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Israel: Measles Outbreak in Jerusalem Worries Health Officials – 340 Cases in 2018

Posted on 15 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Israeli health officials are worried about a measles outbreak in Jerusalem. The city has the highest number of diagnosed new cases of the highly contagious disease in Israel, and some figures in the field of public health say they’re not …more

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Vaccination Programs: Economic and Leadership Considerations

Posted on 14 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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USA: Do mobile messages about HPV work?

Posted on 14 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Most college students regularly use a smartphone, and these days there’s a mobile app for just about anything. That’s why health promoters, health communicators and health care providers have been exploring the possibilities of mHealth technologies to educate consumers about …more

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USA: Rates of unvaccinated, exempted children on rise

Posted on 13 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

    Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports (CNN) – Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism, new research finds. And the same is true of …more

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Papua New Guinea: East Sepik reports another polio total 15

Posted on 12 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

THE deadly polio virus continues to spread – this time affecting a one-year-old girl in East Sepik Province. This brings to 15 the number of cases in Papua New Guinea since June and a national public health emergency declaration. Five …more

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Dramatic drop in public confidence after Philippines dengue vaccine controversy

Posted on 12 Oct, 2018. Category: Blog

  The Philippines’ highly politicised response to newly-reported risks of a dengue vaccine led to a dramatic drop in public trust in vaccines overall, in  new research published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. Led by the Vaccine Confidence Project at …more

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Brazil: MEASLES – AN UNWELCOME RETURN

Posted on 10 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

‘Guest post: the Americas were certified ‘measles free’ by the WHO in 2016 but this status is under threat, writes Isabella Ballalai, President of the Brazilian Society for Immunization ’ Before the 1990s, measles was a major cause of infant …more

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Poland: Lawmakers Approve More Talks on Banning Compulsory Vaccinations

Posted on 7 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Lawmakers from Poland’s conservative ruling party have approved further parliamentary discussion over a controversial plan to abolish compulsory vaccinations for children, including those against serious diseases such as polio, measles, tuberculosis, rubella and whooping cough. A civic group that proposed …more

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DR Congo: Five New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Eastern Congo

Posted on 7 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts. The current epidemic in Congo’s …more

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Israel: Suffers growing measles outbreak

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

(MENAFN) Israel was unveiled to be suffering from growing cases of measles ever since this year started, compared to a year ago. The Israeli Ministry of Health showed in its data the country to have witnessed the number of measles …more

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USA: Anti-vaccine billboard in Syracuse featuring former fighter’s dead son sparks criticism

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

An anti-vaccine billboard recently put up on Interstate 690 in Solvay. (James T. Mulder)   By James T. Mulder jmulder@syracuse.com syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A new billboard on Interstate 690 showing a photo of a former professional fighter’s dead son and a …more

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Australia: Outdoor anti-vaccination ad in Brisbane

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

PN Outdoor has run an advertisement for the Australian Vaccination-risks Network in Brisbane. The billboard ad features a young child standing next to the words “vaccinated or unvaccinated, who is healthier?” with the Australian Vaccination-risks Network website directly below. The APN …more

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The Anti-vaccination Movement: A Regression in Modern Medicine

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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Afghanistan: Taliban Interfering in Polio Vaccination Efforts

Posted on 4 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

  Afghan health officials say militants are interfering in their effort to protect children in western Afghanistan against polio virus. Abdul Jabar Shayeq is head of the health department in Farah province. He told VOA that the Taliban is blocking efforts …more

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New Zealand: Anti-vax billboard near hospital removed after complaints

Posted on 2 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

The large billboard on Auckland’s motorway sporting an anti-vaccination message is being removed. The sign, which went up yesterday, was located by the Southern Motorway near the Princes St off-ramp near Middlemore Hospital. The sign showed a man holding a …more

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India: Contamination of polio vaccines – Health Ministry asks teams in UP to track children given vaccine

Posted on 2 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

New Delhi, Sep 30  After traces of Polio Virus Type 2 were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company, the Health Ministry has asked the polio surveillance team in UP to trace and track all children who were …more

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Philippines:Parents still scared of govt’s free vaccines a year after Dengvaxia scare

Posted on 2 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

VACCINE’S IMPORTANCE. A health officer administers a measles shot on a young girl. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler VACCINE’S IMPORTANCE. A health officer administers a measles shot on a young girl. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler ILOCOS SUR, Philippines – …more

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Pakistan: Authorities groping in the dark as polio team attacked

Posted on 30 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

An attack on a polio vaccination team in the Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan has set an alarming bell ringing as the Gilgit-Baltistan is reeling from the extremist attacks on schools and a police check-post in Diamer District and Gilgit last …more

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Risk factors for persisting measles susceptibility: a case-control study among unvaccinated orthodox Protestants

Posted on 30 Sep, 2018. Category: Literature

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Russia: A Vaccination Problem

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

As the new school year has begun in Italy, parents no longer have to prove their children have been immunised – highlighting a clash of priorities, stoked by the new populist government. In 2014, the Global Health Security Agenda had …more

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Italy: How the anti-vaxxers are winning in Italy

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

As the new school year has begun in Italy, parents no longer have to prove their children have been immunised – highlighting a clash of priorities, stoked by the new populist government.  In 2014, the Global Health Security Agenda had tapped Italy to …more

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Taiwan: Influenza mass vaccination program spotlighted in US health journal

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Taiwan’s annual influenza mass vaccination program received praise for its scope, effectiveness and capacity for strengthening pandemic preparedness in an article published recently by the American Journal of Public Health.   The report was compiled by researchers from Baltimore-based John …more

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USA: Parents still demanding answers after SRSD suspends vaccination program

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Santa Rosa School District has suspended its student flu vaccination program after some parents say their children were given shots without their consent. Several of these parents attended Thursday night’s school board meeting to voice their concerns. “My rights …more

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Canada:Vignettes from a pre-immunization Canada as childhood vaccination rates plummet

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Up to 750,000 young Canadians now have no immunity whatsoever against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and measles Canada has one of the lowest child vaccination rates in the developed world. With about one tenth of Canadian children now going unvaccinated, …more

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USA: 80,000 Americans died of influenza last winter Estimate represents disease’s highest toll in at least 40 years

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

 An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in …more

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UK:Not enough known about the influence of practice nurses on uptake of MMR vaccine, City research finds

