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Govt mulling compulsory vaccination for measles, diphtheria

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

Philippine measles epidemic tops 14,000 cases and still rising

The government recorded 14,938 cases and 238 deaths from measles as of Feb 28.

Compulsory vaccination not the solution, Unicef tells government

Unicef says there is little evidence that mandatory laws improve vaccination coverage.

UN warns of ‘complacency’ as measles cases soar worldwide

UN warns that conflict, complacency and the growing anti-vaccine movement threatens work done to tame the disease.

Minister blames anti-vax groups for lack of immunisation coverage

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says it is difficult to implement compulsory vaccination when anti-vaccination groups influence others.

Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak

The death toll is expected to grow as more cases are confirmed of the disease, with children as the most affected.

11 dreaded diseases vaccines can prevent

Among the diseases that can cause needless suffering and in some cases death, are TB, Polio, Tetanus, Mumps And Rubella.

NZ warns of measles infection on Malaysia Airlines flight

Medical authorities in Auckland say passengers on MH133 on April 15 should monitor for symptoms after one of them on the flight was infected.

At least 70 children dead in Venezuela measles outbreak, NGO says

At least 70 children from an indigenous tribe have died from an outbreak of measles in a remote jungle region of eastern Venezuela, a human rights group said Thursday.

Vaccinate kids or risk measles outbreak, warns health ministry

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says Malaysia may soon face an outbreak due to parents who are against vaccination.

Indonesia declares deadly Papua measles outbreak over

Official figures showed a total of 72 children died while hundreds more were sickened as a result of the "extraordinary" outbreak.

Measles? Bring it on, says US ‘vaccine choice’ movement

Despite the multitude of scientific evidence promoting the efficacy of vaccines, many still oppose their use.

Dozens of toddlers die from malnutrition, measles in Papua

At least 59 toddlers have died in the remote Asmat region, which has a severe shortage of doctors.

Govt may offer free vaccinations for foreigners, kids

Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam says this will help prevent the spread of contagious diseases in the country.

‘Drastic upward trend’ in refused vaccinations

Selangor health director says 500 cases reported in the first quarter, and cases of measles in Selangor have gone up because parents refused vaccine jabs for their children.

Measles cases up three-fold since 2015

Most cases were in private homes and director-general of health says increase is because children were not immunised.

Penyakit campak meningkat 340%

Peningkatan kes demam campak itu disebabkan kanak-kanak tidak mendapatkan imunisasi.

Mufti: Vaccine with ‘haram’ substances permissible in Islam

Islam stresses on the well-being of its followers and allows the use of vaccine containing 'haram' substances when there is no other medicine available, says Kelantan Mufti.

Measles vaccination for children of foreigners?

Health ministry considering this measure to control spread of the disease among local population.

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