Measles surveillance lags in U.S. workplaces, expert says
(Reuters Health) - - Monitoring for measles in U.S. workplaces needs improvement, especially in the healthcare sector, an occupational safety expert argues.
MEASLES is a childhood infection and one of the most infectious viral illnesses known to man. A recent drop in vaccination rates has seen a rise in cases, and Dr Chris Steel took to ITV ’s This Morning to warn of the serious, and sometimes life-threatening, complications measles can lead to if you don't get the jab.
Urgent action has been ordered to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles were reported in the UK during first quarter of 2019. Actions to achieve this include NHS England writing to GPs and strengthening role of local immunisation coordinators.
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Wegene Borena Measles elimination has been identified as a public health priority in Europe for a long time but has not yet been achieved. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends identification of susceptible sub-populations to target supplementary immunization activities. We used three different sources of information: retrospective samples investigated for measles IgG between 1997 and 2016, vaccine coverage data from the existing electronic registry for birth cohorts 2015 to 1999, and surveillance data from 2009 until 20 July 2019. We calculated susceptibility by birth cohort using seroprevalence data, adjust...
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?
Over 230 measles cases were reported in the UK in the first quarter of the year.
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.
Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months.