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Chandrakant Lahariya | Amid surge in measles cases, it’s time to step up jabs for all

A measles vaccine has been available since 1963 and used in India’s universal immunisation programme since 1985

09 Dec 2022 12:00 AM

117 million children face measels risk from corona response: WHO

Over two dozen countries have officially suspended measles vaccine programmes

14 Apr 2020 5:55 PM

Measles virus much more deleterious than expected

Getting measles 'resets' the body's immune system.

01 Nov 2019 10:50 AM

Measles-stricken girl visits Disneyland amid worst outbreak in US in 25 years

The Orange County Health Care Agency said that the girl was in Southern California from August 11 to August 15.

25 Aug 2019 4:14 PM

Europe hit with measles dilemma; close to 34,000 affected

More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast cases in Ukraine, warned WHO.

07 May 2019 4:01 PM


BMC forms panel to probe measles

Nearly 40 cases of measles have been reported from eight wards in Mumbai since January, which is a major concern for civic health authorities.

26 Apr 2019 2:53 AM

Measles making a comeback due to millions unvaccinated

UNICEF asserts on the need to get vaccinated for averting the spread of this dangerous but preventable disease.

25 Apr 2019 2:19 PM

Measles vaccine protects boys, not girls, against other diseases

The study further showed deaths from any cause were lower when a child’s most recent jab was for measles.

13 Feb 2018 11:25 AM

Social media trends can predict vaccine scares

Mathematical theories used to predict tipping points in public health.

12 Dec 2017 3:05 PM

WHO says that annual measles death rates have dropped

The report, however, warns that the world is still far from eliminating measles.

27 Oct 2017 8:31 AM


India hailed for cutting child mortality rate by 1 million

Researchers not the government of India has modestly increased its traditionally low level of public spending on health.

21 Sep 2017 3:12 PM

Mortality reduction rate from measles falls by 51 per cent in India: report

Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children globally.

14 Nov 2016 11:34 AM

Infant death rate due to pneumonia declines

Estimates for 2015 suggest that 5.9 million children worldwide died before reaching the age of five, including 2.7 million newborns.

12 Nov 2016 11:16 AM