Guidance Highlights Dangers of Measles in Pregnancy Guidance Highlights Dangers of Measles in Pregnancy

A revised consensus statement and a new practice advisory provide guidance for clinicians caring for pregnant and reproductive-aged women who are at high risk of developing measles.Medscape Medical News
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Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
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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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Current measles vaccination policy might not give high enough coverage to prevent its resurgence Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Texting can improve flu jab uptake Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised
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Readers in some of the 22 states where measles have been diagnosed this year discuss how the fear of catching the disease is affecting their daily lives.
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Download the flyer UCLA statement on measles case1. What is measles?Measles is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that lives in the nose and throat. The symptoms of measles include:Fever   (101°F or higher)CoughRunny noseRed watery eyesRash of red spots. Some are slightly raised. Typically starts on the face or hairline and spreads to the rest of the body.Measles can lead to serious illnesses, hospitalization, and even death. Serious illnesses include:DiarrheaEar InfectionBrain Damage        Pregnant women, infants, young children, and persons with a weakened i...
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Now 390 people in New York City have contracted measles, all but one of them live in four Brooklyn ZIP codes. Officials have issued court summonses to 12 people who have refused to vaccinate.
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(NEW YORK) — U.S. measles cases in 2019 have climbed to their highest level in 25 years in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, pushing this year’s nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. That would make 2019 the worst year for measles since 1994. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its national measles count on Mondays. CDC officials said they are reviewing the latest reports. Roughly three-quarters of this year’s illnesses...
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Since it is not a brief answer, rather than respond to Mr. Bachtell's question in the comments, I'll do a front page post on it.CDC provides information about complications of measles here. This applies to the United States and other wealthy countries. Measles is much more dangerous in poor countries where many children are malnourished or debilitated from chronic infections, but that's a bit off topic.The actual death rate from measles in developed countries is about 1-2 per 1,000. However, 1 in 20 children will get pneumonia as a complication, which may require expensive treatment including mechanical ventilation. An add...
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Abstract Rubella is generally a mild and self-limited disease in children. During pregnancy, rubella can have potentially devastating effects on the developing fetus. Postnatal rubella is transmitted primarily by inhalation of virus-laden airborne droplets or direct contact with infected nasopharyngeal secretions. In susceptible pregnant women, the virus may cross the placenta and spread through the vascular system of the developing fetus. Postnatally acquired rubella typically begins with fever and lymphadenopathy, followed by an erythematous, maculopapular rash. The rash classically begins on the face, spreads c...
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