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Over 30 school children fall sick after measles and rubella vaccination in UP

At least 30 school going children fell ill after they were administered vaccination for measles and rubella in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Dec 07, 2018, 08:24 AM IST

Do you know how many kids in India are unvaccinated for measles?

Measles continues to take the lives of 90,000 people per year worldwide, according to reports.

Oct 28, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

Measles eradicated from UK for the first time, says WHO

The global health body issues the statement of elimination once a disease has stopped circulating for at least three years.

Sep 27, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

Bhutan, Maldives declared measles free; become first in WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate disease

Bhutan and Maldives have become the first in their region to eliminate the highly infectious disease.

Jun 13, 2017, 20:07 PM IST

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.

Apr 25, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

India's Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign: What you need to know

The single shot Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine nation-wide drive, launched on February 5, 2017, (Sunday) targets around 41 crore children across the country - the largest ever in any campaign.

Feb 09, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

Union Health Ministry starts Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign

According to the ministry, after the campaign the MR vaccine will be introduced in routine immunisation, replacing the two doses of measles vaccine given to children at 9-12 months and 16-24 months of age.



Feb 05, 2017, 19:52 PM IST

North, South America declared measles free continents

Measles is a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. It is one of the most contagious diseases and affects primarily children. 

Sep 29, 2016, 16:54 PM IST

Must Watch: Why you should vaccinate your child!

Immunization or vaccination protects the child from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Apr 27, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap – Watch!

Immunization, also known as vaccination, is a process in which a person is given vaccine to make him/her immune or resistant to an infectious disease. 

Apr 26, 2016, 09:31 AM IST

Measles Immunisation Day: All you need to know!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles remains a common disease in many parts of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.

Mar 16, 2016, 09:22 AM IST

Dengue in childhood can increase early heart attack risk

Infectious diseases such as typhoid, measles, chicken pox, bronchitis, tuberculosis and dengue in childhood can increase risk of getting a heart attack in adulthood, suggests new research.

Oct 17, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

Measles outbreak kills more than 300 in DR Congo: UN

A major outbreak of measles has killed almost 320 people and infected more than 20,000 in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations has announced.

Aug 14, 2015, 21:52 PM IST

Sudan facing measles outbreak with 2,500 cases nationwide: UN

Sudan is facing a huge nationwide outbreak of measles, with at least 2,500 confirmed cases so far this year, mostly children, and 38 deaths due to the disease, the United Nations said Monday.

Jun 22, 2015, 23:38 PM IST

Measles weakens immune system up to three years

Children affected by measles may live with a suppressed immune systems for up to three years, not just one or two months as earlier thought, new research has revealed.

May 08, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

New microneedle patch for measles vaccination designed

A new 'game-changing' microneedle patch could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, scientists say.

Apr 29, 2015, 18:55 PM IST

World Immunisation Week: Parents need to be educated about importance of vaccinations, says Dr Raghuram

In what could be seen as a shocking reality, despite various health and awareness programmes, an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines like diphtheria, he

Apr 24, 2015, 12:57 PM IST

Mission Indradhanush launched in northeastern states

The Mission Indradhanush, an immunisation programme, was launched on Tuesday in 33 districts of northeastern states to vaccinate children by 2020, an official said.

Apr 07, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

Ebola outbreak raises risk of measles in West Africa

After struggling to emerge from the Ebola outbreak, West Africa now faces a dangerous wave of measles cases because over-burdened hospitals were unable to keep up with vaccinations, researchers said Thursday.

Mar 12, 2015, 23:46 PM IST