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Philippines: Measles Outbreak in Philippines Spreads Beyond Capital

Posted on 10 Feb, 2019

 The Philippines expanded the area of a declared measles outbreak on Thursday from the highly populated capital to nearby regions, after a steady rise in infections and deaths attributed to the disease in recent weeks. The government’s Epidemiology Bureau raised …more

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USA: Pediatrician – How I partnered with parents who didn’t want to vaccinate

Posted on 9 Feb, 2019

Vaccinating, like all parenting decisions, is one that is made from a place of love and caring. A parent who chooses to vaccinate has their child’s best interest at heart, as does a parent who chooses not to vaccinate. With …more

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UK:’Dickensian diseases’ are making a comeback

Posted on 9 Feb, 2019

  ‘Dickensian diseases’ are making a comeback in the UK By Jack Guy, CNN  February 2, 2019   London (CNN)New research shows that cases of diseases more commonly associated with the Victorian era are increasing in the UK. Since 2010, hospital …more

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USA:Washington measles outbreak draws crowd to hearing on vaccine law

Posted on 9 Feb, 2019

Anti-vaccine activists packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of vaccination requirements for measles, mumps and rubella amid the state’s worst measles outbreak in more than two decades. An estimated …more

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Pakistan: Ban imposed on posting of UN polio staff outside Peshawar

Posted on 8 Feb, 2019

The government has expressed concerns over assigning duty to polio staff by UN agencies outside Peshawar without intimation and has imposed complete ban on posting of such staffers outside the provincial capital. An order issued by deputy commissioner of Peshawar …more

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Europe: Measles cases highest in a decade as pockets refuse vaccination

Posted on 8 Feb, 2019

Europe had a record number of measles cases last year, in part due to a growing number of pockets where parents are refusing vaccination for their children, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.     FILE PHOTO: Lauren Durbin, …more

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Philippines: Deaths from measles climb to 50,over 200 still being treated

Posted on 5 Feb, 2019

The number of patients dying from measles while being treated at the San Lazaro Hospital has risen to 50, with three additional deaths recorded on Monday. A report on GMA News TV’s Quick Response Team also said that over 200 …more

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China: How Access to the HPV Vaccine Entrenches China’s Health Care Gap

Posted on 4 Feb, 2019

On April 29, China’s State Drug Administration announced that it had conditionally approved the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Usually marketed under the name Gardasil 9, the vaccine protects against nine strains of HPV — a virus best known for causing cervical, …more

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Bulgaria: Lowest percentage among people in EU agreeing that vaccines are safe

Posted on 4 Feb, 2019

A survey has found that people in Bulgaria are least likely, among all in the European Union, to agree that vaccines are safe. Just 66.3 per cent of Bulgarians polled agreed that vaccines are safe, according to a report by …more

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USA: Teens with anti-vax parents seek out Reddit’s help to get secretly vaccinated

Posted on 4 Feb, 2019

Reddit, the vast online forum and link aggregator, is a digital haven for advice, self-help, and general discussion; for almost any subculture or topic you want to discuss, you can find a Reddit community. Now, as the anti-vaccination movement has driven more parents to …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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