Health Tip: Understanding Measles

-- Measles is a contagious disease caused by a virus that is passed through the air and direct contact, says the World Health Organization. The first signs of measles are high fever, cough, red and watery eyes, and small white spots inside the...
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CONCLUSION: Anti-vaccine ideas were born with vaccines; they are abundantly spread through the Internet and social networks and can give a false impression of their basis in reality. It is time for positive action not merely a defensive approach. PMID: 31522949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
[Febrile seizures, epilepsy, migraine, diabetes, and heart disease as well as measles, chicken pox, and whooping cough in children and adolescents in Germany : Results from KiGGS Wave 2]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2019 Sep 16;: Authors: Poethko-Müller C, Thamm R, Heidemann C, Busch M, Neuhauser H Abstract Trends of frequent chronic diseases and health problems, e.g. allergic diseases, have already been published based on the KiGGS Wave 2 study as part of the health monitoring of children and adolescents in Germany. The present work complements these ...
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research
(This post has been updated with relevant recent information.) The United States was declared free from ongoing measles transmission in 2000. But we may be at risk for joining the UK Greece, Albania, and the Czech Republic, four countries recently stripped of measles elimination status by the World Health Organization. Since the beginning of 2019, more than 1,234 measles cases have been reported in 31 states, with active outbreaks in upstate New York and El Paso, Texas. New York has just declared the end of its yearlong outbreak, which required a massive public health response to control. Minnesota had a major measles outb...
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Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months.
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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.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
On March 23, 2018, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (TCDC) was notified by the Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases of a measles case in a Taiwanese man (32 years old) with an unknown vaccination history. The patient had traveled from Taiwan to Bangkok, Thailand, where measles was widespread, during March 1 –4. He had returned to Taiwan on March 4, went to work, and developed fever and cough on March 14. On March 17, he flew from international airport A in Taiwan to Okinawa, Japan, where he developed rash on March 19 and was confirmed to have measles by real-time RT-PCR testing.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
On March 23, 2018, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (TCDC) was notified by the Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases of a measles case in a Taiwanese man aged 32 years, with an unknown vaccination history. The patient had traveled from Taiwan to Bangkok, Thailand, where measles was widespread, during March 1 –4. He returned to Taiwan on March 4, went to work, and developed fever and cough on March 14. On March 17, he flew from international airport A in Taiwan to Okinawa, Japan, where he developed rash on March 19 and was confirmed by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing t o have measles.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
[Vaccine rejection and vaccination management: the grey areasRecusa vacinal e gestão da imunização: nuances e contrastes]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2019;43:e54 Authors: Hortal M, Di Fabio JL Abstract Vaccinating children has been an unquestioned tradition for many years. However, there is now great concern over the growing rejection of childhood vaccination, as well as other less evident obstacles that affect vaccination coverage.Multiple factors are involved in the rejection of a specific vaccine or vaccination in general, including actions by anti-vaccination groups, as well as d...
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents.
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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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