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Measles cases in Val Thorens: France

14 Feb 2019

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Measles reminder

24 Jan 2019

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25 Jul 2018

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Measles in Europe reminder

27 Mar 2018

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Measles Worldwide

22 Feb 2018

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20 Dec 2017

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Measles in Europe

28 Nov 2017

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Measles worldwide

13 Nov 2017

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Measles in Europe

06 Jul 2017

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26 Apr 2017

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Measles vaccination: Chile

23 Jun 2015

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Measles: worldwide

11 May 2015

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18 Feb 2015

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10 May 2019 Tunisia

From 1 January through 30 April 2019, the Ministry of Health in Tunisia responded to a large measles outbreak in the country. A total of 3,141 suspected cases, of which 909 were laboratory confirmed and 1,236 epidemiologically linked cases including 30 deaths, have been reported in all of the 24 governorates. The majority of cases were reported from Kasserine (1,274 cases) and Sfax (212 cases) governorates.

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30 Apr 2019 Nigeria

From 1 January to 14 April 2019, a cumulative total of 20,127 cases with 50 deaths have been recorded from 621 Local Government Areas across 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Of 4,338 samples tested, 819 were laboratory-confirmed (IgM-positive) for measles infection. Borno and Katsina states are the most affected constituting 48.4% and 13.3% of the cumulative cases, respectively.

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24 Apr 2019 Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of 7 April 2019, a total of 56,442 cases of measles including 1,023 deaths have been reported since the beginning of the year. The most affected provinces are Tshopo, Lualaba, and Upper Lomami.

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24 Apr 2019 Chad

As of 7 April 2019, a total of 10,333 suspected measles cases have been reported from 112 out of 126 districts in the country.

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16 Apr 2019 Madagascar

From 3 September 2018 to 4 April 2019, a total of 123,093 cases have been reported (1169 laboratory confirmed, the rest epidemiologically linked).

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10 Apr 2019 New York. United States

On April 9 2019, New York City has declared a public health emergency in Williamsburg, following a measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community. 285 cases have been confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak in October, with many of these new cases being confirmed in the last two months. The vast majority of cases are children under 18 years of age (246 cases), and 39 cases are adults.

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27 Mar 2019 Hong Kong (China)

In 2019, as of March 27, the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health received notification of 30 cases of measles infection. Some of the cases involved workers at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

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27 Mar 2019 Philippines

A total of 23,563 cases of measles were reported between 01 January 2019 and 21 March 2019.

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15 Mar 2019 Val Thorens. France

As of 13 March 2019, a total of 53 measles cases (36 suspected and 17 confirmed) have now been reported in the Val Thorens resort since the end of January 2019. In addition, five cases were reported from neighbouring valleys in the Savoie region.

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05 Mar 2019 Mauritius

From 19 March 2018 to 10 Feb 2019, a total of 1,444 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported. The most affected districts are Port Louis and Black River.

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27 Feb 2019 Ukraine

As of 25 February 2019, a total of 24,042 measles cases have now been reported since 28 December 2018.

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03 Jul 2018 Liberia

As of 7 June 2018, a total of 3,025 suspected cases have been reported (with 15 deaths) since 1 January 2018. Of these cases, 177 are laboratory confirmed. The cumulative number of suspected measles cases reported represents a 66% increase compared to the same period in 2017.

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03 Jul 2018 Ethiopia

Between 1 January and 10 June 2018, a total of 2,244 suspected measles cases have been reported across the country. From the total suspected cases reported, 555 are confirmed. So far, the outbreaks reported are from the regions of Amhara, SNNPR and Somali.

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12 Jun 2018 Romania

As of 8 June 2018, a total of 13,871 confirmed cases of measles have been reported with 55 deaths. In the week 04.06. - 08.06.2018 there were 109 new confirmed cases in 14 counties including Bucharest.

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As of 11 June 2018, a total of 995 measles cases have been reported since 1 January 2018. Of these: 114 have been laboratory confirmed, including two deaths, 83 were discarded and 798 remain under investigation.

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17 May 2018 France

Between 6 November 2017 and 13 May 2018, a total of 2,231 cases of measles have been reported. Nouvelle-Aquitaine region (SW) has reported 48% of cases (n = 1,068). The highest incidence is in children under 1 year of age.

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10 May 2018 Venezuela

Between 25 June 2017 and 15 April 2018, a total of 1,631 cases of confirmed measles were reported; (727 in 2017 and 904 in 2018). Of the confirmed cases, 1,353 were confirmed by laboratory and 278 by epidemiological link. Two deaths were reported. Most of the suspected cases come from the state of Bolivar, followed by the Capital District.

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