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Researchers have found that strong evidence is needed to demonstrate the influence of practice nurses on the uptake of the MMR vaccine, considering their well-documented role in the national immunisation programme. This comes at a time when the uptake of …more

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Pakistan: Security man martyred in attack on anti-polio team

Posted on 25 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Unknown attackers attacked polio vaccination team on Monday in district Mohmand, village Badanoo, Bajaur, which resulted in the martyrdom of one security official. It has been reported that the martyred security personnel was officer in the local levies force, named …more

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Italy: Extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

Posted on 24 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery …more

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Japan: Rubella infection cases in Japan quintuple from previous year

Posted on 21 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

The number of rubella patients reported this year in Japan has jumped more than fivefold to 496 from 93 in the previous year, with many cases reported in the greater Tokyo area, a national institute warned Wednesday. The patients included …more

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Indonesia: Aceh governor finally allows measles-rubella vaccine program to resume after haram scare

Posted on 21 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

The government’s much-delayed measles-rubella (MR) vaccine drive now has the full backing of provincial administrations throughout the country — the last hold out being the ultra-conservative province of Aceh — though it remains to be seen if the backing of …more

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Belgium: Swansong of EU’s Xavier Prats Monné, optimist in nervous times

Posted on 20 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

One of Europe’s most powerful voices in healthcare, Xavier Prats Monné, wants to know why many people believe the world is getting worse rather than better. This bleak assessment, he says, is not only wrong – it’s damaging. “I receive …more

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UK:Coverage declines in 9/12 of routine child vaccinations

Posted on 20 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Figures published today show that coverage declined for nine of the 12 routine vaccinations measured at age 12 months, 24 months or five years in 2017-18 in England compared to the previous year. It increased in one vaccine and remained …more

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Fight the infectious disease in the air — ‘fake news’

Posted on 20 Sep, 2018. Category: Blog

Thanks to Naveen Thacker for this timely commentary: I have been a paediatrician for over three decades and have had parents come to me with many questions about their children’s health. But over the last year I have seen a …more

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UK: MMR vaccine hits lowest coverage since 2011 as cases continue to increase

Posted on 19 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

  MMR vaccine hits lowest coverage since 2011 as cases continue to increase 18 September 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase     The number of children who have had their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has dropped to its lowest level since …more

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Acceptability of the dengue vaccination among parents in urban poor communities of Quezon City, Philippines before and after vaccine suspension

Posted on 16 Sep, 2018. Category: Literature
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China: Drug regulator clears 45 vaccine makers in sweeping, scandal-triggered inspections

Posted on 16 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

When Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences’ manufacturing malpractice sparked a nationwide outcry over vaccine safety in July, the Chinese drug authority dispatched teams to inspect all other vaccine companies. Now, the results are in. China’s recently rebranded National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) said (Chinese) on …more

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France: A Shockingly High Number Of Europeans Think Vaccines Are Unsafe

Posted on 15 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Australia: No Jab, No Play -Health researchers register rise in vaccinations following welfare payment cuts

Posted on 14 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Vaccination rates appear to have increased following the Federal Government’s decision to reduce welfare payments for unvaccinated children. For a month now, families who refuse or delay vaccinations have had their Family Tax Benefit Part A payments reduced by $28 …more

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Austerity, measles and mandatory vaccination: cross-regional analysis of vaccination in Italy 2000–14

Posted on 14 Sep, 2018. Category: Literature
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Italy: Public health cuts ‘strongly linked’ to the resurgence of measles, according to study

Posted on 13 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Recent trends show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the ‘spread of anti-scientific theories’ can be blamed. However, it turns out it is not the only …more

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Italy: Children missing school due to confusion over vaccine policy

Posted on 12 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Japan: Rubella infection spikes in Japan, with many cases in Tokyo area

Posted on 11 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

The number of rubella patients reported in the nation this year stands at 362, nearly four times the number seen the previous year, with many of the cases located in Tokyo and its vicinity, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases …more

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Italy:Why Is Italy’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law? Here’s What to Know

Posted on 8 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News
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What is causing high polio vaccine dropout among Pakistani children?

Posted on 2 Sep, 2018. Category: Literature

Highlights •In almost three decades, there is about 58 percentage point reduction in polio dropout across Pakistan. •Rural Pakistani child is highly likely to be dropout of polio vaccination relative to his/her urban counterparts. •Significant likelihood of increase in never-vaccinated …more

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Concerning trends in spread of vaccine derived polioviruses

Posted on 2 Sep, 2018. Category: Blog

Below are extracts from the eighteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) convened on 15 August 2018 by the Director General  at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States :   Vaccine …more

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China Has Withheld Samples of a Dangerous Flu Virus

Posted on 2 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

For over a year, the Chinese government has withheld lab samples of a rapidly evolving influenza virus from the United States — specimens needed to develop vaccines and treatments, according to federal health officials. Despite persistent requests from government officials …more

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Turkey: Turkish vaccine to allay health risk fears

Posted on 1 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

s the number of anti-vaccine families that refuse to have their children vaccinated grows, the government seeks to alleviate concerns over vaccines. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he believed locally-made vaccines that they plan to develop …more

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USA: Twitter Is Weaponized Once Again, This Time It’s About Vaccination

Posted on 1 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

 By Chuck Dinerstein — August 23, 2018 Rasputin was an early adopter As it turns out, the Russians have meddled in more than simply elections. If their goal is to spread dissent and discord than there can be no more …more

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USA: A conservative Facebook would probably fail — but Facebook should worry about it anyway

Posted on 31 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

  In the days after the 2016 election, Gizmodo published a much-discussed story that predicted our current moment. The story, written by Michael F. Nuñez, alleged that Facebook had built a tool to reduce the spread of fake news — and then abandoned the …more

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Brazil: More than 1,550 measles cases confirmed

Posted on 31 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

 Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,550 people have contracted measles as the country struggles to meet vaccination targets to stem the outbreak linked to neighboring Venezuela. The ministry said Thursday that seven people have died. The cases are concentrated …more

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Ireland: Measles cases rise to 17 due in north Dublin to low levels of vaccination

Posted on 31 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Four new cases of measles have been diagnosed in the north Dublin region as the virus spread due to low vaccination levels in the capital. The number of cases has risen to 17, up from 13 last week. The HSE …more

