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
Purpose of review Studying primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) provides insights into human antiviral immunity in the natural infectious environment. This review describes new PIDs with genetic defects that impair innate antiviral responses. Recent findings New genetic defects in the interferon (IFN) signaling pathway include IFNAR1 deficiency, which causes uncontrolled infections with measles-mumps-rubella or yellow fever vaccines, and possibly also cytomegalovirus (CMV); and IRF9 deficiency, which results in influenza virus susceptibility. Genetic defects in several pattern recognition receptors include MDA5 deficienc...
Getting measles is even more dangerous than doctors had realized, because it destroys immunity that the individual has acquired to other diseases, researchers said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information
For those with an immunodeficiency, live vaccines may pose a greater risk than benefit. However, the decision to vaccinate should be carefully considered as evident by our case.
Measles has been eliminated for almost 20 years, and it remains so, despite an almost year-long outbreak that threatened that status, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News
AbstractObjectivesTo determine the allergic reactions that develop after Measles and Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination, and whether any delay in the timing of vaccination occurs in children with food allergy.MethodsChildren with food allergy who were admitted to the Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital Healthy Child Clinic between 1st January 2015 and 30th June 2018 for Measles or MMR vaccination were studied retrospectively. Their age, delayed days of vaccination, the types of allergic food, the results of the specific IgE and skin tests, and any reaction after the vaccination were recorded.ResultsD...
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology,Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 135-138, September 2019.
CDC researchers identified strategies used to decrease exposure to measles in outpatient facilities that lack negative-pressure rooms.Medscape Medical News
Publication date: Available online 15 July 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Mervin Piñones, Maria Landaeta, Paula Bustos, Paola Toche, Pamela Morales, Carola Escobar, Arturo Borzutzky, Rodrigo Hoyos-Bachiloglu
So far this year, the number of global measles cases is surging, reaching numbers that haven't been this high since 2006, according to WHO; measles vaccine uptake is also suboptimal.Medscape Medical News