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New Delhi, India: Another 50 dead; H1N1 toll reaches 1,289

Posted on 7 Mar, 2015

Swine flu has claimed another 50 lives in the country taking the death toll to 1,289 while close to 24,000 people had contracted the contagious disease… the number of people affected by the disease showed an upward trend in Gujarat …more

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Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan reports more than 7,000 measles cases in 2015

Posted on 7 Mar, 2015

 (07/03/2015)The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that between 1 January 2014 and 1 March 2015, WHO received notification of over 23,000 cases of measles in the WHO European Region. The most affected country is Kyrgyzstan with over 7,000 cases reported …more

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Washington DC, USA: Study uses real-time Twitter data to understand vaccine refusal

Posted on 7 Mar, 2015

The study will involve a combination of Twitter searches and conventional survey approaches to evaluate the reasons for vaccine refusal, and analyze variations in refusal patterns between different demographics and communities.

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Atlanta, USA: CDC updates vaccine recommendations, approves 9-valent HPV vaccine

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has voted to include the new 9-valent HPV strain vaccine in their HPV immunization recommendations for use in females aged 9 to 26 and males aged 9 to 15. Based on a …more

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India: WHO advises annual vaccination to combat swine flu

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

Annual vaccination has been recommended by the World Health Organization as the most effective solution to combat seasonal influenzas like swine flu, which has to date killed more than 1,200 this year alone in India.

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Pakistan only country still spreading polio, WHO says : Pakistan only country still spreading polio, WHO says

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

Pakistan is the only country that is still exporting polio cases and should continue making sure all ‎travelers are vaccinated, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The three other countries ‎that risk spreading the virus – viz. Cameroon, Syria …more

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Israel: Health Ministry Bracing to Contain Measles Breakout

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

After confirming ten cases of measles in the center of Israel in the past four months, Health Ministry officials are spreading the word to the medical community. Doctors are instructed to isolate confirmed cases and to step up prophylactic measures.The …more

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Bosnia: Anti-vaccination trend spreading from U.S. to Europe, Central Asia

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

The World Health Organization says an anti-vaccination movement spreading in Bosnia is partly to blame for a spike in measles cases to 5,340. Refusal to vaccinate children is a complicating factor on top of greater vulnerability to the disease owing …more

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Princeton, NJ, USA: In U.S., Percentage Saying Vaccines Are Vital Dips

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

A slight majority of Americans, 54%, say it is extremely important that parents get their children vaccinated, down from the 64% who held this belief 14 years ago. Another 30% call it “very important” — unchanged from 2001. The rest, …more

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Videos Video archive

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission joined forces to tackle the issue at the first global vaccination summit. Although many of them live in developing countries with poor access to vaccines, scientists are worried that anti-vaccination campaigners in the developed world are spreading misinformation on social media. So what’s the cure for their scepticism?

Emilie Karafillakis, research fellow for the Vaccine Confidence Project, speaks to France 24 about the rising anti-vaccination sentiment that is rising throughout Europe, especially in France where a recent study revealed 1 in 3 citizens believe vaccines are unsafe.

In this episode of Take as Directed, J. Stephen Morrison speaks with Dr. Heidi Larson on why vaccine confidence is currently in crisis, and how this has fueled outbreaks such as measles and the persistence of polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Literature Literature archive

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Evans DR, et at. 2019 VACCINE Vol 37(40):6008-6015
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