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Experts warn that Covid-19 interruptions could result in polio & measles outbreak

Posted on May 7, 2020 by ANA Newswire

Interruptions to vaccination programmes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could result in new waves of measles or polio ...

Study: Measles wipes out the body’s immune memory

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 by Contributor

The measles virus wipes out up to 73 percent of antibodies that protect against viral and bacterial strains ...

Measles outbreak in North West

Posted on Oct 9, 2019 by ANA Newswire

Three cases of measles have been confirmed in Rustenburg, the North West health department said on Wednesday...

What is the cause of the global measles outbreak?

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 by Watch This

Although the goal is to eradicate the disease by 2020, we are experiencing a global measles outbreak. Why?...

Measles still kills

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Contributor

The anti-vaccination movement may be strong, but diseases like measles are stronger, putting young children at considerable risk ...

Measles outbreak: Parents urged to vaccinate children

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 by ANA Newswire

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has urged parents to ensure that all their young children complete the vaccination ...

German measles: Signs and symptoms to look out for

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 by Living & Loving

Think your little one might have German measles? Look out for these symptoms. By Lynne Gidish...

Watch out: Measles makes a comeback

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 by Contributor

Vaccination is more important than ever since measles has made a comeback as one of the leading causes ...

Measles outbreak! City of Jo’burg calls for parents to vaccinate kids

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 by News24.com

The City of Johannesburg has urged parents and caregivers to ensure that their children are vaccinated after a ...

Measles threatens Botswana beef export industry

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 by ANA Newswire

Botswana’s beef export industry could be severely undermined in the long run by a spreading outbreak of beef ...

Dispelling myths about measles and polio vaccination

Posted on May 8, 2015 by Contributor

Due to measles and polio vaccination myths, more than 2 000 cases of measles and four related deaths ...

Measles cases reach 20-year high

Posted on May 30, 2014 by SAPA

The United States has so far this year counted 288 measles cases, the most in 20 years, and ...

Has SA missed its target this week for the lockdown to be eased?

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 by The Citizen

Government's chief scientific adviser on beating Covid-19 said the country would need to keep new infections below 90 ...

Prof Karim hits SA with more Covid facts, and why 1 in 1000 is the magic number

Posted on Apr 16, 2020 by The Citizen

The man who overnight became the face of the scientific battle against the country's invisible enemy has given ...

‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 – 50 years on

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 by ANA Newswire

“I’m still alive. As long as I can keep breathing, I’m good,” Lovell, 92, said in an interview ...

Why newborns should have an infant hearing screening

Posted on Apr 6, 2020 by PRESS

You’ve heard about the APGAR test, but did you know that your newborn should also undergo a hearing ...

Coronavirus outbreak renews concerns about slaughtering wild animals

Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by ANA Newswire

Scientists have not yet determined exactly how the new coronavirus first infected people. Evidence suggests it originated in ...

How contagious is the Wuhan virus and how do you catch it?

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by ANA Newswire

Germany's first case of the new coronavirus, reported on Monday, was the first known human-to-human transmission in Europe...

The importance of play: Baby and adult brains ‘sync up’ during play

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 by Contributor

Interesting new research underscores the importance of play since baby and adult brain activity syncs up when playing ...

Pregnant? Planning to travel? These are the vaccines you & baby need to stay safe

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 by PRESS

Are there vaccines available that can help to safeguard their health and that of their unborn baby? There ...

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