Freshers are urged to make sure they are up-to-date with their meningitis and measles jabs

Public Health England's request to new university students comes as the number of cases of the contagious bug measles on the continent has reached an eight-year high.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Our study calls attention to the insufficient vaccination of adolescents for pertussis, HBV, meningococcal C disease, and HPV. The absence of a system that routinely provides the vaccination status of this population is a major public health issue in France. The use of an electronic immunization record was innovative, but this tool is not extensively used in the general population and has been evaluated by Santé publique France (the French national public health agency). PMID: 30527973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
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...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study showed an increased occurrence of ITP after MMR and meningococcal C vaccines. It is reassuring for other vaccines. We cannot exclude temporal association with MMR and meningococcal C vaccines due to the peak of ITP incidence at 12 months of age in the general population. However, vaccine-induced ITP is a very rare event, which does not cast doubt on the interest of vaccination.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 311. Disorders of Platelet Number or Function: Advances in the Treatment of ITP Source Type: research
(Meningitis Research Foundation) The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Global Burden of Disease study showed that meningitis deaths reduced by just 21 percent globally between 1990-2016, whereas other preventable diseases such as measles, tetanus, and diarrhea due to rotavirus saw declines of 93 percent, 90.7 percent, and 57.9 percent, respectively, suggesting that progress in meningitis could have been substantially faster.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This study was conducted to analyse the clinical characteristics of measles in infants and to compare them with those in older children. Clinical and sociodemographic details of all hospitalised children with suspected measles were recorded and confirmed cases were analysed further. Twenty-four infants and 34 children aged>1 year were included. Most infants were boys and 15 (62.5%) of them were aged
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research
Authors: Beaman MH Abstract Meningitis and encephalitis are medical emergencies. Patients need prompt evaluation and immediate empiric therapy to reduce the likelihood of fatal outcomes and chronic neurological sequelae. Conjugate bacterial vaccines have significantly reduced the incidence of bacterial meningitis, especially in children. As the results of changes in patterns of bacterial drug sensitivity, ceftriaxone is now part of the recommended empiric treatment for bacterial meningitis and should be administered as early as possible. Neuroimaging delays the treatment of meningitis and is not needed in most case...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Condition:   Healthy Volunteers (Meningococcal Infection) Interventions:   Biological: Meningococcal Polysaccharide (Serogroups A,C,Y and W) Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate vaccine MenACYW conjugate vaccine;   Biological: Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W 135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine;   Biological: Meningococcal Polysaccharide (serogroups A,C,Y and W-135) Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine;   Biological: Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine;   Biological: Diphtheria and Tetanus ...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Healthy Volunteers (Meningococcal Infection) Interventions:   Biological: Meningococcal polysaccharide (serogroups A,C,Y and W) tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine (MenACYW conjugate vaccine);   Biological: Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W 135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine (MENVEO®);   Biological: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pe rtussis, Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Vaccine;   Biological: Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine;   Biological: Rotavirus Vaccine;   Biological: Hepatitis B Vaccine;   Biol...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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