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Phillippines: Dengue victim in PAO complaint didn’t get Dengvaxia

Posted on 28 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

One of the public school children who died of dengue even after reportedly being given Dengvaxia didn’t get the anti-dengue vaccine shots as alleged by the Public Attorney’s Office, a document from the Department of Health has indicated. According to …more

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DRCongo: Experts call for reversing the decision to deny the Ebola vaccine to pregnant women

Posted on 27 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

T he exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from an effort to vaccinate people exposed to the Ebola virus in the current outbreak is wrong, indefensible, and should be reversed, three public health experts wrote Monday in an opinion article …more

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USA: A year after severe outbreak, more Somali-American kids are vaccinated against measles

Posted on 26 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

This Saturday will mark a year since Minnesota experienced its most severe measles outbreak in recent history, and public health officials are still trying to get the word out about measles vaccinations. Last year, the state had 75 cases of …more

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Indonesia: Race is on to create “halal” measles vaccine

Posted on 24 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

n Indonesian pharmaceuticals company has said it is racing to produce a “halal” form of the measles-rubella vaccine amid concerns that conservative Muslim parents might deny their children’s inoculation on the grounds that it contains traces of pork. The state-owned Bio …more

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USA: Russian trolls and bots spread anti-vaccine lies on Twitter in run-up to US 2016 election

Posted on 24 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

ussian trolls and social media bots use tactics similar to those employed during the 2016 presidential election to spread misinformation about vaccines, research has revealed. An examination of over 1,793,690 tweets posted between July 2014 and September 2017 revealed that a …more

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Indonesia: Top Islamic body issues fatwa against measles vaccine, calling it ‘religiously forbidden’

Posted on 22 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

ndonesia’s peak Islamic body has issued a religious decree — or fatwa — declaring the Rubella-Measles vaccine to be “haram” or religiously forbidden. Key points: The Islamic body is led by Joko Widodo’s new controversial vice presidential running mate The …more

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UK: Low MMR uptake blamed for surge in measles cases across Europe

Posted on 21 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

More than 41,000 cases of measles reported in the EU in six months to June – almost double the number over the whole of 2017 Sarah Boseley Health editor Mon 20 Aug 2018 17.09 Last modified on Tue 21 Aug 2018 01.05 BST     …more

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Ukraine: Measles Epidemic Exceeds 28,000 Cases

Posted on 21 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

August 19th, 2018 – The measles epidemic continues to spread in Ukraine, with new cases being reported in all regions and Kyiv. Ukraine has now reported more measles cases than all of the European Union (EU) and the Americas combined during 2018.  According …more

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Brazil: Imported measles situation grows

Posted on 21 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

In a follow-up on the imported measles situation in Brazil, the Ministry of Health reported this week that the 910 cases of measles have been confirmed in Amazonas, 5,630 remain under investigation. Measles rash Image/CDC In addition, the state of Roraima …more

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China: More than 40 officials held accountable for vaccine scandal

Posted on 21 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

By Liu Xin Source:Global Times Published: 2018/8/19 22:08:40   0     Scale of punishment shows govt’s resolve More than 40 officials including seven provincial- or ministerial-level officials were deemed accountable for the substandard vaccine scandal this weekend as Chinese …more

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To talk better about vaccines, we should talk less about vaccines

Posted on 19 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature

The Internet and social networks are a fertile ground for the decrease in vaccine confidence. This has caused an increase in vaccine hesitancy and has jeopardized vaccinationprograms in some contexts [1]. A wide variety of communication strategies have been studied and implemented …more

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Building an evidence base for stakeholder engagement

Posted on 19 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature
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DR Congo: War and Ebola – A double nightmare

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug 16 – First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them. Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come. …more

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Norway: Substantial decline in HPV among vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

The introduction of an HPV vaccination program in Norway resulted in a significant decrease in vaccine and nonvaccine genotypes in both vaccinated and unvaccinated adolescent girls, according to findings published in The Journal of Pediatrics. “In Norway, the HPV vaccine has …more

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USA: Alex Jones’ Top 10 Health Claims And Why They Are Wrong

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Now that Alex Jones has been booted off major social media platforms, are you wondering where you are going to get your health and science news ? Well, if he and his Infowars.com website have been your main sources, then …more

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Serbia: 5,700 measles cases in 10 months

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Since October 2017, the Republic of Serbia has reported  a total of 5715 cases of measles through Aug 10, of which, 2875 were laboratory confirmed at the Torlak Institute. Measles rash Image/CDC In addition, the total number of registered deaths due to complications …more

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Uganda: Vaccine objection, where is Uganda headed?

Posted on 17 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health will late this month roll out the Hepatitis B vaccination in 14 districts in the central and eastern regions. The State Minister of Health for general duties Ms Sarah Opendi said the vaccine is free …more

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DRCongo: Insecurity fears weaken WHO Ebola efforts, as new cases confirmed

Posted on 17 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

The World Health Organisation is calling for secure access to populations affected by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid threats of rebel violence. Officials who visited the region over the weekend were exposed to the complexities of how …more

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Philippines: House panels clear Noy on Dengvaxia

Posted on 15 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) – August 15, 2018 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Two committees of the House of Representatives are clearing former president Benigno Aquino III on the dengue vaccination program in 2016 and the use of the controversial …more

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China: How Beijing’s strict compensation system fails the families of vaccine injury victims

Posted on 14 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Frustrating disputes highlight China’s inability to help families cover the costs of caring for children with immunisation-related ailments   12 Aug 2018 When Wang Jinfeng looks at her son, rendered silent and handicapped by epileptic seizures, her anguish is palpable. …more

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Italy: Child Vaccination Mandate Still Under The Confusion Reigns in Italy

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Monday August 13, 2018 According to a 2010 survey of 27 EU states, plus Norway and Iceland, 15 countries do not have any mandatory vaccinations; the other 14 have at least one By NewsGram Desk – August 12, 20180 //7 …more

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China: The mysterious rise and fall of China’s scandal-hit ‘vaccine queen’

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Changsheng Bio-tech chairwoman Gao Junfang is behind bars. But just how did a girl from rural China become a super-rich businesswoman, and what role did her former boss play in her stellar rise?  PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 August, 2018, 9:00pm …more

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Nepal: Victims of vaccination to be given compensation

