Tag Archives: Measles

Everything we know about the measles outbreak's 'patient zero'

The revelation that the ongoing measles outbreak is tied to a foreign individual does not come as a surprise to those who have studied the disease. Washington state epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist said that so-called ‘patient zero’ in the ongoing outbreak was someone who was visiting the U.S. from outside the country, according to ABC… Read More »

Measles warning: New York in 'largest outbreak of recent history' – is the UK at risk?

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can lead to some deadly complications, warned the NHS. The infection caused around 110,000 deaths around the world in 2017 – mainly children under five years old. New York state is currently in the middle of a measles outbreak that started in September. At least 160 people… Read More »