VACCINE Preventable Diseases In The News

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Anti-Vaccine Movement

NOT A COMPLETE LIST BUT MOST FREQUENT

Table of Contents

  • General Vaccine Information
  • Chicken Pox
  • Cholera
  • Diptheria  
  • Hepatitus A
  • Measles  
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis  
  • Polio
  • Rubella  
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • The Problems of the Anti-vaccine Movement
  • Economic Cost of Vaccine Preventables Diseases

General Vaccine Information

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

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

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

 

CHICKENPOX

Chickenpox spike prompts concerns Upstate pediatrician – posted 8/12/18

https://www.wspa.com/news/chickenpox-spike-prompts-concerns-upstate-pediatrician/1345691379

11-Month-Old Baby Has Stroke After Getting Chickenpox from Unvaccinated Siblings | David G. McAfee – posted 9/12/18

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nosacredcows/2018/09/11-month-old-baby-has-stroke-after-getting-chickenpox-from-unvaccinated-siblings/

Parents plan dangerous Chickenpox parties – posted 2/9/19

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2018/10/18/parents-plan-dangerous-chickenpox-parties/1681958002/

 

CHOLERA

26 Dead in Angola Due to Cholera Outbreak – posted 8/22/18

http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32260&SEO=26-dead-in-angola-due-to-cholera-outbreak

 Cholera kills scores in DRC, Niger | News24 – posted 8/22/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/cholera-kills-scores-in-drc-niger-20180816

 Cholera threats persists in West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cholera-threats-persists-west-africas-lake-chad-basin-59543/

Cross-border movements responsible for cholera spread – The East African – posted 8/22/18

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/scienceandhealth/Cross-border-movements-responsible-for-cholera-spread-uganda/3073694-4722516-7vhlg1z/index.html

Algeria confirms second death from cholera, epidemic spreading to new areas | GulfNews.com – posted 8/29/18

https://gulfnews.com/news/mena/algeria/algeria-confirms-second-death-from-cholera-epidemic-spreading-to-new-areas-1.2270735?utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=58627cca30-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_24_01_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d0d062dbd-58627cca30-860291

Niger cholera outbreak top 2,000 cases – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/5/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/niger-cholera-outbreak-top-2000-cases-42128/

Cholera kills 5 people in Zim capital – report | News24 – posted 9/12/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/cholera-kills-5-people-in-zim-capital-report-20180907

20 dead, 2,300 suspected cases as Zimbabwe cholera outbreak spreads – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/13/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/20-dead-2300-suspected-cases-zimbabwe-cholera-outbreak-spreads-66404/

Cholera outbreak has killed 55 in Niger: UN | News24 – posted 9/17/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/cholera-outbreak-has-killed-55-in-niger-un-20180913

Zim: Cholera ‘spreading rapidly in capital Harare,’ says WHO | News24 – posted 9/17/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/zim-cholera-spreading-rapidly-in-capital-harare-says-who-20180914

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in Jizan, Jizan Region, Saudi Arabia on September 17 2018 06:31 AM – cholera – posted 9/19/18

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20180917-64673-SAU

WHO | Cholera – Algeria – posted 9/19/18

http://www.who.int/csr/don/14-september-2018-cholera-algeria/en/

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak update: ‘Evolving rapidly and affecting mainly Harare City’ – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/19/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/zimbabwe-cholera-outbreak-update-evolving-rapidly-affecting-mainly-harare-city-10345/

Cholera outbreak: ‘We are living in fear…authorities are not doing enough,’ residents say | News24 – posted 9/22/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/cholera-outbreak-we-are-living-in-fearauthorities-are-not-doing-enough-residents-say-20180921

Cholera kills 97 in Nigeria’s northeast | News24 – posted 9/24/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/cholera-kills-97-in-nigerias-northeast-20180922

Zimbabwe merely ‘postpones’ cholera outbreak | News24 – posted 9/24/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/zimbabwe-merely-postpones-cholera-outbreak-20180922

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [State-wide], State of Yobe, Nigeria on September 22 2018 04:06 AM – Cholera – posted 10/3/18

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20180922-64736-NGA

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria′s northeast kills nearly 100 | News | DW | 22.09.2018 – posted 10/3/18

https://www.dw.com/en/cholera-outbreak-in-nigerias-northeast-kills-nearly-100/a-45600641

Cholera crisis signals deeper problems for Zimbabwe | News24 – posted 10/3/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/cholera-crisis-signals-deeper-problems-for-zimbabwe-20180927

Cholera outbreak death toll rises to 48 in Zimbabwe – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/3/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/cholera-outbreak-death-toll-rises-48-zimbabwe-35054/

Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths – posted 10/3/18

https://apnews.com/71a3608eb02f4cab8e9d42a67a95cf49

Niger cholera outbreak spreads to other regions of the country – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/10/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/niger-cholera-outbreak-spreads-to-other-regions-of-the-country-53474/

Uganda: Cholera sickens dozens in Kampala area – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/19/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/uganda-cholera-sickens-dozens-kampala-area-60527/

