Measles in the News

Friday, May 4, 2012

Measles continues to top the news around the world. Following are links to articles on outbreaks and recent data and studies. Measles on Merseyside: Outbreak reaches more than…

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Video of the Week: The Measles & Rubella Initiative’s ‘One plan, 1 vision’

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Lions Clubs International Blue Logo

“In the developing world, some parents still don’t name their children until they’ve had measles — and survived,” says Andrea Gay of the United Nations Foundation in the…

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Five Facts about Measles

Monday, April 30, 2012

1. Measles is caused by a virus. The measles virus is a member of the paramyxovirus family, which causes respiratory illnesses. The measles virus typically grows in the…

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Measles & Rubella Initiative: New Name, New Data, New Strategy

Friday, April 27, 2012
Lions In Sight Diabetes Screening

The Measles Initiative announced this week that it is now the Measles & Rubella Initiative. The new name fits its new global strategy of targeting rubella and congenital…

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World Immunization Week 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

The first ever World Immunization Week is now underway. Over 180 countries across the globe are participating, according to the World Health Organization, which is leading the initiative….

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