Three infants die after measles vaccination in UP

Three infants were killed and few others taken ill allegedly after being administered measles vaccine during a drive in Muttaur village here, police said today.

JK facing shortage of 12 lakh measles vaccines: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said while the Centre has been very helpful in dealing with floods, the state is facing a shortage of nearly 12 lakh measles vaccines, which they will now purchase from the open market.

Isolated Amazon Indians say hello to world

A vulnerable group of indigenous people from Brazil`s Amazon rainforest with no history of contact with the outside world has reached out to a settlement of indigenous people on the Brazil-Peru border.

Vardhan asks doctors to achieve the targets ahead of schedule

Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan today asked the doctors to achieve the target set by the government to control and eradication various diseases ahead of their schedule.

Measles threatens thousands of children in Somalia: UN

Thousands of children in war-torn Somalia are facing death or disability due to an outbreak of highly contagious measles, the United Nations said today.

Delhi govt to identify high risk zones for measles

Alarmed with three cases of death reported over the last four months along with a spurt in measles cases, Delhi government has started an exercise to identify the high risk zones in the national capital to control the spread of the disease.

Modified measles virus can help destroy cancer cells

Researchers have revealed that a clinical trial where cancer cells were targeted by modified version of the measles virus has shown positive early results.

Measles virus to treat cancer?

Viruses are known to cause diseases. But can they also cure a life-threatening one? Yes, measles virus can potentially be used to cure cancer, a promising research reveals.

New drug to combat measles developed

Scientists have developed a novel antiviral drug that may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and also prevent them from spreading the virus to others.

Global measles deaths hit record low: WHO

The global annual measles mortality reached historic low with vaccination expanding steadily, WHO said in a statement Thursday.

Brazil to produce measles vaccine

Brazil will produce measles vaccine for export to African, Asian and Latin American nations, the country`s top health official said here.

Cambodia launches campaign against measles, rubella

Cambodia has introduced a new vaccine in its national immunisation campaign Monday which aims to protect children against two viruses -- measles and rubella -- in a single dose.

Nigeria to immunise 35 million children against measles

Nigeria is set to immunise an estimated 35 million children against measles this month, an official said here Thursday.

Measles-like virus killing dolphins in US

A measles-like virus may have caused the death of around 300 bottlenose dolphin along the Mid-Atlantic coast in the US, officials said.

Measles alert in Texas

Health authorities in the US state of Texas have issued a measles alert due to a sharp increase in the number of cases this year.

Vitamin-A given to children to prevent measles

Health officials in Ganjam district of Odisha have launched a drive to administer vitamin-A dose to children in measles-hit Dasiamaripalli and villages within its five-km radius.

Measles toll in Pakistan`s Punjab rises to 146

Two more people died of measles Saturday in Pakistan`s Punjab province, raising the number of deaths in the region to 146, officials said.

Child immunization programme in 184 districts

In an effort to check child deaths due to preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, the central government has launched a special immunization week to reach out to 184 high-risk districts, an official said Monday.

England prepares mass-vaccination as measles cases rise

England aims to inject a million youngsters with measles vaccine following a surge in cases of the potentially fatal disease, public health authorities said Thursday.

At 40% immunisation deficit level, child mortality in India under severe threat!

If total immunisation has shown the way ahead for polio eradication in the country, then near about 40 percent deficit in immunisation for diseases such as measles, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus pose a serious threat to child mortality in the country.