Measles Devastates Families, Challenges Doctors Measles Devastates Families, Challenges Doctors

The most recent measles outbreak, which was the worst in the U.S. since 1992, may be over, but the impact of the disease is not.WebMD Health News
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Many nations lack access to affordable testing. Now 120m antigen tests will help tackle this dangerous inequalityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe principles of managing infectious disease outbreaks, whether of measles, tuberculosis or Covid-19, are similar. You identify who has been infected by testing for the disease, discover where they acquired the infection and who may have also been infected through contact tracing, and stop the spread by asking those affected to isolate. People who become infected are treated with therapies that modify the course of the disease.It sounds simple, d...
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
This study included 358 nurses. 77.7% (217) had a protective measles-specific IgG antibodies level. Protection rate was higher among workers aging 40 years (82.6% vs 68.7%; p
Source: Annali dell Istituto Superiore di Sanita - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ann Ist Super Sanita Source Type: research
This article provides an expert opinion by Dr. Paul A. Offit a renowned and highly respected pediatric infectious disease physician, to consider non-vaccination of healthy children as a form of neglect.
Source: Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
We describe the clinical presentation and outcome of hospitalized patients during the outbreak.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0633 Source Type: research
r U Abstract Measles outbreaks occur rather frequently in Germany. Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are often treated with immunosuppressants. A recent study showed that about 7% of such patients are not protected against measles according to the lack of documentation in the vaccination card or the absence of protective antibodies. The Standing Committee on Immunization (STIKO) recommends a first vaccination against measles as a measles-mumps-rubella combined vaccination (MMR) in children aged 11-14 months and a second vaccination at 14-23 months. For adults born after 1970, vaccination against measles ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research
History illustrates the remarkable public health impact of mass vaccination, by dramatically improving life expectancy and reducing the burden of infectious diseases and co-morbidities worldwide. It has been perceived that if an individual adhered to the MMR vaccine schedule that immunity to mumps virus (MuV) would be lifelong. Recent mumps outbreaks in individuals who had received two doses of the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine has challenged the efficacy of the MMR vaccine. However, clinical symptoms, complications, viral shedding and transmission associated with mumps infection has been shown to be reduced in vacci...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Background: On 16th February 2018, District Health officer, Nasirabad reported 16 suspected measles cases from union council Dera Murad Jamali to provincial disease surveillance and response unit Quetta and requested for investigation. An FELTP fellow was deputed on 17th February to investigate outbreak, evaluate risk factors and recommend control measures.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0586 Source Type: research
Purpose of review In the wake of multiple recent outbreaks of the measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, it is crucial to understand and address parental concerns about vaccination. The purposes of this review are: to identify the causes of vaccine resistance, to elucidate the variables that have led to the success or failure of interventions to date, and to consider implications for pediatricians treating children whose parents are vaccination-resistant. Recent findings Recent research draws on insights from cognitive science to understand vaccine resistance and to develop more effective interventions. Studi...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: OFFICE PEDIATRICS: Edited by Henry H. Bernstein Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Checking vaccination record at kindergartens and primary schools and providing necessary catch-up vaccination was associated with increased coverage of measles and other vaccines, lower incidence of measles, and an apparent end to school-based measles outbreaks. Guizhou's experience of checking vaccination records at school enrollment led to implementation of this strategy in other provinces. In 2019, the kindergarten and school entry vaccination record check program was incorporated into China's national vaccine law. PMID: 32891472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
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