Wales measles outbreak: New case every two hours

New case of measles being diagnosed every two HOURS in South Wales epidemicNumber of children infected with virus has hit 765A further 72 have caught infection over past week Experts say epidemic shows no sign of slowing down By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:28 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:28 GMT, 16 April 2013 Immunise: The only answer to the measles outbreak A child is being diagnosed with measles every two hours in the South Wales epidemic – with the total now standing at 765.

Man catches smallpox-like virus through sex with someone who had been vaccinated against the disease

Man catches smallpox-like virus through sex with someone who had been vaccinated against the disease U.S military are vaccinated against smallpox before they are deployed abroadCan pass on related form of the disease via close contact if injection site is left uncovered Virus causes rash and fever and can be deadly to those with compromised immune systems By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:13 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 GMT, 1 March 2013 A man has become infected by a smallpox-like virus after coming into close contact with someone who had been recently vaccinated against the deadly disease.

First there was norovirus, then came flu and next there will be whooping cough as figures show there have been 9,000 cases this year

First there was norovirus, then came flu, now whooping cough makes a comeback with 9,000 cases this year Number of whooping cough cases increased by nearly ten times last yearFigures for November show a total of 1,080 confirmed casesMeanwhile, flu cases highest in children aged five to 14, says HPANorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 22 December 2012 The number of cases of whooping cough has jumped from 944 last year to nearly 9,000 this year, according to the latest figures After doctors up and down the country have dealt with an influx of patients suffering from norovirus, followed up by a wave of flu patients, medical staff are now gearing themselves for people needing help for whooping cough.

MMR takeup nearly back to levels before autism scare

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.

Whooping cough cases treble in a year to 3,500 as teenagers and adults are hit by illness

Whooping cough cases treble in a year to 3,500 as teenagers and adults are hit by illness Experts said parents should make sure their children were vaccinated at two, three and four months of age | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 31 August 2012 The number of cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have already tripled this year and are hitting young babies who are most at risk of death, say health officials.

Everyone in their 70s could get shingles jab: Vaccine will target 4.5million at risk of severe symptoms

Everyone in their 70s could get shingles jab: Vaccine will target 4.5million at risk of severe symptoms Ministers announced vaccination programme in 2010 but it has been delayed by supply problemsOnly one shingles jab is needed, unlike the flu injection which has to be given every yearVaccinations could be available by 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 27 July 2012 The government has planned a vaccination programme against shingles for everyone aged between 70 and 79 Every pensioner in their 70s could be offered a shingles vaccine on the NHS.

Flu vaccinations for every child from 2014 to save 2,000 lives a year

Flu vaccination for every child from 2014 to save 2,000 lives a year Mass vaccination in form of nasal spray 'in the best interests of children'While youngsters not likely to develop complications of flu they can pass it on to elderly family membersGovernment estimate scheme will lead to 11,000 fewer hospital admissions and 2,000 fewer deaths By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 11:58 GMT, 25 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 25 July 2012 All children are to be given the flu vaccination after experts said it could save up to 2,000 lives a year.