VACCINE Preventable

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases and News about Vaccines.

NOT A COMPLETE LIST BUT MOST FREQUENT

Table of Contents

  • Diptheria  
  • Measles  
  • Meningitis  
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis  
  • Rubella  
  • Tuberculosis  
  • General Vavvine Information

 

DIPTHERIA

Toddler dies of diphtheria after parents refused to vaccinate her against disease – Nation | The Star Online

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/03/17/fear-and-superstition-prove-deadly-toddler-dies-of-diphtheria-after-parents-refused-to-vaccinate-her/

WHO says diphtheria infected over 1,300 people in Yemen – Al Arabiya English

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2018/03/17/WHO-says-diphtheria-infected-over-1-300-people-in-Yemen.html?utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=5704c6d8f1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d0d062dbd-5704c6d8f1-860291

Malaysia reports diphtheria death in unvaccinated Sarawak toddler – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/malaysia-reports-diphtheria-death-unvaccinated-sarawak-toddler-47546/

South Africa: Diphtheria alert issued in KwaZulu-Natal Province – Outbreak News Today

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/south-africa-diphtheria-alert-issued-kwazulu-natal-province-75949/

91 killed in Yemen’s diphtheria outbreak: WHO – Xinhua | English.news.cn

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/13/c_137174630.htm

Venezuela: Bolivar hospital records 19 diphtheria deaths – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/venezuela-bolivar-hospital-records-19-diphtheria-deaths-61373/

Alberta: Diphtheria case confirmed in Medicine Hat – Outbreak News Today

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/alberta-diphtheria-case-confirmed-medicine-hat-36472/

Diphtheria: 4th case reported in Ukraine – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/diphtheria-4th-case-reported-ukraine-69350/

H5N1: PAHO: Diphtheria in the Americas – posted 8/12/18

http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2018/08/paho-diphtheria-in-the-americas.html

Pan American/World Health Organizations Epidemiological Update – 29 August 2018 – Diphtheria  posted 9/2/18

 https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/8ba03d8c-9d9e-4398-8b62-e259fb6ff1b4

Fatal Case of Diphtheria and Risk for Reemergence, Singapore – Volume 24, Number 11—November 2018 – Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC – posted 10/17/18

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/24/11/18-0198_article

 

MEASLES

Measles virus kills four more children – PakObserver

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https://pakobserver.net/measles-virus-kills-four-more-children/

Japan measles outbreak: 161 cases reported in first five months – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japan-measles-outbreak-161-cases-reported-first-five-months-26060/

Tchad: 665 cas de rougeoles enregistrés – Journal du Tchad – Measles – Chad

https://www.journaldutchad.com/tchad-665-cas-de-rougeoles-enregistres/

More measles in Ukraine: 12th death recorded – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-ukraine-12th-death-recorded-13297/

Measles deaths in India

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RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [Michalovce District], Kosice Region, Slovakia on June 28 2018 03:24 AM = Measles

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20180628-63669-SVK

France reports 50 measles cases a week as 2nd fatality is reported – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/france-reports-50-measles-cases-week-2nd-fatality-reported-37482/

Measles outbreak threatens isolated Amazonian tribe – CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/05/health/brazil-amazon-yanomami-tribe-measles-intl/index.html?utm_content=2018-07-05T16%3A30%3A41&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social

Congo-Kinshasa: Dozens Dead in DRC Measles Outbreak – allAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/201807050696.html

Measles outbreak in eastern Slovakia – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-outbreak-eastern-slovakia-18106/

Oregon: 2nd measles case confirmed in Multnomah County – Outbreak News Today

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This was a patient who presented with Koplik’s spots on palate due to pre-eruptive measles on day 3 of the illness./CDC
http://outbreaknewstoday.com/oregon-2nd-measles-case-confirmed-multnomah-county-73310/

Libya reports measles outbreak, alert issued – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/libya-reports-measles-outbreak-alert-issued-93364/

Measles outbreak: GPs put on high alert as cases already more than double 2017 total | The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/measles-outbreak-latest-symptoms-vaccination-england-infection-gps-europe-romania-a8428356.html

Ukraine measles and diphtheria update – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ukraine-measles-diphtheria-update-72032/

Measles outbreak tally in England now 750 – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-outbreak-tally-england-now-750/

France reports 3rd measles death of 2018 – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/france-reports-3rd-measles-death-2018/

Mauritius: Three dead, 453 infected in ongoing measles outbreak – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mauritius-three-dead-453-infected-ongoing-measles-outbreak-95454/

Ukraine: More than 27,000 measles cases in 7 months – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/16/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ukraine-27000-measles-cases-7-months-11851/

