South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of "first victim" are inconclusive

South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of 25-year-old 'first victim' are inconclusive Measles cases in the region have jumped by 56 in the last two days Gareth Williams was suffering with measles at the time of his deathBut tests have been unable to confirm the virus was responsible for deathCoroner has ordered further examinations in order to determine cause .

Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientist


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Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientistDr Craig Venter, a leading biologist, said unvaccinated children are a 'hazard to society'Department of Health said that such measures were unnecessary and risked alienating parents By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 08:44 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 25 April 2013 Schools should have the right to refuse access to pupils who have not had the MMR jab, a leading scientist has said.

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks


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One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in South WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012.

Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus


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Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus Leah Painell, 23, who is 15 weeks pregnant, complained she was in agonyClaims staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich diagnosed 'virus'After suffering for a week was diagnosed with pneumonia and measlesHer mother claims hospital refused to give her scan to check baby's health By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:31 GMT, 20 February 2013 An expectant mother suffering from pneumonia and measles was turned away by hospital staff three times after a severe rash, temperature and pain were dismissed as a 'virus'.

MMR takeup nearly back to levels before autism scare


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MMR uptake levels finally recover from autism scare triggered 14 years ago Nine in 10 children under the age of two received the first dose of the triple vaccine between 2011 and 2012Figures still fall short of 95% target from World Health OrganisationUptake varies from 86.1% in London to 93.5% in Hampshire By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:32 GMT, 27 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 27 November 2012 The proportion of children having the MMR jab is at its highest level for more than a decade, figures show.

Is measles on the way back, asks Dr Ellie Cannon


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Measles – a killer on the way back | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 1 September 2012 There were almost twice as many measles cases in England and Wales in the first six months of 2012 as in the same period last year, according to Health Protection Agency figures.

Measles cases "double in a year" following major outbreaks


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Measles cases 'double in a year' following two major outbreaks There are ongoing serious outbreaks in Merseyside and SussexSmall number of cases in travelling communities | UPDATED: 16:23 GMT, 24 August 2012 The number of cases of measles has almost doubled in the past year following two major outbreaks, health officials have revealed.

Panel rules MMR jab made girl deaf – but not enough for payout


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Panel rules MMR jab made girl deaf – but not enough for payout | UPDATED: 22:09 GMT, 18 August 2012 Loss of hearing: Katie Stephen was left deaf by an MMR jab A woman has won her fight to prove she was left deaf by the MMR jab – only the second time it has been linked to disability.

Advert claiming MMR jab coud cause autism is banned


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Advert that claims MMR jab could cause autism is banned The World Health Organisation and the Department of Health have found no evidence of a causal link between MMR and autism | UPDATED: 11:34 GMT, 8 August 2012 A website has been ordered to remove a claim that the MMR jab could cause autism in children by the Advertising Standards Agency.

Worst measles outbreak in Merseyside since 1988 as 214 cases reported this year alone


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Worst measles outbreak in Merseyside since 1988 as 214 cases reported this year alone People who are not fully vaccinated 'putting defenseless babies at risk', says doctor | UPDATED: 10:27 GMT, 3 May 2012 Immunisation: More than 100 under-fives have caught measles despite the fact it is an avoidable illness More than 200 confirmed cases of measles on Merseyside have contributed to the worst outbreak of the disease since 1988, according to the Health Protection Agency.


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