2.3 million children in India unvaccinated for measles

News: US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, reported on the state of measles around the world. Facts: Key Takeaways In 2018, measles caused an estimated 10 million cases and 1, 42,000 deaths globally. There were nearly 70,000 cases of measles in India in 2018, the third-highest… Continue reading 2.3 million children in India unvaccinated for measles

India has fourth highest number of measles cases in the world: WHO

According to the latest measles surveillance data released by the WHO, India stood fourth among 194 countries in the number of measles cases registered between July 2018 and June 2019. Madagascar had the highest number of measles cases registered, followed by Ukraine and Philippines. According to WHO, children under the age of one gets infected… Continue reading India has fourth highest number of measles cases in the world: WHO

Where India stands in battle against measles, How Sri Lanka eliminated it

WHO has declared Sri Lanka measles free. Sri Lanka is the fifth country in WHO’s Southeast Asia region to eliminate measles. The other four countries are Bhutan, Maldives, DPR Korea and Timor-Leste. Sri Lanka’s success follows its persistent efforts to ensure maximum coverage with two doses of measles and rubella vaccines being provided in the… Continue reading Where India stands in battle against measles, How Sri Lanka eliminated it

Cases of measles show alarming rise, warns WHO

According to WHO’s preliminary global data on measles, there has been a 300% rise in measles cases worldwide during the first three months of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing. It can be… Continue reading Cases of measles show alarming rise, warns WHO

Global measles cases up 300% year-on-year: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that measles cases worldwide rose by 300% during the first three months of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing. It can be entirely prevented with a… Continue reading Global measles cases up 300% year-on-year: WHO