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27 May 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 20,827 cases were reported with 199 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vaccine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage in recent years resulted in large immunity gaps among younger children against vaccine preventable diseases including measles.

26 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

An estimated 2.9 million Filipino children are unvaccinated and remain vulnerable to life-threatening diseases

MANILA, 25 April 2019 — An estimated 2.9 million Filipino children are unvaccinated and remain vulnerable to life-threatening diseases such as measles, rubella and polio, UNICEF highlights today as it marks World Immunization Week from 24-30 April.

14 Apr 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 20,827 cases were reported with 199 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vac-cine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage in recent years resulted in significant immunity gaps among younger children.

02 Apr 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 20,827 cases were reported with 199 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vaccine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage over the last decade resulted in low resistance or presence of herd immunity among younger children.

26 Mar 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 21,812 cases were reported with 202 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vac-cine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage over the last decade resulted in low resistance or presence of herd immunity among younger children.

19 Mar 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 21,812 cases were reported with 202 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vac-cine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage over the last decade resulted in low resistance or presence of herd immunity among younger children.

12 Mar 2019 description

Current Situation Between 1 January and 7 March 2019, 18,553 measles cases including 286 deaths were officially reported through the routine surveillance system from the Philippines Department of Health (DoH): a 384%% increase with the same time period in 2018 (see Table 1).
With a median age of 2 years old, 56% of measles cases are under 5 years of age.

06 Mar 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao: in 2018, 21,812 cases were reported with 202 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak, as weak routine immunization system resulted in a decrease in overall immunization coverage. The Philippines Department of Health (DoH) declared measles outbreaks in 5 Regions (Region NCR, III, IV-A, VI, VII) on 7 February 2019, whereas cases are being reported from all 17 Regions.

Current Situation

04 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

En Ucrania, Filipinas y Brasil se registraron los mayores aumentos de casos de sarampión entre 2017 y 2018. Solamente en Ucrania se registraron 35.120 casos de sarampión en 2018. Según el gobierno, otras 24.042 personas contrajeron la infección solamente en los dos primeros meses de 2019. En Filipinas, en lo que va de año, se han registrado 12.736 casos de sarampión y 203 muertes777, en comparación con los 15.599 casos que se produjeron durante todo el año en 2018.

02 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

En 2018, les trois quarts de l’augmentation totale des cas de rougeole concernaient dix pays, avec notamment des épidémies importantes au Brésil, à Madagascar, aux Philippines, en Ukraine et au Yémen.

NEW YORK, le 1er mars 2019 – Le nombre de cas de rougeole dans le monde atteint des niveaux préoccupants, en particulier dans dix pays qui représentent plus de 74 % de l’augmentation totale et dans plusieurs autres où l’on considérait jusqu’ici que la maladie avait disparu, avertit l’UNICEF aujourd’hui.

01 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Ten countries accounted for approximately three-quarters of the total increase in measles in 2018, including significant outbreaks in Brazil, Madagascar, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Yemen

NEW YORK, 1 March 2019 – UNICEF warned today that global cases of measles are surging to alarmingly high levels, led by ten countries accounting for more than 74 per cent of the total increase, and several others that had previously been declared measles free.

Countries with ten highest increases in cases between 2017 & 2018[1]

26 Feb 2019 description

Current Situation

Between 1 January and 23 February 2019, 12,736 measles cases including 203 deaths were officially reported through the routine surveillance system from the Philippines Department of Health (DoH): a significant increase compared to 2,789 cases and 25 deaths reported in the same time period in 2018 (see Table 1).

21 Feb 2019 description

Current Situation

Between 1 January and 18 February 2019, 9,267 measles cases including 146 deaths were officially reported through the routine surveillance system from the Philippines Department of Health (DoH): a 266% increase with the same time period in 2018 (see Table 1).

12 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

MANILA, 8 February 2019 – UNICEF is alarmed at the recent reports of various occurrences of measles outbreak across the Philippines. Reported incidences of death and illnesses in children from the vaccine-preventable disease is unacceptable. Recent reports from the DOH and the World Health Organization (WHO) show there are more than 20,000 reported measles cases in the country as of December 2018, a 500 per cent increase compared to last year.

11 Feb 2019 description

Current Situation

During 2018, a total of 21,812 measles cases were reported in the Philippines: a 376% increase with 2017. With a Case Fatality Rate of 0.93%, 202 people died of the disease in 2018, most of them children.

Between 1 and 9 February 2019, an additional 4,302 measles cases including 70 deaths were officially reported through the routine surveillance system from the Philippines Department of Health (DoH): a 122% increase with the same time period in 2018 (see Table 1).