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New analysis predicts top U.S. counties at risk for measles outbreaks

A team of researchers has identified 25 U.S. counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. Their analysis is based on international air travel volume, non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, population data, and reported measles outbreak information. The predictions were published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. “There has been a resurgence… Read More »

Italy bans unvaccinated children from schools after measles outbreaks

As countries around the world grapple with rise of “anti-vax” sentiment, non-vaccinating parents in Italy face fines or their children being turned away from school Health 13 March 2019 Vaccinations help prevent outbreaks of diseaseBSIP/UIG via Getty By Clare Wilson Italy made vaccinations compulsory for children attending state schools this week. Children under the age of… Read More »

China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in China’s provinces of Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the municipality of Shanghai, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday. Ten pigs had died from the disease and 10 others had fallen ill on a farm with 150 hogs in the… Read More »