Tag Archives: Measles

With Measles Outbreaks on the Rise, a Concern Over the Connection to Air Travel

Measles isn’t only in the headlines these days; it may also be on your airplane. An adult contagious with the disease flew from Asia to San Francisco in February, infecting two others — one adult and one child — during the flight, California health departments said this month. It’s an inauspicious development in a year… Read More »

Measles outbreak in NZ widens to 20 cases

Thousands of vaccines are being delivered to health centres in New Zealand’s Canterbury district as a measles outbreak has widened to 20 confirmed cases with health officials warning the number is expected to rise over the coming days and weeks. Measles cases are rising globally, including in wealthy nations such as the United States and… Read More »

Measles Outbreaks Show Why Anti Vaxxers Made WHO's 10 Global Health Threats

One of the people affected by the Clark County, Washington, measles outbreak attended a Portland Trailblazers game at the Moda Center on January 11. Pictured here is the arena on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) Look at what made the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) just-released list of “10 threats to global health in 2019.” Right… Read More »