Measles and mistrust in Ukraine weaken world's defences
Many of the people coming to Anna Kukharuk's private medical clinic don't have a disease. What plagues them is doubt. But its effects are a health emergency that the doctor and hundreds of others are struggling to remedy.
The United States recorded 11 measles cases over a month as of Nov. 7, taking the total cases for the year to 1,261 in the worst outbreak since 1992, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.
New wart treatment involves injecting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine into warts which could banish the skin growths for good. The patients would receive four doses of it.
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Lee Worden, Sarah F. Ackley, Jennifer Zipprich, Kathleen Harriman, Wayne T.A. Enanoria, Rae Wannier, Travis C. PorcoAbstractA large measles outbreak in 2014–2015, linked to Disneyland theme parks, attracted international attention, and led to changes in California vaccine policy. We use dates of symptom onset and known epidemic links for California cases in this outbreak to estimate time-varying transmission in the outbreak, and to estimate generation membership of cases probabilistically. We find that transmission declined significantly d...
One new case of measles was reported this weekend in the United States, with the country suffering its worst outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in close-to three decades.
ConclusionThe countries in this region needs to work hard to reduce this burden. This requires huge investment especially the finance and human resource development.
Publication date: 9 November 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3255Author(s): Debora MacKenzie
[This Day] Over 2 million children in Benue State are to be vaccinated during the 2019 integrated measles and meningitis campaign to hold from 16th to 23rd November, 2019 in the 277 wards across the 23 local government areas of Benue State. Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Bem Ageda disclosed this during a media orientation meeting in Makurdi yesterday saying that both measles and meningitis immunisations so were to run concurrently. Ageda said a total of 1,108,990 children between the ages o
Publication date: December 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 12Author(s): Partho Roy, Johan Vekemans, Andrew Clark, Colin Sanderson, Rebecca C Harris, Richard G WhiteSummaryBackgroundBCG has been recommended at birth in countries with a high tuberculosis burden for decades, yet delayed vaccination is widespread. To support a WHO guidance review, we estimated the potential global tuberculosis mortality benefit of administering BCG on time and consequences of later administration.MethodsWe estimated age-specific BCG coverage in 152 high-burden countries using data from large, nationally representative hou...