By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that Maldives and Sri Lanka were verified having eliminated rubella, making them the first two countries in WHO...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up to a report last week concerning the United Kingdom losing it’s measles elimination status, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with Public Health England (PHE) reported yesterday that due to several reasons, the United Kingdom has lost it’s WHO measles elimination status. In...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) announced recently that two countries have been added to the list of countries eliminating measles and rubella. The Regional Verification...

Current vaccination policies may not be sufficient to achieve and maintain measles elimination and prevent future resurgence in Australia, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US, according to a study published...

In 2016, an estimated 90 000 people died from measles – an 84% drop from more than 550 000 deaths in 2000 – according to a new report published today by leading health organizations. This marks the...

On the third day of the 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, it was announced that two countries in the Region—New Zealand and the Republic...

New Zealand has won international praise for successfully eliminating endemic measles and rubella for the first time. Ministry of Health’s Director of Public Health, Dr Caroline McElnay, says it means...

The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. This...

Hong Kong health officials are highlighting an important milestone fro the city today–measles elimination in Hong Kong. The World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Verification Commission...