 

DIPTHERIA

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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/

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

Venezuela reports 270 deaths from diphtheria since outbreak began – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/11/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/venezuela-reports-270-deaths-diphtheria-since-outbreak-began-73778/

Hepatitis A

Nashville hepatitis A outbreak rises to 74 – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/nashville-hepatitis-outbreak-rises-74-34136/

Hepatitis A: Fifth Louisville resident dies amid outbreak – posted 8/22/18

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2018/08/16/hepatitis-fifth-louisville-resident-dies-amid-outbreak/1006250002/

West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak tops 1000 cases, CDC assistance requested – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/26/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/west-virginia-hepatitis-outbreak-tops-1000-cases-cdc-assistance-requested-90720/

Nashville hepatitis A update – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/28/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/nashville-hepatitis-update-30452/

Nashville hepatitis A outbreak tops 100 cases – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/17/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/nashville-hepatitis-outbreak-tops-100-cases-44814/

Massachusetts Public Health Alert issued over hepatitis A outbreak – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/25/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/massachusetts-public-health-alert-issued-hepatitis-outbreak-17549/

Tennessee hepatitis A outbreak doubles since November – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/13/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/tennessee-hepatitis-a-outbreak-doubles-since-november-35014/

South Carolina: Hepatitis A outbreak declared in Aiken County – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/15/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/south-carolina-hepatitis-outbreak-declared-aiken-county-80674/

Hillsborough County hepatitis A cases top 100 – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/19/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/hillsborough-county-hepatitis-cases-top-100/

 

MEASLES

MEASLES-1

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/

MUMPS

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/

Mumps in Dublin, Ireland: Trinity College and Blackrock College – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/10/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mumps-dublin-ireland-trinity-college-blackrock-college-97916/

Several mumps cases confirmed at Texas ICE facility, health officials say | Fox News – posted 2/10/19

https://www.foxnews.com/us/several-mumps-cases-confirmed-at-texas-ice-facility-health-officials-say

5 States Confirm Mumps Cases During 2019 — Precision Vaccinations – posted 2/11/19

https://www.precisionvaccinations.com/mumps-cases-reported-georgia-north-dakota-pennsylvania-utah-and-wisconsin-during-2019

Texas: 27 mumps cases reported in ICE facilities – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/19/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/texas-27-mumps-cases-reported-in-ice-facilities-98067/

 

PERTUSSIS

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

delaware.png    Image/National Atlas of the United States

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

Whooping Cough Outbreak Sweeps Marin County – CBS San Francisco – posted 2/11/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/12/26/whooping-cough-outbreak-sweeps-marin-county/

Pertussis outbreak in Ngäbe Buglé, Panama – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/11/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/pertussis-outbreak-ngabe-bugle-panama-80926/

 

POLIO

Polio eradication initiative meets resistance to appeals to destroy samples

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https://www.statnews.com/2018/05/25/polio-endgame-samples/

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Containment – GPEI

http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/preparing-for-a-polio-free-world/containment/

Living inside a canister: Dallas polio survivor is one of few people left in U.S. using iron lung  | Science and Medicine | Dallas News

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Paul Alexander looks out from inside his iron lung at his home in Dallas. Now in his 70s, Alexander is one of the few people left who uses an iron lung to help facilitate breathing for those affected by polio. 

(Smiley N. Pool/Staff Photographer)

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/science-medicine/2018/05/25/living-inside-canister-dallas-polio-survivor-one-people-left-us-using-iron-lung

Africa: Somalia, DR Congo report more polio cases – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/africa-somalia-dr-congo-report-more-polio-cases-28227/

Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts | Science | AAAS

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/polio-outbreaks-congo-threaten-global-eradication

Polio vaccine coverage low in hundreds of Brazil cities – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/polio-vaccine-coverage-low-hundreds-brazil-cities-90865/

WHO | Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

http://www.who.int/csr/don/10-july-2018-polio-drc/en/

Kenya: Over 2 million children targeted in polio immunization campaign – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/kenya-2-million-children-targeted-polio-immunization-campaign-18075/

Seven cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 confirmed in DR Congo outbreak – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/seven-cases-vaccine-derived-poliovirus-type-2-confirmed-dr-congo-outbreak-38035/

Papua New Guinea: New polio case reported in different province – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/12/18

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Papua New Guinea
Image/CDC
http://outbreaknewstoday.com/papua-new-guinea-new-polio-case-reported-different-province-39134/

WPRO | Polio case confirmed in Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea – posted 8/22/18

http://www.wpro.who.int/papuanewguinea/mediacentre/releases/20180813-polio-case-in-eastern-highlands/en/

Papua New Guinea polio outbreak rises to 12, Vaccination campaign expanded to cover all children aged up to 15 years – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/13/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/papua-new-guinea-polio-outbreak-rises-12-vaccination-campaign-expanded-cover-children-aged-15-years-69751/

Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea reaches capital Port Moresby | Society | The Guardian – posted 9/17/18