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Immunisation Rule, 2015, which recently came into effect, has stipulated a provision of compensation or medical treatment to the victim if vaccination causes adverse impacts on the person’s health or results in maiming or death.   According to Rule …more

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DRC: War zone complicates roll-out of Ebola vaccine in latest outbreak

Posted on 12 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Aid workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began giving an experimental Ebola vaccine to health workers on 8 August — one week after the World Health Organization declared an outbreak of the virus. First responders and public-health staff …more

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Italy: Flexible vaccine obligation plan

Posted on 12 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health Minister Giulia Grillo said Thursday that the government coalition has presented a bill to make the obligation for children to be vaccinated to have access to State schools flexible. “Yesterday we presented a bill of the ruling coalition in …more

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USA: Why Facebook banned Alex Jones — and Twitter didn’t

Posted on 11 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

On one hand, we spent maybe too much time this week on the question of whether one person should lose access to his social media accounts. On the other hand, it’s a question that illuminates some of the central tensions …more

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China releases results of probe into defective DPT vaccine investigation

Posted on 11 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Chinese authorities on Friday released the findings of a probe into a previous investigation of substandard DPT vaccines produced by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co. Ltd. The inspection team, formed by members of departments including the State Drug Administration …more

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Italy: Why Is Italy’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law?

Posted on 9 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

By CIARA NUGENT and JAMIE DUCHARME  August 8, 2018 Italy’s parliament shocked the scientific community on Tuesday by voting to lift a legal requirement that parents vaccinate their children before sending them to pre-school. The move, driven by Italy’s new populist coalition government, …more

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Canada:Expert Worries Italy’s Vaccine Flip-Flop Could Sway Parents In Canada

Posted on 9 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Expert Worries Italy’s Vaccine Flip-Flop Could Sway Parents In Canada           Italy is recognized around the world for its cuisine, wine, architecture, culture, and stunning landscapes. But, more recently and far less appealingly, it’s also been …more

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Australia: Polio warning to ‘complacent’ Aussies amid foreign outbreak

Posted on 7 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

A pensioner left disabled after being infected with the potentially deadly polio virus as a child has urged Aussies to get vaccinated following a recent outbreak of the disease in Papua New Guinea. Polio is a distant memory for many …more

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Factors influencing vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in three informal settlements in Lusaka, Zambia

Posted on 7 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature
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USA: Anti-Vaccine Activists Have Taken Vaccine Science Hostage

Posted on 5 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Kenya: Parents resist vaccine due to religious beliefs

Posted on 4 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

By STEPHEN ODUOR More by this Author More than 2000 children in Tana River County missed the first phase of the polio vaccination exercise conducted in early July. Speaking at the Hola Level Four hospital, health promotion officer, Mr Josephat …more

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Indonesia: It’s ‘just’ the flu? Let’s take better precautions

Posted on 3 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Unlike other illnesses, influenza seldom causes a fuss. Even when the flu becomes severe, Indonesians often don’t seek medical attention until it gets worse. Therefore, aspiring pilgrims leaving for the haj this year — and everyone else — should realize …more

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UK: Denialism – what drives people to reject the truth

Posted on 3 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Denialism – what drives people to reject the truth

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South Africa: What is the deal with ‘swine flu’ in Pretoria?

Posted on 2 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

A Moot woman has been the latest casualty in the H1N1 virus outbreak, reports have claimed. It was reported that the woman was admitted to hospital complaining of flu-like symptoms later diagnosed as swine-flu. She later died due to severe …more

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China: Rare two-day protest over vaccine scandal reveals public anger

Posted on 2 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

A group of angry Chinese parents and activists have gathered twice in two days outside government buildings in Beijing to protest a recent scandal over defective vaccines, a rare display of public dissatisfaction in the tightly-policed Chinese capital. The government announced …more

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India recalls vaccines made by tainted China firm

Posted on 1 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India has ordered an immediate recall of rabies vaccines made by a scandal-hit Chinese company, India’s drug regulator said Wednesday, complaining it only found out about possible problems through media reports. S. Eswara Reddy, the drug …more

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USA: Vaccine-refusing community drove outbreak that cost $395K, sickened babies

Posted on 31 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York cost the city’s health department an estimated $394,448, requiring 87 employees to collectively spend more than 10,000 hours on outbreak response and control, according to an analysis published …more

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Thailand: Vaccine crisis looms

Posted on 30 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Those who live in Chiang Mai might find it a little strange that, during the past few days, Chinese tourists in large numbers have gathered at the city’s various hospitals — waiting for themselves and their children to be vaccinated …more

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UK: Vaccine uptake ‘scandalous’

Posted on 30 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Fewer than half of pregnant women are choosing to get the whooping cough vaccine, despite the HSE recommending it for them between 16 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. Five infants have died from pertussis, or whooping cough, in Ireland since …more

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China: The Deleted WeChat Post That Fueled China’s Vaccine Scandal

Posted on 29 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

A vaccine scandal in China began building slowly and then suddenly, this weekend, it was everywhere at once. The story began back in November, when a large vaccine manufacturer called Changsheng Biotechnology Co. was forced to recall 252,600 ineffective dosesof vaccines …more

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Breaking down Barriers, Building Bridges

Posted on 28 Jul, 2018. Category: Blog

The theme of this year’s AIDS2018—International AIDS Conference, was on the theme of “Breaking down Barriers, Building Bridges.”  The opening plenary session included a presentation by AIDS physician, Dr. David Malebranche. As I listened to his presentation, there were moments …more

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USA: How one climate scientist combats threats and misinformation from chemtrail conspiracists

Posted on 26 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Harvard geoengineering researcher David Keith explains when to feed the trolls and when not to. by James Temple  July 26, 2018   Last spring, Harvard climate scientist David Keith announced that he and a colleague intended to proceed with small-scale geoengineering …more

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USA: Facebook Won’t Stop Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Hoaxes From Spreading

Posted on 26 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Facebook puts anti-vaccine groups at the top of many vaccine-related searches on the platform, another failure of the world’s largest social media network to curb the spread of misinformation on its platform. As Facebook grapples with how to handle hoaxes …more

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China: As vaccine scandal unfolds, anxious parents turn to Hong Kong to get children vaccinated

Posted on 26 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

The 33-year-old was worried there would be a huge rush of mainlander Chinese parents taking their children to Hong Kong to get vaccinated, and that it could push up the price – or worse, lead to a vaccine shortage. By …more

