Measles Outbreak in Philippines Spreads Beyond Capital

Health officials said a vaccine scare in 2017 had deterred parents from immunizing their children against the disease.
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Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08622B, CommunicationChang-xin Huo, Debashis Dhara, Scott Baliban, Setare Tahmasebi Nick, Zibin Tan, Raphael Simon, Anup Kumar Misra, Xuefei Huang The first synthetic carbohydrate based potential anti-Salmonella Enteritidis vaccine has been developed by conjugating a synthetic tetrasaccharide antigen with bacteriophage Q β. High levels of specific and long lasting anti-glycan IgG... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Research ArticlesS. INAIDA, Y. SHOBUGAWA, S. MATSUNO, R. SAITO, H. SUZUKI,Epidemiology&Infection,Volume 144 Issue 12, pp 2561-2567Abstract
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Research ArticlesS. ROWELL, C. KING, C. JENKINS, T. J. DALLMAN, V. DECRAENE, K. LAMDEN, A. HOWARD, C. A. FEATHERSTONE, P. CLEARY,Epidemiology&Infection,Volume 144 Issue 12, pp 2494-2500Abstract
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Research ArticlesJ. L. HU, L. L. CUI, C. J. BAO, Z. M. TAN, S. RUTHERFORD, L. YING, M. L. ZHANG, F. C. ZHU,Epidemiology&Infection,Volume 144 Issue 12, pp 2672-2678Abstract
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(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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Publication date: Available online 15 March 2018Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Marco Tulio Angulo, Jorge X. Velasco-HernandezAbstractWe will inevitably face new epidemics where the lack of long time-series data and the uncertainty about the outbreak dynamics make difficult to obtain quantitative predictions. Here we present an algorithm to qualitatively infer time-varying contact rates from short time-series data, letting us predict the start, relative magnitude and decline of epidemic outbreaks. Using real time-series data of measles, dengue, and the current zika outbreak, we demonstrate our algorithm can outperform existing...
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: The continuous deployments of polio resources, infrastructures and systems for responding to other disease outbreaks in many African countries has led to a number of lessons considered as best practice that need to be documented for strengthening preparedness and response activities in future outbreaks. METHODS: We reviewed and documented the influence of polio best practices in outbreak preparedness and response in Angola, Nigeria and Ethiopia. Data from relevant programmes of the WHO African Region were also analyzed to demonstrate clearly the relative contributions of PEI resources a...
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Discussion We applied simple phenomenological models applied to surveillance data of Zika cases from Antioquia, Colombia, to forecast the size of the Zika epidemic and evaluate the reproduction number within the first two disease generations. Using the GRM model that incorporates the possibility of sub-exponential growth dynamics22, we were able to generate reasonable forecasts of epidemic size within 22% of observed values based on 30 days of epidemic data. By contrast, the logistic growth model consistently underestimated the epidemic size and was not able to capture the early growth phase of the Zika epidemic, which exh...
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We describe our application of this model to weekly case reports from countries in the Americas during the first year of CHIKV invasion there. In doing so, we establish direct relationships between climatic drivers and transmission, and we propose a platform for future work that will allow for inference of more nuanced links between transmission and putative drivers and for forecasting the continued spread of CHIKV throughout the Americas. Methods The goal of our analysis was to understand drivers of spatial and temporal variation in the potential for autochthonous transmission, rather than drivers of pathogen movement a...
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