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20 August 2018 16:15 37 deaths as measles cases soar in Europe

The World Health Organisation said at least 37 people have died as the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018. The UN agency’s European office said more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the year – more than in all 12-month periods so far this decade. The previous 4

27 February 2018 00:00 18 of 20 measles victims unvaccinated

Nine cases involved children aged 0 to 5, none of whom was vaccinated. Four were hospitalised. Of the remaining 11 cases among 15 to 34 year olds, just two had received the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine. Four of this cohort were also hospitalised. Two doses of the MMR vaccine are recommended to protect against measles, one at age 12 to 15 months 8

15 February 2018 10:08 Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations

The HSE is offering the vaccine for free in Limerick. THE HSE HAS said that the numbers of people contracting measles due to the recent outbreak in Limerick continues to rise. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, HSE public health specialist Dr Rose Fitzgerald expressed her concerns at the recent outbreak. She said that it is likely numbers may continue 12

13 February 2018 12:14 11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team. 11 CASES HAVE been diagnosed so far in the ongoing outbreak of measles in Ireland. The HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said that 10 cases have been diagnosed in Limerick and one linked case in Dublin. A number of further possible cases are being investigated 19

20 October 2017 17:31 HSE warning as two cases of measles detected in Dublin

Outbreak control team convened to tackle spread of the potentially serious illness Two cases of measles in north Dublin city have been confirmed by the Department of Public Health and the Health Service Executive (HSE). The HSE said an outbreak control team has been convened to investigate and control the spread of the potentially serious illness 26

30 August 2017 23:09 Vaccine critics using ‘emotional terrorism’ to stop take-up of cervical cancer jab

Mr O’Brien claims there has been a “well-orchestrated” campaign targeting parents, teenage girls and teachers with “disinformation” that has no basis in science or medicine. “Some of the tactics employed can only be equated to a form of emotional terrorism. As a result the uptake of the HPV vaccine in this country has dropped to an all-time low,” he said. He was speaking 21

30 July 2017 10:42 Every Child In Kangra To Be Covered For Rubella Vaccination

Dharamshala: For the total eradication of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella a signature campaign here was started from the the district hospital. District Medical Officer Dr. Rajesh Guleri announced that the awareness campaign about Rubella Vaccination was started by Ms Rajni Vyas, the mayor of Dharamshala Municipal Corporation. Speaking about the program 46

29 July 2017 20:53 MMR vaccination campaign to be launched in Kangra

A signature campaign to protect children from major childhood diseases like measles, mumps and rubella will be started in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh from August 1. Under the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination programme, all children between the age of nine months to 15 years shall be vaccinated, districtmedical officer Rajesh Guleri told reporters 41

11 May 2017 10:47 Chocolates suggested as incentive for nurses' vaccinations

The Oireachtas Health Committee has been told by a senior Health Service Executive director that chocolates could be used as an incentive to encourage nurses to get the flu vaccine. Assistant National Director for Health Protection Dr Kevin Kelleher said giving chocolates to nurses would provide an incentive to get them to take up the flu vaccination 13

25 April 2017 00:50 Vaccine complacency warning as measles hits Europe

The HSE has warned that many European countries are reporting measles outbreaks and is seeking to increase the vaccination rate. Over 4,000 cases and 18 measles-related deaths have been reported in Romania in the past six months. Brenda Corcoran of the HSE Immunisation Office warned that measles is a highly infectious virus and can cross national borders 2