Measles in Ukraine: 755 additional cases reported in past week – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/21/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-ukraine-755-additional-cases-reported-past-week-25812/

Brazil Rushes to Thwart Measles Outbreak From Venezuelans – The New York Times – posted 8/21/18

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/08/06/world/americas/ap-lt-brazil-vaccination-campaign.html

Brazil slams Venezuela as measles spreads across border | Reuters – posted 8/21/18

https://in.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-health-venezuela/brazil-slams-venezuela-as-measles-spreads-across-border-idINKBN1KU2MY?feedType=RSS&feedName=health

Brazil’s Measles Outbreak Reaches 1,053 Cases During 2018 — Precision Vaccinations – posted 8/21/18

https://www.precisionvaccinations.com/cdc-travel-vaccinations-brazil-include-hepatitis-measles-typhoid-and-yellow-fever-virus

Serbia measles: 5,700 cases in 10 months – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/21/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/serbia-measles-5700-cases-10-months-32212/

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in more than 20 states | WBFF – posted 8/21/18

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/nation-world/cdc-monitoring-measles-outbreak-in-tennessee-20-other-states

KAKE.com | Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports – CDC monitors measles outbreak in 21 states, including Kansas – posted 8/21/18

http://www.kake.com/story/38890503/cdc-monitors-measles-outbreak-in-21-states-including-kansas?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KAKE-TV

Measles in Europe: ‘We are seeing a dramatic increase in infections and extended outbreaks’ – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/21/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-europe-seeing-dramatic-increase-infections-extended-outbreaks-98071/

Measles cases reach record high in Europe – CNN – posted 8/21/18

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/20/health/measles-europe-record-who-intl/index.html?utm_content=2018-08-20T16%3A31%3A14&utm_medium=social&utm_term=link&utm_source=fbCNN

Europe Suffers From a Severe Measles Outbreak | NewsGram – posted 8/21/18

https://www.newsgram.com/europe-suffers-from-a-severe-measles-outbreak/amp/

Measles in Greece tops 3,200 in 15 months – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/28/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-greece-tops-3200-15-months-31658/

London measles total this year nears 300 cases – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/28/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/london-measles-total-year-nears-300-cases-89155/

Pinellas County, Florida, measles outbreak rises to 7 – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/2/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pinellas-county-measles-outbreak-rises-7-94514/

Mauritius reports 800 measles cases since March – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/5/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mauritius-reports-800-measles-cases-since-march-18424/

Ukraine measles update: 30,744 cases in 2018 to date – Outbreak News Today –  posted 9/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ukraine-measles-update-30744-cases-2018-date-31314/

Brazil imported measles update: 1,673 confirmed cases nationwide – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/brazil-imported-measles-update-1673-confirmed-cases-nationwide-41169/

Measles – Pan American Health Organization. – posted 9/24/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/b03710fb-f79b-4637-8a43-487de4756363

Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity. – Vox – 9/24/18

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“Our analysis suggests that austerity measures adopted in Italy contributed significantly to the resurgence of measles,” the authors of a new European Journal of Public Health paper wrote.Getty Images
https://www.vox.com/2018/9/20/17875238/measles-cases-europe-record-high-austerity

3-year-old child dies due to measles in Ukraine’s Lviv region – 112.international – posted 10/4/18

https://112.international/ukraine-top-news/3-year-old-child-dies-due-to-measles-in-lviv-region-32779.html

Israel: Tel Aviv hospital sees six babies with measles – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/4/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/israel-tel-aviv-hospital-sees-six-babies-measles-81770/

Ukraine reports additional 500 measles cases in last week of September – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/5/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ukraine-reports-additional-500-measles-cases-last-week-september-63272/

Measles outbreak in Yala Province, Thailand – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-outbreak-yala-province-thailand-77776/

Measles: More cases in Rockland County – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/measles-cases-rockland-county-74796/

 

MENINGITIS

Viral meningitis in the UK: time to speed up – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(18)30287-1/fulltext

Incidence, aetiology, and sequelae of viral meningitis in UK adults: a multicentre prospective observational cohort study – The Lancet Infectious Disease

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099%2818%2930245-7/fulltext

Chesterfield family has message for parents after 4-month-old dies of meningitis | WTVR.com

https://wtvr.com/2018/07/10/chesterfield-family-has-message-for-parents-after-4-month-old-dies-of-meningitis/

Zoe McGinty was fit and healthy at 10am but died from meningococcal disease just 16 hours later | The West Australian

https://thewest.com.au/news/australia/zoe-mcginty-was-fit-and-healthy-at-10am-but-died-from-meningococcal-disease-just-16-hours-later-ng-b88910764z

