How One County Scrambled to Keep America Measles-Free How One County Scrambled to Keep America Measles-Free

In Rockland County, New York, a wooded suburb 30 miles north of Manhattan, a teenage boy lay in a room in an empty wing of a health clinic, in a fetal position, coughing.Reuters Health Information
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Adv Med Sci. 2021 Sep 28;66(2):424-431. doi: 10.1016/j.advms.2021.08.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: The role of infectious agents in allergy development is ambivalent. On one hand, there are reports of an association between a previous infection (especially a viral respiratory tract infection) and developing hypersensitivity to inhaled allergens, which in turn may increase the risk of developing allergic reactions. On the other hand, there are reports emphasizing a protective effect of a number of infectious agents against allergy development. The aim the study was to find possible associations between a past ...
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsChildren with allergies mount and maintain a comparable immune response to the measles vaccine.
Source: PLoS One - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe present study is in line with the current state of research that MMR vaccination is not associated with atopic diseases.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Gelatin-containing vaccines should be administered with caution or avoided in patients with AGS because of their high potential to activate basophils indicating a risk for anaphylaxis. Also, BAT is a useful additional tool when it comes to screening for potentially high-risk alpha-gal-containing drugs.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
When does a pandemic end? Is it when life regains a semblance of normality? Is it when the world reaches herd immunity, the benchmark at which enough people are immune to an infectious disease to stop its widespread circulation? Or is it when the disease is defeated, the last patient cured and the pathogen retired to the history books? The last scenario, in the case of COVID-19, is likely a ways off, if it ever arrives. The virus has infected more than 100 million people worldwide and killed more than 2 million. New viral variants even more contagious than those that started the pandemic are spreading across the world. And...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news
n S Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Suspected hypersensitivity reactions (HRs) associated with vaccines are frequently reported, but confirmed cases of vaccine-triggered HRs are rare. Suspected HRs should be distinguished from actual HRs. The aims of this study are to identify the rate of actual vaccine-triggered hypersensitivity in patients who were referred to the paediatric allergy clinic due to a suspected HR and to explore the rate of revaccination in a real clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed with a group of preschool children who were evaluated by skin and...
Source: Allergologia et Immunopathologia - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) Source Type: research
The number of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-infected patients keeps rising in most of the European countries despite the pandemic precaution measures. The current antiviral and anti-inflammatory therapeutic approaches are only supportive, have limited efficacy, and the prevention in reducing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus is the best hope for public health. It is presumed that an effective vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 infection could mobilize the innate and adaptive immune responses and provide a protection against severe forms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease. As the ra...
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
several of the proteins produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus inhibit interferon (IFN) and IFN gene responses, thus abating the innate immune response during the initial infection. Several US and European investigators have reported in the past trained immunity after BCG or measles vaccination: an enhanced non-specific (innate) immune response to non-related pathogens, which for BCG can last a year. However, BCG might be too strong a stimulus which we preferred not to use in the light of the cytokine storm-like syndrome in some patients with advanced COVID-19.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news
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