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China: Fresh scandal erupts over vaccine safety

Posted on 23 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

BEIJING (Reuters) – A scandal over faulty vaccines in China has sparked anger on social media, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in rebuilding trust after years of food and drug safety scares. The incident is a major blow for Beijing’s …more

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UK: How disgraced anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield was embraced by Trump’s America

Posted on 22 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Twenty years after his discredited paper linked autism to the MMR jab, the doctor – who was struck off the medical register in the UK – has become a leading light in the US and frighteningly influential worldwide   Sarah …more

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India: Girls fall unconscious after MR vaccination in Wadhwan

Posted on 21 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

However, only those girls whose physical condition was weak suffered. Had there been anything wrong with the vaccine, all the girls would have met with the similar fate.” Apart from the five girls, 20 other girls also suffered nausea after …more

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USA: Lack of Vaccination in High-Exempt Areas Linked to Medical Distrust

Posted on 21 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Exemptors were significantly less likely to agree that many vaccine-preventable illnesses are severe. In areas where vaccine exemptions are high, exempting parent respondents to a survey were very likely to have views that vaccine-preventable diseases are not severe and that …more

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Phlippines: WHO updates recommendations for dengue vaccine

Posted on 21 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Due to the possible increased risk of severe symptoms in some cases, a WHO advisory group has updated recommendations for the use of a new dengue vaccine.   Dengue fever is caused by four closely related viruses carried by the Aedes mosquito. …more

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Malta: Mater Dei hospital workers don’t see benefit of influenza vaccine

Posted on 19 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Roughly one in five healthcare workers at Mater Dei hospital don’t regard the Influenza vaccine as beneficial, according to the findings of a research paper published in the Malta Medical School Gazette. The study sought to determine the uptake of …more

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India: Hyderabad’s affluent fight, shy of vaccination drive

Posted on 18 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

‘Health records of 20% of district population not included in data’ The district’s complete immunisation drive will not yield comprehensive results as 20% of Hyderabad’s households located in affluent residential areas refused to let district health survey workers into their …more

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The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

t 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly after the sun spills over the horizon, the city of Kikwit doesn’t so much wake up as ignite. Loud music blares from car radios. Shops fly open along the main street. Dust-sprayed jeeps and …more

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The effect of maternal decisional authority on children’s vaccination in East Asia.

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccine wastage in The Gambia: a prospective observational study

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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Australia: Child influenza death sparks flu vaccine warning

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

One child has died and more than a dozen others have been hospitalised after coming down with the flu. 19 children have been admitted to Westmead Children’s hospital with influenza since April. NSW Health is urging parents to vaccinate their …more

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USA: Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

Posted on 14 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases that used to be widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly supports their safety. Yet many …more

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Italy: Rise of Italian populist parties buoys anti-vaccine movement

Posted on 11 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Backlash against sportsman’s post about his young daughter highlights lingering distrust. When Ivan Zaytsev, a volleyball player with Italy’s national team and an Olympic medallist, posted a picture of himself alongside his child on social media last week, it wasn’t …more

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Hong Kong: Girl dies after catching flu infection, the third such death this year

Posted on 11 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

A nine-year-old Hong Kong girl with chronic illnesses died after contracting a flu infection, the first death among children in the city since the end of the peak winter flu season. The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the case …more

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Ukraine: 1,021 measles cases in the past week

Posted on 11 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Ukraine measles and diphtheria update

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Australia: Anti-Vaxxers Are Targeting a Vaccine for a Virus Deadlier Than Ebola

Posted on 10 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

edars ernest was a certifiable goofball. He was a purebred Shire, a type of British draft horse that once specialized in hauling carts of ale. Nicknamed Ernie, he tipped the scales at more than a ton, and had a chocolate-brown coat …more

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Changes in (risk) behavior and HPV knowledge among Dutch girls eligible for HPV vaccination: an observational cohort study

Posted on 8 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature

     

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Italy: Parents o longer need to provide doctor’s note for mandatory vaccinations

Posted on 7 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Italy’s Health Minister Giulia Grillo. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP Parents in Italy will no longer need to provide medical evidence that their children have received ten mandatory vaccinations in order to enrol them at a state primary school, the Health Minister …more

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Pakistan: Fake vaccine video goes viral iputting the global drive to eradicate polio at risk at the 11th hour

Posted on 7 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

As health workers last week picked their way through the grimy lanes of one of Karachi’s poorest slums, the virtual world of social media platforms would at first glance appear to pose little threat to their work. Five years ago …more

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DRC:Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts

Posted on 3 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Public health experts have worked for months to stamp out the virus, but it …more

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UK:National measles warning after five-fold rise in cases in England

Posted on 3 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health officials have declared a “national measles incident” after a five-fold rise in cases over the past year. Experts said outbreaks were largely affecting young adults who missed out on the MMR vaccine when they were younger. Uptake fell heavily following the …more

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India: Owners refuse to vaccinate cattle fearing low milk yield

Posted on 2 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

    (representative image) KOCHI: Cattle owners here are refusing to vaccinate their cattle fearing health issues and low milk yield. The apathy towards vaccination drive has led to an increase in cases of food-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle and this in turn has affected …more

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Addressing Parents’ Vaccine Concerns: A Randomized Trial of a Social Media Intervention

Posted on 1 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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US: Appeals Court: Infants, Preschoolers Must Get Flu Shot

Posted on 1 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

NEW YORK — New York City’s requirement that infants and preschoolers in city-regulated child care or school-based programs must get yearly flu shots was upheld Thursday by the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals said that the city’s Department …more

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Chad: These places prove our biggest challenge

Posted on 30 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

The environment Dar es Salam refugee camp, in Bagassola district, Chad, is home to thousands of refugees. 95% of the population is Nigerian, displaced by years of violent insurgency, drought and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin. Some have lived …more

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Phillipines: Dengvaxia scare–measles vaccination coverage drops

Posted on 29 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Dengvaxia scare: Anti-measles vaccination coverage drops 39SHARES510   Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) – June 21, 2018 – 12:00am   MANILA, Philippines — The anti-measles vaccination coverage of the Department of Health (DOH) has dropped amid the Dengvaxia controversy, an official …more

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Japan: Backward vaccination policy

