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Low Vaccination Rates and 'Measles Parties' Fueled 2019 Measles Outbreak in NYC

An analysis of the 2018-2019 measles outbreak in New York City identifies factors that made the outbreak so severe: delayed vaccination of young children combined with increased contact among this ...

Rapid Infectious Disease Shifts in Chinese Children and Adolescents Prior to COVID-19

Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the covid-19 pandemic, according to a new ...

Vaccine Misinformation and Social Media

People who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media, according to a new study. The study, based on surveys of ...

Some Vaccine Doubters May Be Swayed by Proximity to Disease Outbreak

An individual's trust in institutions such as the CDC, and how close they live to a recent measles outbreak, may affect their attitudes on measles ...

Key Areas of Measles Virus Polymerase to Target for Antiviral Drug Development

Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be used as an approach to developing new ...

Texas Cities Increasingly Susceptible to Large Measles Outbreaks

The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks in cities large and small, according to a computer simulation. The ...

Should Doctors Accept Unvaccinated Children as Patients?

Four in 10 parents say they are very or somewhat likely to move their child to a different provider if their doctor sees families who refuse all childhood vaccines, according to a new national ...

Vaccinations Not a Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis

Data from over 12,000 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients formed the basis of a new study which investigated the population's vaccination behavior in relation to MS. It showed that five years ...

Top Global Public Health Scientists Launch New Challenge to Anti-Vaxxers

Search engines and social media organizations must do more to prevent the spread of inaccurate information on childhood vaccination, and governments must better support mandatory immunization ...

Measles Vaccination Linked to Health and Schooling Benefits

Researchers have assessed the long-term associations of measles vaccination and child anthropometry, cognition, and schooling outcomes in Ethiopia, India, and ...

Visible Public Health Leadership Needed to Boost Vaccine Coverage

Public health experts are calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage ...

Exposing Vaccine Hesitant to Real-Life Pain of Diseases Makes Them More Pro-Vaccine

New research finds there is a better way to help increase support for vaccinations: Expose people to the pain and suffering caused by vaccine-preventable diseases instead of trying to combat people ...

Statistical Model Could Predict Future Disease Outbreaks

Researchers have created a statistical method that may allow public health and infectious disease forecasters to better predict disease reemergence, especially for preventable childhood infections ...

Current Vaccination Policies May Not Be Enough to Prevent Measles Resurgence

Current vaccination policies may not be sufficient to achieve and maintain measles elimination and prevent future resurgence in Australia, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US, according to a new ...

New Model of Measles-Elimination Progress May Help Target Vaccination Efforts

A country's progress towards measles elimination can be mapped on a 'canonical path' that in turn can guide vaccination strategies, according to a new ...

Susceptibility to Disease Develops During Childhood

Traumatized children and children who develop multiple allergies tend to suffer in adulthood from chronic inflammatory diseases and psychiatric disorders. Researchers have demonstrated this in a ...

How Well Do Vaccines Work? Research Reveals Measles Vaccine Efficacy

The recent measles outbreaks across the country emphasize the importance of ...

Study Shows Success of Measles Vaccine Campaigns in India

A mass measles vaccination campaign saved tens of thousands of children's lives in India between 2010 and 2013, according to a new ...

No Link Found Between MMR Vaccine and Autism, Even Among Children With Other Risk Factors for Autism

A nationwide cohort study of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers between 1999 through 2010 concluded that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of ...

Rise of European Populism and Vaccine Hesitancy

There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a new ...

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