Measles has returned to four European countries this year amid a “dramatic resurgence” in the disease on the continent, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, a reversal fueled in part by a rising wave of people who are refusing to be vaccinated

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Governments that are considering compulsory immunizations must avoid stoking anti-vaccine sentiment, argue Saad B. Omer, Cornelia Betsch and Julie Leask

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According to the first Wellcome Trust Global Monitor survey, just half of people in eastern Europe think vaccines are safe, compared with 79% worldwide

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Data from a federal program designed to compensate people harmed by vaccines shows how rare it is for someone to claim they were hurt after getting vaccinated

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Across the nation, public health departments are redirecting scarce resources to try to control the spread of measles. Their success relies on shoe-leather detective work that is one of the great untold costs of the measles resurgence

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While there are several common challenges that help explain why vaccination rates in the Philippines aren’t up to where public health officials say they need to be, there’s another reason behind the outbreak. The country suffered a major vaccine scandal two years ago that has left many Filipinos distrustful, even fearful of vaccines

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city would require unvaccinated individuals living in select ZIP codes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to receive the measles vaccine as the city escalated its efforts to stem one of the largest measles outbreaks in decades

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Back near the start of this century, before the full damage of Andrew Wakefield’s debunked study linking measles vaccine and autism became clear and social networking sites turbo-charged the disruptive power of vaccine opponents, some experts believed the world was ready to rid itself of measles once and for all

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