Tag Archives: Measles

Yiddish translation of New York’s measles message riddled with errors

Reaching out in the community’s own language, the agency spent tens of thousands of dollars printing and distributing measles information sheets in Yiddish to hang on the doors of more than 45,000 homes in those communities. But something got lost in translation: The Yiddish was mangled, according to language experts consulted by CNN. The door… Read More »

Global Health: Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000

The number of measles cases in the United States has risen to 695, the highest annual number recorded since the disease was declared eliminated in this country in 2000, federal health officials said on Wednesday. The total has now surpassed the previous high of 667 set in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »

Measles risk if born in these dates

Australia was declared free of measles in 2014, yet this year alone 92 people have been diagnosed with the contagious viral illness. The National Centre for Immunisation Research (NCIRS) has warned that those born between 1966 and 1994 are at greater risk of contracting measles. “While we’ve had the measles vaccine in Australia since 1968,… Read More »