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Vaccination drive to stop measles in British Columbia

Health authorities in the western province of British Columbia are launching a drive to vaccinate Kindergarten to Grade 12 students against measles between April and June 2019. There have been 19 cases of the disease so far  this year. Measles» 

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Worldwide surge in measles alarms UNICEF

The United Nations charity, UNICEF, warns that cases of measles are surging around the world posing a growing threat to children. In Canada, eight cases of the potentially deadly disease were reported from the beginning of the year to February» 

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Get vaccinated against measles, urges chief doctor

An outbreak of measles in the western province of British Columbia has prompted Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer to urge anyone who has not been inoculated against the disease to get vaccinated now. Nine cases of measles have been diagnosed» 

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Chief doctor urges people to get measles vaccine

Dr. Theresa Tam has taken to Twitter to warn travelers about measles. “#Measles is highly contagious! Make sure your family’s vaccinations are up-to-date before travelling,” tweeted Canada’s interim chief medical officer of health. The tweet comes after health officials confirmed» 

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Measles concern with minor outbreak in Toronto

A recent incident of four cases of measles in Toronto has officials concerned. The disease, caused by a virus, has been virtually eliminated in Canada thanks to vaccination programmes, with only a few cases per year reported.  These are usually»