UK Measles

The Resurgence of Preventable Diseases

Harry Brown | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

For each new person promoting falsehoods about vaccines - the MDGs become that much harder to accomplish. In India, a country known for its political dysfunction, it has achieved extraordinary success by setting clear policy goals with adequate levels of funding and clear lines of responsibility.

Bid To Vaccinate Thousands Of Children To Stop Measles Epidemic

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Almost 43,000 at-risk children and teenagers are being targeted in an urgent vaccination effort in the face of a spreading measles epidemic. Health...

Students Vaccinated After 'Serious' Measles Outbreak

PA | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Secondary school children rolled up their sleeves on Friday to receive the MMR jab in one of the areas worst affected by the measles outbreak. Arou...

1m Targeted In MMR Catch-Up Campaign

PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Around a million children and teenagers are to be targeted in a national catch-up vaccination campaign aimed at curbing a rise in measles cases in Eng...

Hunt Vows To 'Slay Myth Of MMR'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said that the "myth" surrounding the MMR jab must be "slayed". Shamed doctor Andrew Wakefield was struck off the medic...

Thousands Vaccinated To Prevent Measles Epidemic Spread

PA | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

More than 2,000 people were vaccinated on Saturday at clinics set up to tackle a measles epidemic in south Wales. Queues of people turned up early ...

Government At Fault For Measles Outbreak, MMR Jab Doctor Claims

Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

As the number of cases in a measles outbreak in south Wales continues to rise towards 700, the Department of Health (DoH) has denied that government p...

Measles Epidemic Sees Over 1000 Queue Up For Jabs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

More than 1,000 people - mainly children - queued up for MMR vaccinations today in the wake of the measles epidemic. The number of confirmed cases ...

Outbreak Of Measles In Wales

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

The number of confirmed cases of measles in the Swansea epidemic has risen to 588, Public Health Wales has confirmed. The latest figure shows 40 ne...

Worst Outbreak Of Measles 'Since 1988'

PA | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

More than 200 confirmed cases of measles on Merseyside have contributed to the worst outbreak of the disease since 1988, according to the Health Prote...

Doubling our Impact in a Single Shot

Helen Evans | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK
Helen Evans

We have a chance to make history in the fight against rubella and measles. The human and economic toll of these diseases is huge and preventable.

Measles Is Back

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

A measles outbreak has been declared after six people required hospital treatment. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said there were 13 confirmed ...

Students Warned Of Possible Meningitis Outbreak

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Students returning to university have been warned of the risk of meningitis and measles after a rise in cases in recent year. The Health Protectio...

Saving Lives, Taking Risks... and NCDs

Peter Byass | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK
Peter Byass

We're hearing more and more in the media about the UN General Assembly meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which will take place in New York...

Much More Than a Rash of Rashes: Why Measles Can and Must be Stopped Everywhere

Andrea Gay | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK
Andrea Gay

As families pack up for their summer trip abroad, or the kids go off to camp, public health officials around the world have this warning: Everyone should be fully vaccinated against measles, or risk infection.