Measles: Midwives urge pregnant women to get up-to-date on vaccines

Midwives from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust are saying now is the time for pregnant women and their families to ensure they are vaccinated to reduce the risk of still births.
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As of 7/29/2019, there have been 642 confirmed cases of measles in NYC this year. Pregnant women and their fetuses represent a susceptible population to measles infection. Ideally, proof of vaccination against measles should be documented prenatally. In the absence of such data, measles immunoglobulin G (IgG) titers can be used. Prior studies conducted before the present measles outbreak showed maternal measles IgG titers (MIT) to be in the non-immune range between 3.1-16.5% of the time. The percentage of pregnant women with MIT in the immune range during the current measles outbreak is unknown.
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The objective of this study was to determine whether titers were more often below the threshold for immunity in pregnant women than would otherwise be expected for their age.
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