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/11/polio-outbreak-in-papua-new-guinea-reaches-capital-port-moresby

Pakistan official: Gunmen kill policeman guarding polio team – posted 10/2/18

Pakistan official: Gunmen kill policeman guarding polio team: https://apnews.com/b2c9bfad08ef4f7a857bda73495881ba

New polio case detected in S. Afghanistan – Xinhua | English.news.cn – posted 10/2/18

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/26/c_137494675.htm

Boy dies of polio in first fatal case in Papua New Guinea outbreak | World news | The Guardian – posted 10/2/18

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A nurse gives polio vaccine to a child in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Botobai
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/02/boy-dies-of-polio-in-first-fatal-case-in-papua-new-guinea-outbreak

Papua New Guinea polio update: 100 day summary – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/10/18

20181004-polio-100-days   –   The Report

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/papua-new-guinea-polio-update-100-day-summary-82049/

1st polio case reported in Afghanistan in 2019 – Afghanistan Times – posted 2/15/19

http://www.afghanistantimes.af/1st-polio-case-reported-in-afghanistan-in-2019/

Pakistan confirms first polio case in 2019 – posted 2/15/19

https://m.yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistan-confirms-first-polio-case-in-2019-3473506

Poliovirus detected in Faisalabad after two years – Pakistan | ReliefWeb – posted 2/15/19

https://reliefweb.int/report/pakistan/poliovirus-detected-faisalabad-after-two-years

 

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/

 

Typhoid

Five killed, 350 hospitalized as typhoid outbreak spreads in Zimbabwe – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/five-killed-350-hospitalized-typhoid-outbreak-spreads-zimbabwe-85682/

Outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid triggers level two alert | Top Story | thenews.com.pk | Karachi – posted 8/22/18

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/354321-outbreak-of-drug-resistant-typhoid-triggers-level-two-alert

Typhoid death toll rises to 8 in Gweru City – Outbreak News Today – posted 8/22/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/typhoid-death-toll-rises-8-gweru-city-57961/

Typhoid cases soar in Woraiyur | Trichy News – Times of India – posted 10/10/18

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/typhoid-cases-soar-in-woraiyur/articleshow/66103002.cms

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [Motootua National Hospital], Apia, Capital City, Samoa on February 02 2019 01:29 AM – Typhoid – posted 2/11/19

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20190202-66474-WSM

XDR typhoid emerging from Pakistan is becoming global health challenge | Karachi | thenews.com.pk | Karachi – posted 2/13/19

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/428708-xdr-typhoid-emerging-from-pakistan-is-becoming-global-health-challenge

 

Yellow Fever

Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018 | MMWR

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6711e1.htm

Epidemiological Report Yellow Fever – March 20, 2018

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/9aa78bcf-158e-4456-af66-92e8fb36f44a

Yellow fever outbreak could hit world’s largest cities

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/worlds-largest-cities-risk-yellow-fever-outbreak/

Brazilian Forests Fall Silent as Yellow Fever Decimates Threatened Monkeys – Scientific American

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A dead black-tufted marmoset (Callithrix penicillata) collected by researchers. Credit: Danilo Simonini
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brazilian-forests-fall-silent-as-yellow-fever-decimates-threatened-monkeys/

Yellow fever outbreak reported in southern Congo – Apanews.net – posted 8/28/18

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http://apanews.net/en/news/yellow-fever-outbreak-reported-in-southern-congo

Congo confirms yellow fever near Angolan enclave – The East African – posted 8/28/18

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/scienceandhealth/Congo-Republic-confirms-yellow-fever-near-Angolan-enclave/3073694-4733110-65k8hk/index.html

Genomic and epidemiological monitoring of yellow fever virus transmission potential | Science – posted 8/28/18

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/08/22/science.aat7115

Congo to launch immunization against Yellow fever outbreak [The Morning Call] | Africanews – published 10/2/18

http://www.africanews.com/2018/09/25/congo-to-launch-immunization-against-yellow-fever-outbreak-the-morning-call/

Liberia: Yellow Fever Suspected In Grand Kru County – FrontPageAfrica – posted 10/2/18

https://frontpageafricaonline.com/health/liberia-yellow-fever-suspected-in-grand-kru-county/

WHO | Yellow fever – Brazil – posted 2/13/19

https://www.who.int/csr/don/11-february-2019-yellow-fever-brazil/en/

GENERAL VACCINE INFORMATION

CDC Global Health – Immunization – New and Underused Vaccines

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

The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Forgetting the Polio Epidemic – The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/the-anti-vaccine-movement-is-forgetting-the-polio-epidemic/381986/

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

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/

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

 

Economic Cost of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

MN Health Dept. Spent $2.3M During 5-Month Measles Outbreak « WCCO | CBS Minnesota – 2017 Outbreak of Measles – posted 2/12/19

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/10/31/measles-outbreak-minnesota-grant-money/

Western Finland health officials spent over €100k to contain measles outbreak | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi – posted 2/11/19

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/western_finland_health_officials_spent_over_100k_to_contain_measles_outbreak/10610886