As Measles Surges, ‘ Decades of Progress ’ Are in Jeopardy

Health officials expressed alarm about a rebound in measles, once nearly eradicated in many regions. Reported cases surged by nearly a third worldwide.
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(Florida Atlantic University) A commentary by researchers addresses the specter of clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns that have been raised because of the recent measles outbreaks in New York. So far, the outbreaks seem to have emanated from ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents whose affected children were never vaccinated. Their commentary is motivated in part by the availability of important and relevant data from a small case series of interviews conducted with ultra-Orthodox Jewish mothers in Williamsburg and Rockland counties.
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There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018.
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795 cases of mumps and 231 of measles in first quarter of 2019 Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Results from children ’s flu jab pilots ‘encouraging’ World ’s first malaria vaccine piloted in Malawi babies HPA warns of possible measles epidemic Vaccination of children could target flu best
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KEENE, N.H. (CBS) – A child in New Hampshire who was initially diagnosed with the measles last week actually had a reaction to the vaccine and is not infected with the virus, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday. The department released a statement Sunday warning the public that a child had been diagnosed with infectious measles and had been at three locations in Keene. But further lab tests revealed that this was not an infection but rather a reaction to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, which is made using a weakened version of the virus to build up a person’s immun...
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Introduction of a measles vaccine in 1968 has reduced annual cases in England from around 460,000 to less than 1,000. However, the levels of  vaccine coverage needed to eradicate measles remain elusive.
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As a medical student, the place I dreaded most was the ward at the children’s hospital where they kept the chronic ventilator patients. Unlike the other floors, where there was shouting and laughter and tears, and all the commotion and turbulence of youth, here it was dark and lifeless and eerie, with no sound except the hum of the ventilators, and the rattle of air being forced through plastic tubes. It was a place of failure and defeat, the desolate aftermath of some vast and tragic battle. An unexpected aftermath of measles My patient was a teenager who had been in a coma for years. His limbs had stubbornly twiste...
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As the United States battles its worst measles outbreak in 25 years, summer camps are tightening their policies on vaccines, with some prepared to turn away children whose parents opted not to vaccinate them against the disease.
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With outbreaks reported around the country, measles are on the minds of many people, including some in New York who want stiffer vaccination laws. Legislative measures in the state, though, such as a bill earlier this month that would have mandated vaccinations for children to attend school and eliminated religious exemptions, failed to make it out of committee and to a vote in the state Assembly. Some states in recent years, to mixed revie ws from constituents, made it easier for parents to receive…
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AbstractLive-attenuated vaccines (LAVs) can protect humans against 12 viral and three bacterial diseases. By definition, any clinical infection caused by a LAV that is sufficiently severe to require medical intervention attests to an inherited or acquired immunodeficiency that must be diagnosed or identified. Self-healing infections can also result from milder forms of immunodeficiency. We review here the inherited forms of immunodeficiency underlying severe infections of LAVs. Inborn errors of immunity (IEIs) underlying bacille Calmette-Gu érin (BCG), oral poliovirus (OPV), vaccine measles virus (vMeV), and oral ro...
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Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but recent outbreaks, driven by misinformation about the MMR vaccine, have occurred due to undervaccination in vulnerable communities.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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