UN health experts warn ‘dramatic resurgence’ of measles continues to threaten the European region

Europe has lost ground in eliminating  measles, as the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined, the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) warned on Thursday. 
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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In the past decade, multiple mumps outbreaks have occurred in the United States, primarily in close-contact, high-density settings such as colleges, with a high attack rate among young adults, many of whom had the recommended 2 doses of mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Waning humoral immunity and the circulation of divergent wild-type...
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Dynex DSX Software-IVD ELISA Assays effected as follows: DSX Assay File Software: ZEUS vl B. burgdorferi lgG-lgM.asy ZEUS vl Borrelia VlsEl-pepClO lgG-lgM.asy ZEUS Parvovirus B19 lgG (9Z7701G).asy ZEUS Parvovirus B19 lgM (9Z7701M).asy ZEUS vl HSV-1 and 2 lgM.asy ZEUS vl Sm-RNP [CF] .asy ZEUS vl Sm-RNP [CV].asy ZEUS vl CMV lgG.asy ZEUS vl CMV lgM.asy ZEUS vl EBV-VCA lgG.asy ZEUS vl EBV-VCA lgM.asy ZEUS vl H. pylori lgG.asy ZEUS vl M. pneumoniae lgG.asy ZEUS vl M. pneumoniae lgM.asy ZEUS vl Measles lgG.asy ZEUS vl Mumps lgG .asy ZEUS vl T. gondii lgG .asy ZEUS vl T. gondii lgM.asy ZEUS vl VZV lgG.asy ZEUS vl Rubella lgG .asy...
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Measles (rubeola) is a highly contagious disease with significant morbidity/mortality. Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) is a live-attenuated vaccine used in the United States (US) since the early 1970s to prevent m...
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Vaccinations before and during pregnancy are important to protect both mother and baby. Three vaccinations are recommended: flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis), and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella).
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(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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This information about the UK's progress towards measles and rubella elimination was updated in August 2019.
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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- The frequency of circulating memory B cells (MBCs) specific for mumps is much lower than that of those specific for measles and rubella among healthy college-aged students who were vaccinated in childhood, according to a...
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