2005-15, says a new study published in Lancet.

Govt launches Measles-rubella vaccination campaign across India, 3.3 cr children covered
India

Govt launches Measles-rubella vaccination campaign across India, 3.3 cr children covered

Government has launched the Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in a phased manner for across the country to reduce measles morbidity and mortality,

South Sudan: 15 children die in botched measles vaccine campaign in Kapoeta
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South Sudan: 15 children die in botched measles vaccine campaign in Kapoeta

Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced on Friday.

Govt to launch ambitious drive  to control many diseases, says Harsh Vardhan
Politics

Govt to launch ambitious drive to control many diseases, says Harsh Vardhan

An ambitious drive to eliminate or control a host of diseases, including measles, which affects lakhs of people and leave many killed every year will be launched, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said.

UN misses measles target, 47% of global deaths in India
World

UN misses measles target, 47% of global deaths in India

India accounted for 47 percent of measles deaths in 2010 and African countries for 36 percent, according to the study.