Tag Archives: Measles

The crackdown begins

The subheading of the Vox article says it all. Countries like Italy and Australia are tired of measles outbreaks — so they’re moving to fine anti-vaccine parents. The article reports that Australia and several European countries are fed up with … Continue reading

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Religious exemptions and a Measles outbreak in Gauteng

There has been an outbreak of Measles in Gauteng. According to the front page of The Saturday Star dated April 6, the outbreak is centred around a family that refused vaccination for “religious reasons”. Refusing vaccination for “religious reasons” is … Continue reading

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Measles, measles everywhere

Several Measles outbreaks are currently underway. In Romania, a major outbreak there has already killed over 20 people. The number of cases is heading to 5,000. In Italy, over 1,600 cases of Measles have been reported since the start of the … Continue reading

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Barden Lanka Case overturned on appeal

The heading of the article by Pepijn van Erp says it perfectly. Disappointing outcome of Bardens vs. Lanka: measles proven to exist, but anti-vaxxer Lanka keeps his money I’ve blogged about this before. Antivaxxer Stefan Lanka offered a 100,000 Euro … Continue reading

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SSPE claims another young life

I learnt this very sad news from the “Just the Vaxx” website. Aliana, a child suffering from SSPE, passed away last month. Aliana was born in 2010 and caught Measles at just six months old. She appeared to recover fully, … Continue reading

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Measles is no longer endemic to the Americas

Some good news in the fight against vaccine preventable diseases. The Americas (both North and South) have been declared free of measles. This is a huge step in permanently ending this disease. Measles appears to have evolved from Rinderpest (cattle … Continue reading

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Mind Blown

Totally and completely blown. Many years ago, epidemiologists discovered something strange. A few years after vaccination against measles, deaths from other childhood diseases would plummet. This was consistent across countries. A few years after measles vaccine was introduced in a … Continue reading

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