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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, residents of the Malawi village of Tomali wait to have their young children become test subjects for the world's first vaccine against malaria in a pilot program. The World Health Organization is now warning that the battle against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, where it routinely kills hundreds of thousands a year, could be set back 20 years as countries focus almost all their energy and resources on containing the coronavirus outbreak. "We must not turn back the clock,” Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, file)
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April 24, 2020 - 7:46 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — One of the hard lessons the World Health Organization learned during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was this: Other diseases can be forgotten and take a deadlier toll. The WHO is now warning that the battle against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, where it already...
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Measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion
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August 26, 2019 - 4:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge has upheld a New York state law repealing religious exemptions from vaccinations required for children in schools or day care programs. The state Legislature repealed the religious exemption in June amid the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades. Families who...
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Measles vaccine
Roman Didkivskyi
Andrew Weber
August 14, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A New York judge declined on Wednesday to issue an immediate ruling on whether unvaccinated New Yorkers can go back to school. Parents of children who have been affected by the state’s elimination of the religious exemption to otherwise mandatory vaccines sought a court order...
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FILE - This March 27, 2019 file photo shows a sign explaining the local state of emergency because of a measles outbreak at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up U.S. measles cases, which remain on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
David Caplan
July 25, 2019 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rockland County will not renew its measles state of emergency, first issued on March 26, County Executive Ed Day said Thursday at a press conference. Day said there has been a decrease in measles month-to-month in the suburban New York City county, which has endured a...
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Measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion
June 16, 2019 - 3:07 pm
The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp.
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, federal health officials updated the U.S. measles case count, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 14, 2019 - 5:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted...
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Kimberly Dole
June 13, 2019 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The state Senate is expected to vote to end a religious exemption for vaccinations in New York on Thursday and the Assembly is set to move the bill to the floor for a vote in the coming days. Amid an outbreak of measles, the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo appear set...
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Measles
Dreamstime
June 08, 2019 - 1:08 pm
New Jersey health officials are warning people who might have been to a Union County office about a week and a half ago that they may have been exposed to a contagious measles patient.
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Measles vaccine
Roman Didkivskyi
Kimberly Dole
May 30, 2019 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Health Department officials say that New York’s measles outbreak, has now spread to Staten Island and Manhattan. The number of people diagnosed with measles has risen to 550 the Health Department reports. Seven of those cases are Staten Island residents with another residing...
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Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is among those calling for an end to religious exemptions for measles vaccinations.
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Mike Montone
May 28, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Measles cases have now reached 940 with outbreaks in 26 states around the country. RELATED: Rockland County exec calls on Trump to require visitors to prove measles immunization Conn. lawmakers warned state is at risk for measles outbreaks New York accounts for 82 percent of...
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