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#Measles

# measles - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic

Apr 14th 2020, 10:39 AM 14,365 Views 6 Comments

Vaccination campaigns have been postponed in 24 countries to help prevent further spread of Covid-19.

# measles - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,155 Views 74 Comments

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

# measles - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year

Dec 10th 2019, 11:13 AM 9,744 Views 83 Comments

The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

# measles - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Majority of 140,000 people who died from Measles last year were under five years old
# Crisis
# Crisis

Majority of 140,000 people who died from Measles last year were under five years old

Dec 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 15,762 Views 74 Comments

Four countries in Europe, including the UK, lost their measles elimination status last year.

Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic
# Samoa
# Samoa

Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic

Dec 5th 2019, 12:14 PM 37,697 Views 42 Comments

Samoa has begun a two-day shutdown as the government tries to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people.

# measles - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Mumps and measles on the rise in Ireland as people share discredited research online
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Mumps and measles on the rise in Ireland as people share discredited research online

Nov 28th 2019, 7:27 PM 11,751 Views 53 Comments

Dr Kevin Kelleher of the HSE said Andrew Wakefield’s research linking vaccines to autism has been “utterly discredited”.

# measles - Friday 1 November, 2019

Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds
# Measles
# Measles

Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds

Nov 1st 2019, 7:13 AM 8,367 Views 5 Comments

The research found that the measles virus deletes part of the immune system’s memory.

# measles - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines
# Mandatory Vaccinations
# Mandatory Vaccinations

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Updated Sep 10th 2019, 3:47 PM 16,162 Views 138 Comments

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

# measles - Monday 9 September, 2019

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness
# HPV
# HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

Sep 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,742 Views 123 Comments

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

# measles - Thursday 5 September, 2019

New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 confirm cases
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 confirm cases

Sep 5th 2019, 8:22 AM 8,843 Views 42 Comments

Measles is a highly infectious illness and spreads very easily.

# measles - Saturday 31 August, 2019

How many European countries have lost their measles-free status? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How many European countries have lost their measles-free status? It's the week in numbers

Aug 31st 2019, 7:01 PM 7,912 Views 14 Comments

Plus the average starting salary for graduates.

# measles - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets

Aug 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 46,522 Views 48 Comments

There are fears that Ireland’s status could also be at risk.

# measles - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status

Aug 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 15,120 Views 109 Comments

The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.

# measles - Monday 1 July, 2019

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'
# Vaccine Myths
# Vaccine Myths

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'

Jul 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 17,481 Views 188 Comments

Simon Harris has called for cross party support for the motion.

# measles - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Cruise ship quarantined off Caribbean island of St Lucia following outbreak of measles on board
# Freewinds
# Freewinds

Cruise ship quarantined off Caribbean island of St Lucia following outbreak of measles on board

May 2nd 2019, 11:09 AM 20,533 Views 19 Comments

The ship is used as a retreat location by the Church of Scientology.

# measles - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at LA universities
# Quarantine
# Quarantine

Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at LA universities

Apr 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 15,766 Views 63 Comments

Donald Trump has urged everyone to get vaccinated.

# measles - Friday 26 April, 2019

Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations
# Measles
# Measles

Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations

Apr 26th 2019, 1:00 PM 33,795 Views 171 Comments

Earlier this week, it was announced that Ireland had experienced a 204% increase in cases of measles.

# measles - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine

Updated Apr 25th 2019, 5:20 PM 30,383 Views 139 Comments

A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

Apr 25th 2019, 11:15 AM 41,114 Views 112 Comments

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

# measles - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

US measles cases hit 25 year high
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

US measles cases hit 25 year high

Apr 24th 2019, 10:30 PM 9,290 Views 12 Comments

Health officials in hard-hit New York City today reported 61 new cases since late last week.

# measles - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

New York declares public health emergency as measles outbreak hits Brooklyn
# Vaccination Order
# Vaccination Order

New York declares public health emergency as measles outbreak hits Brooklyn

Apr 9th 2019, 9:28 PM 19,699 Views 69 Comments

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all residents to be vaccinated.

# measles - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Outbreak of measles in Dublin affecting young workers in city centre
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Outbreak of measles in Dublin affecting young workers in city centre

Apr 4th 2019, 9:24 PM 31,615 Views 40 Comments

There have been 10 cases since the start of February.

# measles - Sunday 31 March, 2019

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools
# Measles
# Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Mar 31st 2019, 9:30 AM 26,320 Views 120 Comments

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# measles - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency in New York
# New York
# New York

Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency in New York

Mar 30th 2019, 12:51 PM 15,647 Views 22 Comments

Rockland County banned non-vaccinated minors from public places.

# measles - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak
# New York
# New York

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak

Mar 27th 2019, 12:50 PM 16,024 Views 65 Comments

The extreme measure is to last for 30 days.

# measles - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Mar 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 41,291 Views 40 Comments

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

# measles - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?

Mar 13th 2019, 9:57 AM 47,071 Views 221 Comments

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

# measles - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

Mar 4th 2019, 5:56 PM 36,232 Views 64 Comments

There have been five cases since the start of February.

# measles - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year

Dec 30th 2018, 7:15 AM 20,009 Views 127 Comments

Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.

# measles - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'

Sep 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 25,948 Views 74 Comments

Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.

# measles - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks

Aug 22nd 2018, 11:38 AM 18,481 Views 50 Comments

Transmission has occurred in a number of hospitals and in households with “poor vaccine uptake”, the HSE said.

# measles - Monday 20 August, 2018

Measles cases reach record high across Europe
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Measles cases reach record high across Europe

Aug 20th 2018, 4:34 PM 16,630 Views 40 Comments

Over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.

# measles - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin
# Temple Street
# Temple Street

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

Aug 9th 2018, 6:58 PM 31,559 Views 89 Comments

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

# measles - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin
# Contagious
# Contagious

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Aug 2nd 2018, 4:53 PM 51,810 Views 70 Comments

Two adults and two children were affected.

# measles - Friday 20 July, 2018

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Jul 20th 2018, 1:25 PM 26,935 Views 40 Comments

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

# measles - Friday 20 April, 2018

Vaccines: 'Those of us from an earlier era must speak out to stop little lives being wrecked'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Vaccines: 'Those of us from an earlier era must speak out to stop little lives being wrecked'

Apr 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 147,990 Views 108 Comments

New parents have so little knowledge of diseases like measles that they think the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease, writes Dr Ida Milne.

# measles - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Adults under 40 urged to get vaccinated against measles as 28 cases confirmed in mid-west
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Adults under 40 urged to get vaccinated against measles as 28 cases confirmed in mid-west

Apr 11th 2018, 10:45 PM 25,994 Views 77 Comments

The majority of cases are in Limerick city.

# measles - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Forty cases of measles now confirmed across the country
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Forty cases of measles now confirmed across the country

Apr 5th 2018, 3:43 PM 41,313 Views 52 Comments

Measles can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and inflammation of the brain.

# measles - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations
# MMR
# MMR

Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations

Feb 15th 2018, 10:08 AM 17,182 Views 120 Comments

The HSE is offering the vaccine for free in Limerick.

# measles - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin
# MMR
# MMR

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

Feb 13th 2018, 12:14 PM 14,608 Views 76 Comments

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team.

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