Nigeria:Immunization: A National Health Emergency
[allAfrica] As we mark Africa Vaccination Week and World Immunization Week, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) and partners can point to significant progress. Thanks to vaccination efforts, there was for example an 84% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2016 worldwide.
ConclusionsDisparities persist in pediatric vaccinations in Kenya, with Somali children more likely than non-Somalis to be under-vaccinated. Health inequalities among migrants and ethnic communities in Kenya should be addressed.
CONCLUSION: Primary care physicians play a key role in vaccination. The focus of further strategies should lie above all in improved patient education and in targeted reminders for patients who neglect to vaccinate themselves and/or their children. PMID: 30518471 [PubMed - in process]
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include U.S. mortality data and the acute flaccid myelitis situation
Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fuelled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines.Reuters Health Information
We report the two cases of genital warts, who had an excellent response with intralesional MMR vaccine.
Abstract BACKGROUND: China's immunization program is one of the oldest and largest in the world. Rates of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) are comparable to those in high-income countries. The program's evolution has been characterized by ambitious target setting and innovative strategies that have not been widely described. METHODS: We reviewed national and provincial health department archives; analyzed disease surveillance, vaccination coverage, and serosurvey data from 1950 through 2016; and, conducted in-depth interviews with senior Chinese experts involved early VPD control efforts. RESULTS: Wide...
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Luca Coppeta, Antonio Pietroiusti, Luca Morucci, Anna Neri, Mariacarmela Ferraro, Andrea Magrini
CONCLUSION: The state of immunization of the nursing staff remains insufficient to prevent the occurrence of measles cases and the staff is also insufficiently informed. It is essential to have knowledge of the immunization status of this population, to organize the vaccination of non-immunized personnel within the occupational health unit, to prevent the emergence of new cases of measles and to reinforce the information regarding the importance of precautions related to airborne transmission in case of measles. PMID: 30514605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) says that despite decreases in incidence and mortality during 2000-2017, the 2015 global milestones have not been achieved, and there has been a measles resurgence in Europe. Continuing to increase coverage of measles vaccination is critical to achieving and sustaining elimination goals.
Just seven per cent of eligible children in conflict areas in the southern Philippines were immunized against measles this year, WHO says.