Measles outbreak: Loddon head teacher makes immunisation plea

Loddon head teacher Jim Adams writes to parents after three pupils contract the disease.
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MEASLES OUTBREAKS have become a contemporary threat after the disease was all but eradicated in certain countries less than 30 years ago. Why has measles returned as a public health threat?
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The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
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Authors: Hon KL, Leung AKC, Leung K, Chan GCF PMID: 31416996 [PubMed - in process]
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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.
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The flight attendant, who had reportedly received one of two immunizations, had been in a coma since April.
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Conclusion: Our study provides data on the largest series of hospitalised adults infected with HIV and co-infected with measles. More severe consequences seemed to occur in hospitalised HIV-positive patients.
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The United States recorded 10 new measles cases last week, taking the total cases for the year to 1,182, in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
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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.
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I wrote about this topic a few years back, but the recent outbreak of measles has once again ignited the debate of just what the government has the right to do or not do in compelling individual actions in support of public health. This is an old question, and it ’s worth considering it in historical […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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