Columbia Basin Herald – Local News, Health district investigates meningitis case

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/local_news/20180801/health_district_investigates_meningitis_case

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [Edgerton Elementary School], Clio, State of Michigan, USA on September 19 2018 06:09 AM – Meningitis – posted 9/19/18

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20180919-64706-USA

Meningococcal disease outbreak on San Diego State University – Outbreak News Today – Meningitis – posted 10/2/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/meningococcal-disease-outbreak-san-diego-state-university-80584/

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in Rahim Yar Khan, State of Punjab, Pakistan on October 14 2018 04:41 AM – Meningitis – posted 10/17/18

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20181014-65030-PAK

MUMPS

Mumps resurgence likely due to waning vaccine-derived immunity

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-03-mumps-resurgence-due-waning-vaccine-derived.html

Delaware mumps outbreak associated with Wilmington dance – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/delaware-mumps-outbreak-associated-wilmington-dance-97963/

Mexico reports mumps outbreak, many cases in college students – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mexico-reports-mumps-outbreak-many-cases-college-students-91663/

Penn State reports a dozen mumps cases as semester winds down – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/penn-state-reports-dozen-mumps-cases-semester-winds-12963/

Four students test positive for mumps at Western Illinois University

https://jbhnews.com/four-students-test-positive-mumps-western-illinois-university/19633/

Hearing loss from mumps more common than thought:The Asahi Shimbun

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201805280051.html

Penn State: 31 mumps cases this year – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/penn-state-31-mumps-cases-year-69648/

Mumps vaccine protection wanes over years; more doses recommended

https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/vaccine-preventable-diseases/news/in-the-journals/%7B8f9648eb-7757-45b4-b895-43465fae8a0a%7D/mumps-vaccine-protection-wanes-over-years-more-doses-recommended

Notes from the Field: Mumps Outbreak — Alaska, May 2017–July 2018 | MMWR – posted 8/23/18

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6733a6.htm

Mumps outbreak reported at Perak school – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/2/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mumps-outbreak-reported-perak-school-19918/

Mumps cases reported at TCU – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/19/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mumps-cases-reported-tcu-66953/

Honduras reports more than 5,000 mumps cases this year – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/22/18

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/honduras-reports-5000-mumps-cases-year-92438/

Ireland: ‘A number’ of suspected mumps cases reported at the University of Limerick – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/3/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/ireland-number-suspected-mumps-cases-reported-university-limerick-77166/

Mumps cases reported in University of Michigan students – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mumps-cases-reported-university-michigan-students-71444/

Hawaii mumps outbreak: Declared over after 1,000 cases – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hawaii-mumps-outbreak-declared-1000-cases-85897/

 

PERTUSSIS

Health Department figures reveal cases of whooping cough have fallen 20% since tragic Riley Hughes death | The West Australian

https://thewest.com.au/news/health/health-department-figures-reveal-cases-of-whooping-cough-have-fallen-20-since-tragic-riley-hughes-death-ng-b88779222z

New Mexico: Pertussis outbreak reported in McKinley County – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/new-mexico-pertussis-outbreak-reported-mckinley-county-64114/

Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine’s inability to prevent infections

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-09-resurgence-whooping-vaccine-inability-infections.html

Decades-long trends, not flawed vaccine, explain resurgent whooping cough

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-03-decades-long-trends-flawed-vaccine-resurgent.html

Whooping cough alert in Bogota – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/whooping-cough-alert-in-bogota-13175/

Pertussis outbreak reported in McKinley County, New Mexico – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pertussis-outbreak-reported-mckinley-county-new-mexico-79087/

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [Sheldon High School], Eugene, State of Oregon, USA on May 01 2018 05:05 AM – Pertussis – Whooping Cough.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20180501-62890-USA

Marin County reports increase in pertussis this year – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/california-marin-county-reports-increase-pertussis-year-66690/

2017 Provisional Pertussis Surveillence Report – CDC

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/96f2b481-a776-45b0-bf8e-0c188c6ae043

Whooping cough increase reported in South Africa – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/whooping-cough-increase-reported-south-africa-61396/

Delaware investigates pertussis outbreak among Amish population in Kent County – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/28/18

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http://outbreaknewstoday.com/delaware-investigates-pertussis-outbreak-among-amish-population-kent-county-92296/ 

KAKE.com | Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports – Kansas health officials investigate possible whooping cough outbreak – posted 8/29/18

http://www.kake.com/story/38984931/kansas-health-officials-investigate-possible-whooping-cough-outbreak?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KAKE-TV

