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Putrajaya rapped over ‘silence’ on Orang Asli deaths in Kampung Koh

Nothing has materialised four months after 15 members of the Batek community perished, says report.

New Zealand measles outbreak prompts travel warning

The country's associate minister for health has advised travellers to Auckland to get vaccinated for measles two weeks prior to their visit.

Govt declares measles outbreak at Orang Asli village over

All Orang Asli children in Kampung Kuala Koh have received their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination jab.

How anti-vaxxers endanger everyone’s health

The rate of MMR jabs has dropped to a worrying 89% with rising numbers of well-educated people using social media to campaign against vaccination and modern medicine.

Orang Asli return to ‘clean’ homes at Kampung Koh after 36-day...

173 placed at temporary evacuation centre certified free of measles.

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children

Germany's paediatricians' association has long demanded mandatory childhood vaccinations against measles and a range of other diseases.

Another Kuala Koh death due to measles

So far, 4 deaths of Orang Asli have been reported.

Kampung Kuala Koh open to visitors again from tomorrow

Police to lift 'Red Zone' restriction after district disaster committee confirms the area is free of any infectious diseases.

Cause of deaths of 12 Kg Koh Orang Asli unconfirmed, says...

Health ministry is waiting for results of the toxicology, heavy metal and entomology tests on skeletal remains.

Inquiry into Kuala Koh deaths necessary, says activist

Centre for Orang Asli Concerns chief points to conflicting statements on the issue.

Release remaining Orang Asli post-mortem results, govt urged

NGO voices concern that Kg Kuala Koh Orang Asli may be victims of manganese poisoning.

Kelantan religious teacher and headman to promote vaccine awareness

Most Orang Asli in Kampung Kuala Koh refused to be vaccinated, says deputy menteri besar.

Activist points to starvation as culprit in Orang Asli deaths

Tijah Yok Chopil says those who died lacked nutrition and could not survive measles outbreak.

Now 11 Orang Asli in Pahang, Terengganu down with measles

37 cases in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang have also been confirmed as measles after laboratory tests.

We need to do more for the Orang Asli

There's a lot more to be done to aid the marginalised Orang Asli populations and the sooner we start, the better.

US measles cases highest since 2000

A significant factor in the increase in cases of measles infection is misinformation.

Judge upholds New York City’s mandatory measles vaccination order

The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary.

Global measles cases up 300% year-on-year, says WHO

Measles has risen to 300% globally.

On the Sahara’s edge, the fight to protect children against measles

Measles is often dismissed by so-called anti-vaxxers who oppose immunisation as a disease of the past or non-threatening.

Australia ramps up measles warnings as cases jump

There were 83 measles cases so far this year in Australia.

Measles: Nearly wiped-out, on the rise again

In wealthier parts of the world the anti-vaccine movement has seen measles outbreak spike.

Without vaccine, hundreds of children die in Madagascar measles outbreak

In Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries, parents are desperate to vaccinate their children, many trudging for miles to get to clinics for shots.

Facebook launches offensive to combat misinformation on vaccines

Facebook is facing pressure to tackle the spread of misinformation about vaccines.

Govt mulling compulsory vaccination for measles, diphtheria

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says the government is committed to preventing any further deaths from these diseases.

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