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  • Measles: Frequently Asked Questions About This Highly Communicable Disease

    Apr 10, 2019 04:47 IST
    Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about measles, which can cause serious complications among all age groups, especially young children.
  • India, Indonesia Far Behind In Measles Vaccination: WHO

    Sep 7, 2017 04:24 IST
    India and Indonesia are far behind in their battle against measles and account for over 90 per cent of the unvaccinated children in the Southeast Asia, the WHO said here today, asserting that the vaccination drive was hampered due to misconceptions and misinformation.
  • 4 Hyderabad Children Fall Critically Ill Post Measles Rubella Vaccine

    Aug 23, 2017 01:37 IST
    Report mentions that around 6,13,523 children have been vaccinated till August 22nd and there have not been any complaints in other children.
  • Measles Rubella Vaccine Campaign In India

    Aug 9, 2017 12:52 IST
    (MR) vaccine has raised questions on Measles Rubella campaign that started on August 3 by the health department.New Delhi The Union health ministry has rolled out the second phase of measles and rubella (MR) vaccination campaign under which 3.4 crore children were expected to be covered to reduce incidences of these diseases in the country.
  • Measles protect children against allergies

    Mar 7, 2009 12:56 IST
    Children who've been infected with measles are less likely to develop allergies.
  • Drop in measles deaths

    Dec 8, 2008 09:35 IST
    Measles deaths have decreased by 75 percent globally this decade, thanks to global efforts to vaccinate children in hard-hit regions of the world.
  • Preventing measles in tsunami victims

    Jan 17, 2005 02:07 IST
    India has now allowed UNICEF to help mount a campaign to prevent an outbreak of measles and blindness among children.
  • Measles suppresses AIDS virus

    Apr 24, 2002 06:47 IST
    Children who have recently proved to be HIV-positive and contract measles may, thanks to a stronger immune response, get temporary respite from this virus that ultimately causes AIDS. Researchers from the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, studied 93 children infected with both measles and HIV. These children were found to have higher...

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