History of Vaccines Blog
Vaccine News Roundup - November 23, 2018
It's Friday, so it's time to look at the vaccine-related news that circulated this week.
In Cleveland, an Orthodox Jewish school has decided to revamp its vaccine requirements after seeing what low vaccination rates have done with regards to measles in Israel and New York:
Measles Update – November 2018
Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 as part of a lengthy public health campaign to eliminate it in the entire continent, a campaign that reached its goal in 2016. Before the measles vaccine was developed, it is estimated by the World Health Organization that there were about 2.6 million deaths worldwide, most of them in young children.
Italian Senate Reverses Vaccination Requirements
Just last year, in the midst of ongoing measles outbreaks, Italian lawmakers cracked down on parents who avoided vaccinating their children enrolled in public schools. Parents would be fined if their children were not in compliance with 10 vaccination requirements by age 6.
Measles Threatens Indigenous People in Amazon
Measles in Europe 2018 to Date
35 Measles Deaths in Europe in 12 Month Period
Nov. 1 Screening of Hilleman Documentary
Measles Elimination in the Americas
Sidelined by False Balance on a Local TV Show
I’ve been getting calls from reporters and producers in record numbers in the past weeks as US measles cases have been increasing.
Final Measles Number in for 2014
The CDC just announced its final 2014 measles case numbers. They have reported 644 cases for 2014, the highest number of measles cases in any year since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. The graph below shows measles cases since 2001 up to November 29, 2014.