Posted on 29 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

JUN 26, 2018 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE       The number of people infected by measles in Japan has already exceeded 100 this year and the total appears to be rising. Those born between 1977 and 1990 have been …more

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The Netherlands: Fewer teenage girls given anti-cervical cancer vaccine, health institute warns

Posted on 26 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

The sharp drop in the number of teenage girls having vaccinations against cervical cancer could lead to up 80 extra deaths a year, the public health institute RIVM said on Monday. More than half the girls called up last year …more

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Italy:Salvini ramps up rhetoric with attack on mandatory vaccines

Posted on 24 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

 Italy’s League leader dismisses policy as ‘useless and dangerous’ The anti-vaccine is critical of a law passed by the previous government requiring 10 mandatory vaccinations for school enrolment © Alamy Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens …more

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Jamaica: Anti-vaccination movement spreading locally

Posted on 24 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

 Jamaica‘s successful and internationally acclaimed vaccination programme is under threat as more parents join the anti-vaccination movement which is sweeping the United States and sections of Europe. According to vice-president of the Paediatric Association of Jamaica, Dr Carolyn Pinnock-Jackson, there is a growing number of …more

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Factors associated with delayed infant immunization in a nationally representative cohort study

Posted on 24 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature

bstract Background Many children in developed countries do not receive recommended vaccines on time. However, knowledge about factors related to timeliness remains limited. Quantifying the relative impact of parental attitudes compared with socio‐demographic factors for delayed immunization would inform policy …more

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Papua New Guinea: Affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus

Posted on 23 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, with a case reported from Morobe province, as well as the same virus isolated from two healthy children from the same community. Surveillance for AFP cases …more

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UK:Health officials advise on MMR vaccine before  Europe travel as measles count continues to rise

Posted on 23 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

June 22, 2018 Health officials in England continue to report additional measles cases in the country this year. Between 1 January 2018 and 18 June 2018 there have been 643 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England. Cases were reported in most …more

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Pakistan: Health officials plan to address problem of ‘fake news’

Posted on 21 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

The administration of the polio vaccine is deeply impacted by the issue of fake news as a result of which health authorities have decided to tackle this head-on by suing those who publish such news, local media reported. In a meeting held …more

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Denmark:HPV vaccine a success story, new research reveals

Posted on 21 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Getting vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very good idea, a new study carried out by researchers from the University of Copenhagen shows. The study revealed a 40 percent fall in the number of women detected with cell …more

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Brazil: Vaccination of children in the country reaches the lowest rate in 16 years

Posted on 19 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News
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UK: HPV vaccine has almost wiped out infections in young women

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

The HPV vaccine has almost completely wiped out infections in young women, and if expanded to men could prevent thousands of cancer cases in Britain each year, new figures suggest. New figures from Public Health England show that the rate …more

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Bangladesh: Online information on vaccines, autism is unreliable

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

People can get misinformed advice and information from the Internet, with 10-24% of the websites having a negative stance on vaccines. Information about vaccines and autism available online can provide unreliable information based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, contributing to …more

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USA: Rampant Spread Of Fake News On WhatsApp Alarms Government Officials

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Ireland: Almost half of Irish parents would get their sons vaccinated against HPV

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now so common that the majority (80%) of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives, yet new research reveals that 95% of parents underestimate just how prevalent the virus …more

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USA: “Nasir” Anti-Vaxx Hot Lines Murk Up A Hot Song

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

n his much-hyped, Kanye West-produced album Nasir, the immortally dope Nas discusses a wide-range of current events. One of these newsworthy topics is the anti-vaxx movement, a highly controversial group who strongly oppose immunization vaccinations for children. He raps on The-Dream …more

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The state of the antivaccine movement in the United States: A focused examination of nonmedical exemptions in states and counties

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Ethical issues related to human papillomavirus vaccination programs: An example from Bangladesh

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature

This program imparted inadequate knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer to the recipients and participants. There was lack of autonomous and informed choice of the girls and their parents about taking the vaccine. The program did not have any follow-up …more

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Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Considerations: Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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China: ‘HPV Vaccine Tourism’ Reported by Chinese Women

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

‘HPV Vaccine Tourism’ Reported by Chinese Women June 15th, 2018 – A shortage of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in China has led thousands of women to seek treatment in neighboring countries, causing price increases and vaccine shortages, reports the Financial …more

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Trolleyology and the Dengue Vaccine Dilemma

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Venezuela: False Alarm: Polio Has Not Returned, WHO Reports

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

A child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health Organization said Friday. When the child, who is almost 3 years old, near the Orinoco delta in Delta …more

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Australia:Doctors outraged over anti-vaccination billboard

Posted on 15 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

A new billboard placed in Perth has sparked controversy and outraged doctors. A woman is pictured holding texts books with a question next to her asking – do you know what’s in a vaccine? It then provides a link to …more

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Nigeria:Measures to reduce adverse events, increase immunization uptake

Posted on 14 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

As the women queue up with their children, a team of health workers noticed that a young mother was hesitant to present her child during the last immunization exercise. As one of the health workers reaches out to administer the …more

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USA: Anti-vaccine hot spots on rise across U.S., study finds

Posted on 13 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

More than a quarter of kindergarteners in Camas County, Idaho, lack at least some vaccinations because their parents have opted for nonmedical exemptions, researchers said Tuesday. Idaho has eight of the top 10 counties in the country with nonmedical vaccine …more

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UK: Vaccination warning as cases of measles in Bradford continue to rise

Posted on 12 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

More than 50 cases of measles have now been seen in Bradford since the end of March 2018, it has been revealed. Now people in the district are being encouraged to check themselves and their children have had two doses of …more

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USA: HPV infection rates remain high and many adolescents still aren’t vaccinated

Posted on 12 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

When it comes to the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), there’s good news but also some news that’s concerning. On the positive side, a new analysis of 26 studies has confirmed that the vaccine is up to 99 percent effective at …more

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Vaccine hesitancy around the globe: Analysis of three years of WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form data-2015–2017

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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A review of strategies used to retain participants in clinical research.The PREVAIL I Ebola vaccine trial experience

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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The preventable tragedy of diphtheria in the 21st century

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Pakistan: Third polio case of 2018 surfaces in Balochistan

