New measures to secure MMR vaccine for private patients

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has been added to a list of medicines which cannot be parallel exported out of the UK.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Less than half of pediatric travelers who are eligible for pretravel measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination are vaccinated during pretravel consultation, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA...
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MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- Many American kids aren't vaccinated against measles before they travel overseas to areas where the disease is endemic, a new study finds. Nearly 60% of these children hadn't received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Francesco Paolo Bianchi, Luigi Vimercati, Francesca Mansi, Sara De Nitto, Pasquale Stefanizzi, Letizia Alessia Rizzo, Grazia Rita Fragnelli, Enza Sabrina Silvana Cannone, Luigi De Maria, Angela Maria Vittoria Larocca, Silvio TafuriBackgroundThe active immunization of health care workers (HCWs) is a primary measure to prevent nosocomial infection; despite this, vaccine coverage among HCWs in most countries is low. To increase vaccine coverage in the health care setting, the hygiene and occupational medicine departments...
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract In the U.S., measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination is recommended as two vaccine doses. A third dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is being administered in certain situations (e.g., identified seronegativity and during outbreaks). We studied rubella-specific humoral immunity (neutralizing antibody, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay/ELISA IgG titer and antibody avidity) and the frequencies of antigen-specific memory B cells before and after a third dose of MMR-II in 109 female participants of childbearing age (median age, 34.5 years old) from Olmsted County, MN, with two documented prior MMR v...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
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...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: ALLERGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND RELATED DISORDERS: Edited by Jordan S. Orange Source Type: research
Physicians repeat it over and over: Vaccines like the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine do not cause autism; they are safe and effective. Yet the decades-old false claim that vaccines do cause autism has convinced millions of parents not to give their children potentially lifesaving shots and could lead more to opt out, according to Texas physicians.
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Conclusion: Triangulating routine data on measles vaccination coverage and disease surveillance provided new insights into population immunity and helped identify vulnerable groups, which was useful for prioritizing public health actions to close gaps in immunity. This approach could be applied in any country that routinely records vaccine coverage and disease incidence. PMID: 31673191 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Bull World Health Organ Source Type: research
Measles virus is directly responsible for more than 100,000 deaths yearly. Epidemiological studies have associated measles with increased morbidity and mortality for years after infection, but the reasons why are poorly understood. Measles virus infects immune cells, causing acute immune suppression. To identify and quantify long-term effects of measles on the immune system, we used VirScan, an assay that tracks antibodies to thousands of pathogen epitopes in blood. We studied 77 unvaccinated children before and 2 months after natural measles virus infection. Measles caused elimination of 11 to 73% of the antibody repertoi...
Source: ScienceNOW - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Immunology, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news
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