The ongoing measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, shines a glaring spotlight on our nation’s growing antivaccination movement and the prevalence of vaccination-hesitant parents. Although the index case has not yet been identified, the outbreak likely started sometime between December 17 and 20, 2014.1,2 Rapid growth of cases across the United States indicates that a substantial percentage of the exposed population may be susceptible to infection due to lack of, or incomplete, vaccination.

North and South America have become the first regions of the world to eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no home-grown cases in five years.

Officials of the Ministry of Health are reporting an outbreak of measles in the country.

GENEVA – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24–30 April), WHO is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course.

The Australian government has announced that it intends to stop welfare payments to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

Khartoum - UNICEF (Sudan) has announced the arrival of more than two million doses of measles vaccines on Tuesday, due to the outbreak of the disease recently in different parts of the country.

With an aim to vaccinate all partially-vaccinated and unimmunised children by 2020, the government on Monday launched a 15-day media campaign to educate the masses on immunisation, ahead of impleme

Measles cases could almost double in countries hardest hit by the West African Ebola outbreak as overwhelmed health systems are unable to maintain child immunizations, scientists said on Thursday.

Otash Camp — Measles is spreading fast in the Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur.

Measles vaccinations must be immediately stepped up across Europe and central Asia after a series of outbreaks, the World Health Organization says.