measles

A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet.

WHO issues urgent call: Vaccinate for measles, polio during COVID pandemic

‘COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on health services, especially immunization services’

Coronavirus quarantine as a reminder of the past

Here the coronavirus reminds us of the plagues of old – they were severe but then they were over. Our plague has no end in sight so we will be quarantined for a long time.

By DAVID GEFFEN
28/03/2020
Brajtbord administers a shot of gardasil, a Human Papillomavirus vaccine, to a 14-year old patient i

Anti-vaxxers post hundreds of fake posters against NY HPV vaccine mandate

The posters claimed that the New York state legislature would vote "TODAY" on a law requiring girls to be vaccinated for Human papillomavirus (HPV).

16/01/2020
The  top 10 Jewish  stories  of 2019

The top 10 Jewish stories of 2019

These are the Jewish stories that most captured our attention in 2019.

By JTA
27/12/2019
Israeli medical professionals helping measles patients in Samoa.

Israeli team who treated measles patients in Samoa: Get vaccinated

The trip to Samoa was "difficult and complicated," Dr. Itai M. Pessach of Sheba Medical Center.

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund vaccination campaign

Samoa said a state of emergency will be extended to Dec. 29 with 5,154 cases of measles now reported since the outbreak started in October. Samoa has a population of only 200,000.

By REUTERS
14/12/2019
NY city mayor declares a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn in response to measles outbrea

Nearly 60% of US kids did not get measles shots before traveling abroad

Nearly 60% of children who could have benefited from the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination did not get it during pre-travel doctor's appointments, researchers found.

By REUTERS
09/12/2019

Sheba Medical Center to assist in measles crisis on island of Samoa

The Sheba team will be on site at the tiny island of Samoa for two weeks to help contain the crisis.

A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Commu

Measles infection causes ‘immune amnesia,’ leaving kids vulnerable to other illnesses

When it comes to measles, the opposite is true, according to two studies published Thursday.

By MELISSA HEALY
10/11/2019

How one county scrambled to keep America measles-free

In Rockland County, everything depended on whether a team of about a half-dozen health officials could rally their community to stop one of the world's most contagious diseases from spreading.

By REUTERS
05/11/2019
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