A WHO report has indicated that measles cases spiked globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage, as many countries experienced severe outbreaks.
In the first 6 months of 2018 over 41, 000 children and adults in the WHO European Region have been infected with measles; more than the annual total of any year since 2010.
Research presented at ECCMID suggests unvaccinated teenagers and adults were at highest risk of developing measles, whilst the biggest threat of mortality was to those under the age of two.
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New research shows that all-cause mortality is lower in children whose most recent immunization was the measles vaccine.
Scientists have analyzed trends on Twitter and Google in order to devise a mathematical theory that could help predict tipping points in vaccine scares.
A study has suggested that the current strategies aimed at changing perceptions towards measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations only serve to reinforce these false beliefs.
A new study has suggested that a small drop in the number of children vaccinated against measles in the US would lead to a disproportionately large number of cases.