Madagascar: 1,100 Measles Deaths Are More About Money Than 'Vaccine Hesitancy'
[IRIN] Antananarivo -In a healthcare centre in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo nine-year-old Faneva inches his arm forward. The nurse disinfects his skin before inserting the needle. A few seconds later, it's all over. The young boy smiles in relief.
Publication date: April 2020Source: Current Opinion in Virology, Volume 41Author(s): Peter J Hotez, Tasmiah Nuzhath, Brian Colwell
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CONCLUSIONSWe confirm that seroprotection for vaccine-preventable disease is affected by treatment for pediatric malignancy. A single booster dose of vaccine might be a practical way to restore vaccine immunity in patients after chemotherapy.
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Luke Gardner, 21, from Northamptonshire, is well aware of the toll the illness can take. He caught mumps as well as German measles while studying broadcast journalism.
Jäger Ungerechts Engeland Priming and activation of CD8+ T cell responses is crucial to achieve anti-viral and anti-tumor immunity. Live attenuated measles vaccine strains have been used successfully for immunization for decades and are currently investigated in trials of oncolytic virotherapy. The available reverse genetics systems allow for insertion of additional genes, including heterologous antigens. Here, we designed recombinant measles vaccine vectors for priming and activation of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells. For proof-of-concept, we used cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) lines specific for the melano...
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Measles may lead to serious, fatal complications not often associated with the disease, a new study finds.