The basics of the MMR vaccine from a pediatrician

As the U.S. endures its largest measles outbreak in 25 years— one that ’s almost certainly going to get worse before it gets better— we ’re getting a lot of calls and questions at my office. What’s measles, what’s the best way to prevent it, when should the vaccine be given to adults and children? […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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We described nosocomially clustered cases of measles secondary to a nonvaccinated index case occurring in a teenage psychiatric unit despite optimum vaccine coverage. Surveillance of this fully vaccinated closed cohort showed a 7% attack rate. Vaccination limited the risk of complicated measles and the onset of a large outbreak.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
ConclusionsBeing unvaccinated and having a contact history increased the risk of measles are two risk factors of measles infection. A mass measles immunization to the school children was undertaken and a strict measles surveillance and notification system were recommended to control the transmission in the future.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Measles infections are now confirmed in 30 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).?"We have more measles cases than we have had in the last 30 years," says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group.? "This is an explosive outbreak." "This is a reflection of people not [...]
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Until recently, measles exposures were relatively rare, and so consequently, were an afterthought for cancer and/or blood and marrow transplant recipients and their providers. Declines in measles herd immunity have reached critical levels in many communities throughout the US, due to increasing vaccine hesitancy, so that community-based outbreaks have occurred. The reemergence of measles as a clinical disease has raised serious concern among immunocompromised patients and those who work within the cancer and hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) community.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 559 (65 MB .mp3, 108 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV!
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The complete TWiV team give a report on the Ebola virus outbreak in DRC, and reveal that cell surface nectin proteins cause the transfer of cytoplasmic cargo, including measles virus, between cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Fire Alarm at ASV Ebola outbreak sitrep(WHO) Ebola outbreak dashboard(WHO) Ebola outbreakDRC (MSF) Ebola articles at CIDRAP Ebola virus vaccine could run out(STAT news) Nectin me...
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It can often feel like trust in science is a casualty of the “fake news” era. Skepticism of well-established concepts like vaccine safety and climate change is widespread today, with consequences including an unprecedented measles outbreak in the U.S. and an ever-warming environment. It may be surprising, then, that a new, nationally representative survey of 4,500 adults from the Pew Research Center shows that confidence in scientists is on the upswing. In 2019, 86% of Americans said they had at least a fair amount of confidence that scientists are acting in the public’s best interests. That’s up fr...
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With an  unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it would need to triple its budget to tackle the complex crisis, which included intensifying the overall pub lic health response and launching measles vaccinations. 
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
nership A literature review was conducted to identify evidence of cases and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) that have been reported from on board ships and the methods applied on board for prevention and control, worldwide, in 1990 to April 2019. Moreover, evidence from seroprevalence studies for the same diseases were also included. The literature review was conducted according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews (PRISMA) guidelines. A total of 1795 cases (115 outbreaks, 7 case reports) were identified, the majority were among crew (1466/1795, 81.7%) and were varicella cases (1497, 83....
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- Due to waning vaccination levels in some areas, measles outbreaks are back with a vengeance. But many globe-trotting Americans may not realize the problem is worldwide. Therefore, making sure your measles vaccination is...
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