Posted on 9 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Third polio case of 2018 surfaces in Balochistan   June 09, 2018   QUETTA – A fresh case of polio has surfaced from Duki district of Balochistan. According to sources in the provincial Health Department, an 18-month-old boy Muhammad Usman from …more

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Romania: Measles outbreak kills dozens of children

Posted on 9 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

CHITILA, Romania — An outbreak of measles in Romania has killed dozens of infants and children, with 200 new cases reported each week. Doctors say the surge in the disease is fueled by the country’s low rate of vaccination. Some …more

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Venezuela: Confirmed case of polio (Confirman un caso de poliomielitis en Delta Amacuro )

Posted on 8 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Hong Kong: 10 women involved in scuffle at clinic over HPV vaccine shortage

Posted on 8 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Two people were sent to hospital yesterday after a scuffle broke out at a private medical clinic when a group of mainland women seeking a cervical cancer vaccine were turned away because of a shortage. Police had to be called in to break up the brawl …more

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Australia: ‘Don’t punish children for decisions of parents’: Researcher urges rethink of no jab no play policy

Posted on 8 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Sweden: Fake researcher fabricated finding that HPV vaccine causes cervical cancer

Posted on 7 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

June 6, 2018 – 06:20   A research article alleging that HPV vaccines can cause cancer has now been withdrawn. “Extremely serious,” says Karolinska Institutet.     By: Nancy Bazilchuk, based on an article by Anne Lise Stranden The Karolinska Institutet says …more

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Russia: World Cup fans advised to get measles,mumps rubella(MMR) vaccine

Posted on 6 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup should ensure they are up-to-date with their MMR jab, Public Health England has advised. It follows ongoing large measles outbreaks in Europe. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can …more

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Croatia: Vulnerable to measles due to low vaccination rates

Posted on 4 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

After outbreaks of measles have been recorded in Serbia and Slovenia, and the first case in Bosnia was also recently discovered, Zagreb’s hospital for infectious diseases Fran Mihaljevic confirmed that there have been no patients infected with measles in Croatia …more

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USA: Which Political Party Is Most Anti-Vaccine?

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Childhood Vaccination programs should be exempt from political bias     June 3rd, 2018 – Not very long ago, infectious diseases posed serious public health threats to millions of children in the USA. Today, thanks to scientific breakthroughs and effective childhood vaccination …more

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Poland: Thousands of people in Warsaw protest against compulsory vaccinations

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Thousands of people in Warsaw took part in a protest against compulsory vaccination for children. The demonstration was organised within the framework of the International Day Against Vaccinations. In Poland, the anti-vaccine movement grows stronger and there are more and …more

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Polarization of the vaccination debate on Facebook

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Parent-Provider Communication of HPV Vaccine Hesitancy

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Beyond the verbal: Pregnant women’s preferences for receiving influenza and Tdap vaccine information from their obstetric care providers

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Prevention of Pertussis: An unresolved problem

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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DRCongo: With Ebola at a ‘critical point’, aid groups scramble to limit the outbreak

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

MBANDAKA, Congo — The two brothers of Adalbert Wanza made a 170-mile round-trip voyage on foot, boat and motorcycle through Congo’s dense rain forest to bring him, and ultimately the rest of the world, grave news. A visitor had died while …more

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China: 9-valent HPV vaccine now available

Posted on 2 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

A hospital in south China’s Hainan Province has become the first in China to offer 9-valent HPV vaccine, reports China National Radio. The first batch of shots, more than 2000 in all, arrived in Hainan last weekend and nearly 4000 …more

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Uganda: Women dodge cervical cancer vaccine

Posted on 2 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Women and girls in Uganda have continued to shun the Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) meant to protect them against cervical cancer, a new study has shown. The study conducted between January and February 2018 by a consortium of Uganda cancer …more

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WHO warns against ‘increasing anti-vaccination trend’ in Turkey

Posted on 2 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

File photo The World Health Organization (WHO) is “worried” about the increasing anti-vaccinationmovement in Turkey, according to Director of the Division of Health Emergencies and Communicable Diseases Dr. Nedret Emiroğlu. Emiroğlu said the organization has seen an increasing number of …more

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USA: Vaccine exemption rates sharply rise in Oregon kindergartens

Posted on 31 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

ASHLAND, Ore.– A recent analysis released by the Oregon Health Authority study has found that nonmedical exemption rates for kindergartners across the state has sharply increased. In 2014, that wasn’t the case. After the state passed a law that year requiring …more

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Croatia: Croatia vulnerable to measles due to low vaccination rates

Posted on 29 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

After outbreaks of measles have been recorded in Serbia and Slovenia, and the first case in Bosnia was also recently discovered, Zagreb’s hospital for infectious diseases Fran Mihaljevic confirmed that there have been no patients infected with measles in Croatia …more

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DRCongo: Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients ‘taken to church’

Posted on 28 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Three Ebola patients left a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo after their families demanded to take them to church, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Two of the patients later died, while the third returned to …more

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Ireland: Social media effort helped reduce HPV vaccination drop

Posted on 27 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

A targeted social media campaign has been cited as one of the reasons why Ireland managed to turn around a sharp drop in the number of teenage girls receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against most cervical cancers. …more

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Pakistan: More than 47,000 children fail to receive polio vaccinations in KP

Posted on 27 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

PESHAWAR: Approximately 13,044 children have not been administered polio vaccinations due to their parents’ refusal as authorities struggle to convince them. Officials claim that more than 99 per cent of the targeted children have been vaccinated and 0.29 per cent have …more

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Japan:Another Anti-Vax Paper Bites The Dust. But Not Quickly Enough

Posted on 27 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Anti-vaxxers learned a lesson from discredited, de-licensed former doctor Andrew Wakefield, who in 1998 published a badly flawed article in The Lancet pushing a link between vaccines and autism. Wakefield’s study was eventually shown to be not only flawed but fraudulent, leading all …more

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France: French Open Serves Cristal Champagne and Measles

Posted on 26 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

May 25th, 2018 – During the French Open each May, most attendees envision sipping Cristal champagne while watching world-class athletes compete on Roland Garros‘ famous ‘red-dirt’ courts. This unique playing surface in Paris makes for a different game, often dominated by tennis legend Rafael Nadal. But, most …more

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India: MR vaccination drive: Initiative did not got the expected results

Posted on 26 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Tribune News Service Patiala, May 25 The Patiala Health Department is likely to extend the deadline for the ambitious Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination drive as the initiative did not got the expected results in the district where an ‘anti-vaccination campaign’ was reportedly …more

