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13 Feb

Measles in Europe: where is the outrage?

The American media is ablaze with stories of a major measles outbreak. But Berlin alonehad more measles cases last month than the US. This is not to downplay the seriousness of what is happening in the US but should make us wonder why we are not reading headings about our own epidemics. Berlin has a

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18 May

Good news on measles?

The number of measles cases in Europe increased by 477% between 2009 and 2011. More than 37,000 people were infected last year, with eight children dying from complications of the disease. Most had not been vaccinated. illustrator cs6 download mac Now though, we could be seeing the earliest signs of a reprieve. At 1,447, the

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26 Apr

Doctors should ‘convince doubting parents’ to vaccinate

Vaccination is “safe, necessary and ethical”, according to the group representing European doctors which says parents should be encouraged to follow recommended immunisation programmes. Dr Konstanty Radziwill, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), said doctors working in primary care – such as general practitioners and paediatricians – are confronted with questions about

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25 Apr

‘Pharmacists can play key role in immunisation’

Pharmacists should have an increased role in advising on, and administering, vaccines for flu and other vaccine-preventable illnesses, according to Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU). cheap autocad electrical software John Chave, Secretary General of the PGEU, said pharmacists across Europe view advising patients on vaccination as part of their core activity but some

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