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US risks losing measles elimination status with record cases

It has reported 971 cases so far this year

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May 31, 2019


US county declares state of emergency amid measles outbreak

Un-vaccinated children have been banned from public spaces

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March 27, 2019


Japan battles worst measles outbreak in years

167 cases have been reported this year

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February 23, 2019


Two dead from measles in Faisalabad

Seven people are being treated for the disease

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January 7, 2019


Khairpur: 30 children die of measles in one week

PHOTO: FILE Reporting by Shafiq Shar Another child suffering from measles died Friday, taking this week’s death toll in Khairpur to 30 All the children who died in the past one week were suffering from measles. Another 300 affected children are admitted in hospitals.

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March 23, 2018


Measles outbreak kills six children in Badin

BADIN: At least six children have lost their lives in a week after measles outbreak in Badin district of Sindh. According to our correspondent, the disease has affected more than 40 children in a Rato Kolhi viallage of Badin, claiming lives of seven children in last seven days. Teams of doctors were dispatched to the…

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March 6, 2018


Reason behind Measles epidemic in Sindh

Watch this report on the reason behind spread of Measles across Sindh.

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March 9, 2017


Measles epidemic feared in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The number of children inflicted with measles and pneumonia is increasing in interior Sindh and Karachi, the health expert said. Pakistan Paediatric Association President, Dr Jamal Raza talking to a private news channel said measles is a fatal disease which can be prevented by getting the child vaccinated first in nine months and for…

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February 27, 2017


Measles outbreak declared in Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: Health authorities in FATA have officially declared an outbreak of measles in Bar Qamber Khail area Tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency after completion of investigation over growing number of cases of the disease and the death of a patient in Hayatabad Medical Complex. According to a press release issued here on Monday, Director Health…

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August 8, 2016


Measles dangers linger for years after infection: study

MIAMI: Measles can harm the immune system for up to three years, leaving survivors at a higher risk of catching other infectious and potentially deadly diseases, researchers said Thursday. It was previously known that measles could suppress the body's natural defenses for months, but the findings in the journal Science show that the dangers of the vaccine-preventable…

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May 7, 2015


Anti-measles vaccine: Death toll reaches 6 in Balochistan

QUETTA: Two more children died Friday due to substandard vaccination of measles in Qila Saifullah district of Balochistan, bringing the death toll to six in two days, Samaa reported. Several children were reported to be in critical condition and four of them died after they were administered anti-measles vaccine on Thursday in a government-run hospital…

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April 17, 2015


Substandard injection takes life of three children

QUETTA: Three children died on Thursday in Qila Saifullah district of Quetta after they were allegedly administered substandard injections for measles prevention, Samaa reported. According to parents, three children died after they were vaccinated for measles. Six more children are in critical condition who have been transferred to Civil Hospital Quetta for further treatment. Medic…

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April 16, 2015


Roll over Ebola: measles is the deadly new threat

MONROVIA: The people of Monrovia's Peace Island ghetto, refugees of civil war who found themselves suddenly overwhelmed and outmanoeuvred by the deadly Ebola epidemic, are used to life under siege. Yet with Liberia emerging from the worst outbreak in history a year to the day since Ebola was first identified in west Africa, the slum-dwellers…

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March 23, 2015


Measles cases seen almost doubling in Ebola epidemic countries

LONDON: Measles cases could almost double in countries hardest hit by the West African Ebola outbreak as overwhelmed health systems are unable to maintain child immunisations, scientists said. For every extra month that health care systems are disrupted, international researchers said up to 20,000 children aged between nine months and five years were put at…

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March 12, 2015


More than 100 cases of measles now confirmed in U.S

LOS ANGELES: More than 100 people in the United States have been confirmed as infected with measles including 91 in California, most of them linked to an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December, public health officials said on Friday. The California Department of Public Health said at least 58 of the cases of the…

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January 31, 2015


Disney measles outbreak spreads to more US states, Mexico

LOS ANGELES: A measles outbreak centered around Disneyland in California has spread to six more US states and Mexico, and an international visitor to the theme park likely sparked the health alert, officials said Friday. Fifty-one confirmed cases of measles have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since late December, the…

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January 24, 2015


Measles eradication campaign successful: Sagheer

ISLAMABAD: Sindh government in collaboration with World Health Organization have been achieved 90 percent targets in the 12 days measles eradication campaign in Sindh. Talking to a private news channel, Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed has said that the present rate of routine immunization was 29 percent, which caused pandemic to break out especially…

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May 31, 2014


Measles claims 6th life in Karachi

KARACHI: The cases of measles are increasing in the city where sixth child died in this year due to the disease on Friday. According to the director National Institute of Child Health, as many as 95 cases of measles have been reported but other sources say that at least 200 cases have been reported. In…

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May 16, 2014


SHC takes suo motu notice of measles outbreak

KARACHI: Chief Justice Sindh High Court (SHC) has taken suo motu notice of over a dozen measles-related deaths of children in Sujawal and Thatta districts of Sindh, SAMAA reported. The CJ issued notices to Secretary Health, Chief Secretary and officials of Thatta district administration to appear in the court on Wednesday and file their response…

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May 13, 2014


Measles claim three more children’s lives in Punjab

Staff ReportLAHORE: At least three more children died of measles across Punjab, taking the overall death toll in the province to 188, SAMAA reports on Thursday. Both children belonged to Faisalabad and Sheikhupura.According to health department, as many as 104 cases of the disease have been reported across the province.Measles is caused by the measles…

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July 11, 2013


Two more children die of measles in Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE: At least two more children died of measles in the city, taking the overall death toll in Punjab to 186, SAMAA reports on Saturday. Both children belonged to Bahawalnagar.According to health department, as many as 104 cases of the disease have been reported across the province.Measles is caused by the measles virus, a…

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July 6, 2013