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#Measles

# measles - This year 2022

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses
# Infectious
# Infectious

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses

Aug 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 10,249 Views 6 Comments

Of 46 cases this year so far, nearly one-third were notified in July.

# measles - All time

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 14,385 Views 6 Comments

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

'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 17,235 Views 74 Comments

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 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 9,765 Views 83 Comments

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

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 15,827 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 37,755 Views 42 Comments

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

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 11,781 Views 53 Comments

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

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 8,380 Views 5 Comments

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

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 16,203 Views 138 Comments

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

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 7,759 Views 123 Comments

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

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 8,854 Views 42 Comments

Measles is a highly infectious illness and spreads very easily.

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 7,932 Views 14 Comments

Plus the average starting salary for graduates.

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 46,550 Views 48 Comments

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

'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 15,155 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.

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 17,503 Views 188 Comments

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

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 20,540 Views 19 Comments

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

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 15,777 Views 63 Comments

Donald Trump has urged everyone to get vaccinated.

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 33,881 Views 171 Comments

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

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 30,569 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 41,149 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.

US measles cases hit 25 year high
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

US measles cases hit 25 year high

Apr 24th 2019, 10:30 PM 9,302 Views 12 Comments

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

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 19,720 Views 69 Comments

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

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 31,629 Views 40 Comments

There have been 10 cases since the start of February.

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

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Mar 31st 2019, 9:30 AM 26,450 Views 120 Comments

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

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 15,661 Views 22 Comments

Rockland County banned non-vaccinated minors from public places.

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 16,034 Views 65 Comments

The extreme measure is to last for 30 days.

'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 41,350 Views 40 Comments

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

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 47,143 Views 221 Comments

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

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 36,249 Views 64 Comments

There have been five cases since the start of February.

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 20,083 Views 127 Comments

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

'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 26,108 Views 74 Comments

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

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 18,514 Views 50 Comments

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

Measles cases reach record high across Europe
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Measles cases reach record high across Europe

Aug 20th 2018, 4:34 PM 16,646 Views 40 Comments

Over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 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 31,616 Views 89 Comments

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

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 51,918 Views 71 Comments

Two adults and two children were affected.

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 26,971 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.

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 148,207 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.

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 26,005 Views 77 Comments

The majority of cases are in Limerick city.

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 41,387 Views 52 Comments

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

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 17,204 Views 120 Comments

The HSE is offering the vaccine for free in Limerick.

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