Pertussis cases nearly double last year’s at start of school year in Utah Co. | fox13now.com – posted 9/12/18

https://fox13now.com/2018/09/05/pertussis-cases-nearly-double-last-years-at-start-of-school-year-in-utah-co/

Whooping cough cases spike in Tasmania, with at-risk urged to get vaccinated – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) – posted 9/12/18

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-11/whooping-cough-outbreak-in-tasmania/10223772

Whooping cough making a comeback | Albuquerque Journal – posted 9/13/18

https://www.abqjournal.com/1219237/whooping-cough-making-a-comeback.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1536698975

 

RUBELLA

Japan reports rise in Rubella cases, prompting calls for vaccination – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/29/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japan-reports-rise-rubella-cases-prompting-calls-vaccination-51778/

Japan reports 500 rubella cases year to date – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/japan-reports-500-rubella-cases-year-date-30522/

Rubella in Japan: Cases up 8-times compared to 2017 – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/3/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rubella-japan-cases-8-times-compared-2017/

Rubella cases top 900 in Japan, Tokyo accounts for nearly one third – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rubella-cases-top-900-japan-tokyo-accounts-nearly-one-third-12445/

 

TUBERCULOSIS

TB on rise in Ukraine: acting health minister – news about social life

https://www.unian.info/society/10164395-tb-on-rise-in-ukraine-acting-health-minister.html

Tuberculosis exposure reported at University of San Diego – 10News.com KGTV-TV San Diego

https://www.10news.com/news/tuberculosis-exposure-reported-at-university-of-san-diego

Tuberculosis vaccines reduce rate of sustained infections, according to study – Homeland Preparedness News

https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/29425-tuberculosis-vaccines-reduce-rate-sustained-infections-according-study/

Global Tuberculosis Report 2018 – posted 9/22/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/ca40ead9-1d10-42cb-b2b4-a61aa18f607f

WHO report warns efforts to end TB are falling short | CIDRAP – posted 9/22/18

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/09/who-report-warns-efforts-end-tb-are-falling-short

 

 

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/frightening-drug-resistant-strain-typhoid-spreads-pakistan

GENERAL VACCINE INFORMATION

CDC Global Health – Immunization – New and Underused Vaccines

https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/immunization/sis/vacs_detail.htm#Cholera

Angry Crowd: ‘You Are Going To Hell’ As NJ Vaccine Bill Advances | Princeton, NJ Patch

https://patch.com/new-jersey/princeton/angry-crowd-you-are-going-hell-nj-vaccine-bill-advances?utm_content=newjersey&utm_campaign=blasts&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Japan’s backward vaccination policy | The Japan Times

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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/06/26/commentary/japan-commentary/japans-backward-vaccination-policy/#.WzTVU58pC2e

Vaccines save the lives of 1.45 million children since 2000, study finds | Hub

 https://hub.jhu.edu/2018/06/15/vaccines-prevent-meningitis-pneumonia-developing-countries/

 Australia to issue monthly fines to parents who don’t vaccinate children | The Independent

 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/parents-fined-children-vaccinations-measles-mmr-australia-baby-jabs-a8428596.html

 Explaining ‘herd immunity’ may convince more people to get flu shots | Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-vaccines-education/explaining-herd-immunity-may-convince-more-people-to-get-flu-shots-idUSKBN1JW2MC

I Want Your Fear: How Andrew Wakefield Changed the Vaccination Conversation through Greed and Deception – US Represented

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 https://www.usrepresented.com/2017/08/31/i-want-your-fear/

Prenatal Tdap vaccine does not increase risk of autism in children – posted 8/21/18

 https://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/prenatal-tdap-vaccine-autism-children/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

Take-up of MMR vaccine falls for fourth year in a row in England | Society | The Guardian – posted 9/19/18

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/18/take-up-mmr-vaccine-falls-fourth-year-in-a-row-england-measles

Here’s The Reason Mumps Has Made A Comeback – posted 9/22/18

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jason-tetro/mumps-virus-comeback_b_15133300.html?ncid=tweetlnkcahpmg00000002

Think The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Bad In The US? It’s Nothing Compared To Europe. – posted 10/2/18

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/antivaccine-europe-measles-outbreak

Vignettes from a pre-immunization Canada as childhood vaccination rates plummet | National Post – posted 10/2/18

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/paralysis-spreads-throughout-canada-horrific-reminders-from-a-pre-vaccination-age

Incorporating Tdap Vaccination into Prenatal Care to Increase Coverage in Pregnant Women – posted 10/4/18

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/incorporating-tdap-vaccination-into-prenatal-care-to-increase-coverage-in-pregnant-women