India’s measles vaccination programme helps save countless lives

On World Measles Immunisation Day, Indian researchers have found that the recent vaccination programmes have helped prevent deaths of thousands of children in the country

India’s measles vaccination programme helps save countless livesResearchers from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow; Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and the Indian Council of Medical Research have analysed the impact of the national measles immunisation campaign in India. The findings of the study were published in the journal eLife. The researchers analysed […]

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, proves decade-long study

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine isn’t associated with an increased risk of autism even among kids who are at high risk because they have a sibling with the disorder, a Danish study suggests

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, proves decade-long studyA new large-scale Danish study searches for connections between autism and the MMR vaccine. In particular, they investigate at-risk individuals. Once again, no links are found. Concerns about a potential link between the MMR vaccine and autism have persisted for two decades, since a controversial and ultimately retracted 1998 paper claimed there was a direct […]

MR vaccine campaign: 84% target competed in Maharashtra, so far

So far, around 2.60 crores children have been vaccinated through the state’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign. Presently, 84 per cent of children in state have been vaccinated in Maharashtra

MR vaccine campaign: 84% target competed in Maharashtra, so farMoreover, three districts in the state, namely Nashik, Osamanabad, and Pune, have achieved the goal of 100 per cent immunisation. Rural areas in the districts of Kolhapur, Bhadara, Dhule, Nashik, Satara, Wardha, Ahmednagar, Hingoli, Gadchiroli, Latur, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nanded, Jalgaon, Parbhani, and Thane have crossed 90 per cent of the vaccination drive. Each year, around […]

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubella

In Mumbai and Maharashtra, this campaign will be launched on November 27, 2018. During this campaign, 30 lakhs children will be vaccinated in Mumbai

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubellaThe Government of India has set a goal to eliminate measles and control rubella syndrome by the year 2020. India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles-rubella on February 05, 2017. Till date, the campaign is completed in 28 states and more than 13 crore children (between 9 months and 15 years […]

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal, reveals study

A new study conducted by a researcher from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health suggests that all infectious diseases are driven by seasonal elements

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal, reveals studyProfessor of Environmental Health Sciences, Micaela Martinez, gathered data for 69 infectious diseases from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and peer-reviewed journal articles. She then mapped the time of year when outbreaks tended to occur, ranging from common infections to rare tropical diseases. As reported in the journal […]

MMR vaccine: Maharashtra govt to start awareness campaign

The state government of Maharashtra has undertaken an awareness drive in order to dispel the misconceptions regarding the measles and rubella (MMR) vaccine. This is crucial, as it has been a controversial subject and is an important issue for parents

MMR vaccine: Maharashtra govt to start awareness campaignThe Maharashtra government has decided to launch an awareness campaign to inform parents about the MMR vaccine. It will run advertisement through various mediums such as the television, newspapers, and radio. It will also provide information regarding what exactly is the MMR vaccine. This step has been taken as the union health ministry had recently […]

Europe witnesses a record high in measles cases, reports WHO

Over 41,000 children and adults in the WHO European Region have been infected with measles in the first 6 months of 2018. The total number for this period far exceeds the 12-month totals reported for every other year this decade

Europe witnesses a record high in measles cases, reports WHOSo far, the highest annual total for measles cases between 2010 and 2017 was 23,927 for 2017, and the lowest was 5,273 for 2016. Monthly country reports also indicate that at least 37 people have died due to measles, so far this year. “Following the decade’s lowest number of cases in 2016, we are seeing […]

In a nutshell: Health related highlights of Union Budget 2017

Apart from two new AIIMS hospitals proposed in Jharkhand and Gujarat in the budget, the government also aims to eliminate leprosy and tuberculosis in near future

In a nutshell: Health related highlights of Union Budget 2017Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Union Budget 2017-18 in Lok Sabha today (February 1). My Medical Mantra exclusively gets you the health related announcements made in the budget in a nutshell: