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Montevideo, June 20th 2019 - 11:26 UTC

Tag: US health

  • Tuesday, April 30th 2019 - 08:45 UTC

    US measles cases increasing among unvaccinated children and adults

    Officials said the increase in cases is the largest since 1994, including 78 reported in the past week. There have been no deaths reported as as result of the outbreak.

    American health officials report that more than 700 people have been infected by measles this year, marking a 25-year high for the infectious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that cases had been recorded in 22 states and were mostly affecting unvaccinated children.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 14:18 UTC

    Measles spreads again in the Americas

    The region had finally been declared free of the disease by an International Committee of Experts in 2016 after 22 years of mass vaccination.

    After being the first continent in the world declared free of measles in 2016, nine countries in the region have registered cases last year. With almost 900 cases, Venezuela was the most affected. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns that the countries of the region should intensify their efforts to immunize the population and stop the spread of the disease.

  • Friday, July 12th 2013 - 22:11 UTC

    Despite lavish spending, health of the US population has fallen behind that of economic peers

    Despite living longer many Americans do not feel well enough to enjoy those added years of life.

    The United States is falling behind its economic peers in most measures of health, despite making gains in the past two decades, according to a sweeping study of data from 34 countries.