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Measles cases in first quarter of 2019 tripled over 2018

Both Maryland residents are reported to have acquired the measles outside of the state in an area experiencing an ongoing outbreak. It is happening all over the world in all regions.

United Nations, UN, yesterday said measles cases across the world rose by 300 per cent through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period previous year, as concerns grow over declining vaccination. But those who are unvaccinated have a 90 percent chance of catching measles if they breathe the virus in, according to the CDC.

It gave no figures for fatalities but noted it estimates that only one in 10 cases is reported globally.

The suit takes issue with the safety of the vaccine and says the city defendants failed to disclose the number of cases that were caused by the vaccine itself.

The UN body said provisional data indicated a "a clear trend", with all regions of the world seeing outbreaks.

Sustained increases in measles cases are on the rise worldwide, and many countries are in the midst of sizeable outbreaks, causing many deaths, mostly among young children.

So far this year, 170 countries have reported 112,163 measles cases to the WHO.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that global measles cases have almost quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 cases compared to the same period a year ago. And the numbers don't stop there...

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Since September, at least 800 people have died from measles in Madagascar alone.

In 2000, measles was largely eradicated, having not been continually transmitted for a period of more than 12 months thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States.

Increasing vaccination coverage maximises a population's protection, the World Health Organization said.

Some countries have rallied for the parents' right to choose to vaccinate their children, ignoring the fact that a 95 percent vaccination rate is necessary for controlling outbreaks.

"It's important that parents ensure that their children receive their free routine MMR immunisations on time at 15 months and 4 years of age", says Neil. "It is extremely frustrating", said John Wiesman, an epidemiologist. The order also applies to people who have been exposed to a person diagnosed with measles, based on laboratory evidence or an investigation by the county health department.

In the lawsuit, the mothers claim that the outbreak does not constitute a risky epidemic (though the virus can cause severe complications and even death) and that the city's orders are "arbitrary and capricious".

In any case, while the outbreak is believed to have originated among New York's Orthodox Jewish community, the vast majority of rabbis and others there are strongly pro-vaccine-with the Times and BuzzFeed News pointing instead in part to a dedicated fringe group of antivaxxers, backed by national antivax organisations, targeting ultra-Orthodox Jews with fliers and handbooks.



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