Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe:
Measles cases flood Manila hospital; 7 recent deaths reported
Measles cases have been pouring in at a hospital in Manila with most patients lacking vaccination for the infectious disease.
Today’s skepticism of vaccines could be as big of a health threat as HIV
Vaccine hesitancy represents a nihilistic return to the primitive. If it continues, it will be a willful, self-inflicted threat to human life.
Ebola outbreak reminds us that we need pandemic preparedness
Smallpox virus caused an estimated half-billion deaths in the 20th century before the World Health Assembly declared it eradicated in 1980. Our ability to diagnose and treat infectious diseases has advanced tremendously over the last century, but they continue to pose significant threats to the For example, the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has become one of the worst in decades.
Live Attenuated and Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
Researchers in observational studies of vaccine effectiveness (VE) in which they compared quadrivalent live attenuated vaccine (LAIV4) and inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) among children and adolescents have shown inconsistent results, and the studies have been limited by small samples.
Children of Anti-Vaxxers Ask Reddit How To Get Their Shots
When their parents refuse to believe in science, smart kids with few options realize just how vulnerable they really are.
- Thailand chikungunya outbreak: Another 400 cases in past week
- Connecticut reports 2nd measles case in New Haven County
- Palau dengue outbreak rises
- Japan: Rubella cases continue, ‘City Hunter’ used to promote vaccination
- Houston area: Three measles cases confirmed in NW Harris County
- Florida reports drop in leprosy cases 3rd year in a row
- Monkeypox: Central African Republic reports 18 cases since October
- Measles in Madagascar: Cases continue to rise