Post Profile

Measles declared eradicated in the Americas

The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared the region of North and South America to be free of measles, a highly infectious virus that used to kill 500,000 children across the world every year. "It is the result of a commitment made more than two decades ago when the countries of the Americas committed themselves to ending measles at the turn of the century," Dr. Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, said at a press conference, pointing to aggressive vaccination measures.
read more


Related Posts

World Health Organization Declares Zika an International Health Emergency 

News : Slate: The Slatest

After warning last week that as many as 4 million people could be infected by the Zika virus, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne illness to be a global health emergency. Since last year, the Americas...

Americas are first officially measles-free region, WHO says

News : NY Daily News

North, South and Central America are the world’s first region to be rid of the measles, the WHO announced Tuesday.

Measles Eradicated From the Americas

News : Newsweek: US

Public-health officials capped a 22-year-effort with the announcement Tuesday that they had eradicated measles from the Americas, even as it remains a leading cause of death among children in other parts of the world. Officials said...

Weekly Wrap: No More Measles, Lots More Autism

Health / Diseases & Conditions : Age of Autism

By Dan Olmsted "An effort spanning two decades has resulted in a global first," CNN reported Thursday. "The Americas have eliminated measles, the World Health Organization said this week. The battle was won through mass vaccination ...

Why the WHO celebration on measles could backfire on public health

Health : Health News Watchdog blog

Jubilant headlines that borrow framing from a World Health Organization (WHO) announcement are declaring the Americas a “measles-free” zone. NBC: Measles Has Been Eliminated in the Americas, WHO Says Newsweek: Measles eradicated fro...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC