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

Posted on 15 Oct, 2018

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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USA: Do mobile messages about HPV work?

Posted on 14 Oct, 2018

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

    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

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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Brazil: MEASLES – AN UNWELCOME RETURN

Posted on 10 Oct, 2018

‘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

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

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

(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

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

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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Literature Literature archive

K. Hartigan-go 2018 Value in Health Vol 21 (10): 1150–1151
Hussain A, Ali S, Ahmed M, Hussain S 2018 Cureus. 3;10(7):e2919. vol 10(7):e2919 doi: 10.7759/cureus.2919.
AC de Munter, ATostmann SJM Hahné, et al. 2018 European Journal of Public Health Vole 28( 5): 922–927 ,https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky072

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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