A flight attendant who contracted measles has died amid a global rise in outbreaks

The flight attendant, who had reportedly received one of two immunizations, had been in a coma since April.
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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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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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The United States recorded eight new measles cases last week, taking the total for the year to 1,172 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
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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.
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