Measles on the March: A Call to Action

Viral Immunology, Ahead of Print.
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72 measles-related deaths have been recorded since the outbreak started.
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A resurgence of measles cases has been seen in all WHO Regions since 2017. In the Asia Pacific Region, outbreaks of measles have been reported from countries where measles has previously been eliminated (including Australia, Cambodia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea) and in endemic countries with high incidence rates (including Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam).
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Vaccination rates for the illness have stagnated worldwide for nearly 10 years, the World Health Organization says.
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The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific.
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ConclusionsConsanguineous marriages account for a genetic “founder effect.” SCID is a pediatric emergency that dictates immediate precautions and curative treatment with HSCT. Due to lack of newborn screening for SCID within the Palestinian population, most patients in this cohort were diagnosed upon clinical symptoms, which led to a delayed diagnosis, harmful administration of contra-indicated live vaccines, delay in HSCT, and poor outcome.
Source: Journal of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: 14–20 December 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10215Author(s): Ed Holt
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Helena C. Maltezou, Xanthi Dedoukou, Elpida Pavi, Maria Thoeodoridou, Kostas AthanasakisSummaryMeasles represents an occupational risk for healthcare personnel (HCP). A total of 117 cases of measles among HCP were notified in Greece during 2017-2018. We were able to contact 46 of them. Most of those contacted had a serious clinical course with complications, necessitating hospitalization in 67% of cases. All HCP reported absenteeism, for a mean duration of 21.2 working days (range: 3-60 days); 54.3% of HCP reported being at w...
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ConclusionsThis study provides initial perspectives on measles preparedness among Idaho CAHs, despite limited generalizability. Future studies should explore whether self-reported preparedness measures reflect the ability of the CAHs to control measles spread when cases present for care.
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(Natural News) There are few subjects more controversial right now than that of vaccination. Thanks to one hysterical mainstream media story after the other declaring a measles outbreak with multiple deaths somewhere in the world, people who have valid questions about the health risks and potential long-term effects of vaccinations have been vilified by many....
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Health officials are concerned that Samoa’s outbreak could heighten the spread of measles in neighboring islands.
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