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Belgium: Why the world needs more than one Ebola vaccine

Posted on 26 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company – Merck – seems bound to win. But other drugmakers, such as Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline, are also in the running – and must stick with …more

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Philippines: PAO not to be blamed for rise in measles cases, says Acosta

Posted on 25 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta said the refusal of parents to have their children vaccinated, which led to a rise in measles cases, should not be blamed on PAO’s investigation of the alleged Dengvaxia-related deaths. “Dengvaxia lang po …more

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DRCongo: The success of the new Ebola vaccine will hinge on trust

Posted on 25 May, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Ebola outbreak: Importance of gaining community trust during vaccine roll-out – expert comment

Posted on 24 May, 2018. Category: Blog

Original Comment published by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine      The experimental Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV is being deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help stop the spread of the disease. At this crucial time Dr Heidi Larson, Director …more

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India: Civil surgeon flags off MR awareness van

Posted on 24 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Ludhiana: Ludhiana civil surgeon Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu flagged off an awareness van for achieving 100% target in the vaccination campaign against measles-rubella (MR) in Ludhiana in the coming weeks. Sidhu said the van will cover all towns, blocks, and …more

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France: Vaccination – la radiation du controversé Pr Joyeux examinée jeudi

Posted on 23 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Le controversé professeur Henri Joyeux, l’une des voix des anti-vaccins en France, sera-t-il radié de l’Ordre des médecins? Son sort se jouera jeudi lors d’une audience devant les instances disciplinaires du Conseil de l’Ordre, a indiqué ce dernier mardi. Le …more

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USA: Americans Don’t Trust Vaccines Like They Used To

Posted on 22 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Fewer Americans are putting their trust in vaccines—and the repercussions could be felt by society at large. According to a new survey released Monday by the American Society for Microbiology and Research America, the percentage of American adults who support vaccination …more

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UK: How fake science is costing lives – the malign rise of the anti-vaxxers

Posted on 21 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Among the most shocking sights at Donald Trump’s inauguration ball in 2017 was the presence of Andrew Wakefield. The disgraced former doctor was struck off the medical register in 2010 following what was deemed an unreliable study linking the MMR …more

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Japan: Journal retracts controversial paper questioning safety of HPV vaccine

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Scientific Reports has retracted a controversial 2016 article that purported to raise questions about the safety of HPV vaccines. The journal’s publisher, Nature Research, said it retracted the article “because the experimental approach does not support the objectives of the study.” It …more

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Ethics of randomized trials in a public health emergency

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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Rebuilding patient–physician trust in China, developing a trust- oriented bioethics

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: Literature
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Using digital health to enable ethical health research in conflict and other humanitarian settings

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium

Eric D. PerakslisEmail authorView ORCID ID profile Conflict and Health201812:23 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0163-z ©  The Author(s). 2018 Received: 22 September 2017 Accepted: 5 April 2018 Published: 14 May 2018 Abstract Conducting research in a humanitarian setting requires quantifiable quality measures to ensure ethical study conduct. Digital health technologies are proven to improve research study …more

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Denmark: Conspiracy theories gaining ground amongst Danes, new research indicates

Posted on 19 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

What do the MMR vaccine scare, astronaut Neil Armstrong’s “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” utterance and the collapse of the World Trade Centre buildings in 2001 have in common? The answer is that a surprising …more

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ECDC: Measles in Europe – Significant outbreaks continue

Posted on 19 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported Friday that Romania and France lead EU/EEA countries this year in measles. Additionally, there is an ongoing outbreak in England, UK with 440 confirmed measles cases reported this year.The highest number of cases …more

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Indonesia: Jakarta rules out compulsory vaccination for school admission

Posted on 18 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Jakarta administration has ruled out compulsory vaccination for kindergarten and elementary school admission, according to a circular letter issued by the Jakarta Education Agency. Jakarta Education Agency deputy head Bowo Irianto said the decision was taken to make it …more

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India: When rumour threatens vaccine drive

Posted on 18 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

A television expose on baseless rumours has been doctored and turned into a fake news clip that has been threatening the health and lives of thousands of children. ABP News rumour-busting show, “Viral Sach: Is there an injection to turn …more

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DRCongo: Ebola outbreak enters ‘new phase’ as it spreads to large city

Posted on 17 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has entered a “new phase,” after it spread to a large city, the country’s health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday. The new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has …more

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UK: Free Costa Coffee vouchers for NHS staff who have jabs

Posted on 17 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Nurses have been given free Costa Coffee vouchers as “bribes” to have the flu jab, a conference heard. One delegate at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said they felt “co-erced” to have the vaccination, as they described efforts by NHS trusts …more

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Pakistan: Immunity against poliovirus increases in Pakistan – WHO

Posted on 15 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

LAHORE: A team of the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the immunity of the population against polio virus has increased considerably in Pakistan since 2016 while the challenges in reaching children remain. Addressing a seminar on `Poliomyelitis – the …more

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Japan: Controversial paper claiming HPV vaccine causes brain damage finally retracted

Posted on 15 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

A year and a half after it was published, a controversial Japanese paper linking the HPV vaccine Gardasil with neurological damage has been retracted by the journal that published it. But now critics are wondering why it took the editors of Scientific Reports so long to …more

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Australia: Pneumonia death fears over declining vaccination rates in older Australians

Posted on 14 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health experts are fearing pneumonia cases are on the rise this year due to a decline in vaccination rates among older Australians. According to Lung Foundation Australia, the deadly infection claims the lives of about 2000 elderly people each year. …more

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India: ‘Misinformation about vaccinations come in the way of campaigns’

Posted on 14 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

What are the major factors for high refusal rates? We have seen improvement in vaccination rates over the past few years. Vaccine refusal is a worrying phenomenon and can derail public health prevention efforts. Underlying factors include lack of public …more

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Literature Literature archive

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Videos Video archive

Key figures share their perspectives on a controversy that led to the suspension of Ebola vaccine clinical trials in Ghana.

Drs. Heidi Larson and Pauline Paterson of the Vaccine Confidence Project join episode 50 of the Public Health United podcast with Nina Martin, November 2017.

Drs. Larson and Paterson join a discussion on vaccine confidence at Hong Kong University.  September, 2015.

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