Germany Might Make Measles Vaccinations Mandatory

Lawmakers in Germany are considering a new law that would fine parents if their children aren’t vaccinated against measles. The Guardian reports that the draft law would make vaccinations mandatory for any child attending nurseries or schools, as well as teachers, educators and medical staff. Failure to comply could result in fines of up to US$2,800. If approved this year, the law would go into effect by March 1, 2022, and would require parents to provide proof of their children’s vaccination by mid-2020. The proposed measure comes amid a global resurgence of the respiratory illness that has been driven in part by anti-vaccination scare campaigns. The measles, mumps and rubella vaccination, known as MMR, has been a regular target of the “anti-vaxxer” movement, which peddles a widely discredited theory that the vaccine is linked to autism. The World Health Organization has named “vaccine hesitancy” a top 10 threat to global health. In 2018, 98 countries reported an uptick of measles cases, including in areas previously declared measles free. Measles is more contagious than Ebola, tuberculosis or influenza, according to UNICEF. In the U.S., measles cases have climbed to the highest level in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Last month, a public health emergency was declared in New York City, where a large number in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities remain unvaccinated. Officials have also ordered ...
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To report the spectrum of ethambutol induced optic neuropathy in a group of renal patients with tuberculosis and the role of visual evoked response (VER) in evaluating this disorder. METHODS: Twenty-three renal patients who were started on ethambutol as a part of anti-tubercular treatment for tuberculosis in India, were divided into 4 groups based on glomerular filtration rate (GFR): group 1-chronic kidney disease (CKD) with GFR 30 ≤ 60 mL/min; and group 4-GFR> 60
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Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: BiologicalsAuthor(s): Niraj Shende, Abhijeet Karale, Preeti Marathe, Sourish Chakraborty, Asha D. Mallya, Rajeev M. DhereAbstractSodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) is a commonly used surfactant in protein solubilization and also during the polysaccharide purification. A GC-MS method has been developed to quantitate residual SDS in meningococcal polysaccharide serogroups A,C,W,Y and X circumventing the need of spectroscopic assays and HPLC based methods which are either unstable or requires the confirmation by MS. The developed method is based on quantitative conversion of SDS...
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Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and ProteomicsAuthor(s): Abyson Joseph, Valakunja Nagaraja, Ramanathan NateshAbstractGre factors reactivate stalled elongation complexes by enhancing the intrinsic transcript cleavage activity of RNA polymerase. Previous work by us has shown that unlike in Escherichia coli (E.coli), Mycobacterium tuberculosis Gre factor is essential for its survival. Apart from their role in transcription regulation Gre factors have been implicated in stress response. A recent study has shown the role of E.coli GreA as a cellular chaperone,...
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ConclusionsThe clinical course of acute NE was similar in adults and children with high frequency of AKI as well as thrombocytopenia, but with full recovery of all patients.
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AbstractBackgroundPaediatric dialysis patients still suffer from high morbidity rates. To improve this, quality assurance programs like the German QiNKid (Quality in Nephrology for Children)-Registry have been developed. In our study, the significance of underlying renal disease on a range of clinical and laboratory parameters impacting morbidity and mortality was analysed. Our aim was to evaluate whether or not disease-specific dialysis strategies should be considered in planning dialysis for a patient.MethodsInclusion criteria were defined as follows: (1) CAKUT (congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract) or gl...
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Publication date: December 2019Source: Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, Volume 50Author(s): Kevin E.M. Church, Xinzhi LiuAbstractA time-delayed SIR model with general nonlinear incidence rate, pulse vaccination and temporary immunity is developed. The basic reproduction number is derived and it is shown that the disease-free periodic solution generically undergoes a transcritical bifurcation to an endemic periodic solution as the vaccination coverage drops below a critical level. Using numerical continuation and a monodromy operator discretization scheme, we track the bifurcating endemic periodic solution as th...
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