Re: Measles: Samoa declares emergency as cases continue to spike worldwide
You’ve done it! You’ve taken that last birth control pill, removed your IUD, or stopped using your contraceptive method of choice. You’ve made the decision to try to conceive a pregnancy, and while this is an exciting time in your life, it can also feel overwhelming. There is so much advice around fertility and pregnancy, and sifting through it all just isn’t possible. For many mothers, their goals crystallize around ensuring that their baby is healthy. Evidence-based steps that may prevent birth defects January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, so we want to focus on things you can do to reduce th...
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. The rapid nature of its origin and speed in transmission reminds us that national security is threatened when ...
Coronavirus spreads outside of Wuhan city Related items fromOnMedica Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs NHS staff, patients and parents urged to get flu vaccine Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Pneumonia guidelines might raise death rate
Authors: Blackmore TK, Bloomfield M, Burge S, Low K, Dzhelali M, Nesdale A PMID: 31945050 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsReceiving the birth dose is positively associated with up-to-date status later in childhood, highlighting the importance of starting vaccination early. The association is insensitive to confounding by factors observed in National Immunization Survey-Child, but investigation of unobserved factors such as vaccine hesitancy could provide critical information to guide intervention strategy.
Measles is characterized by fever and skin rash in children, adolescents and adults. It may also result in long-lasting immune suppression11, 26, 34. Measles is caused by Measles Virus (MeV) and the disease can be controlled using effective vaccines and global vaccination programs. However, its re-emergence is a major concern due to thousands of fatalities and therefore the World Health Organization (WHO) has setup a target for elimination of measles by 2023 in South-East Asia region45, 59. Resurgence of measles has been observed globally since 2016 in Europe and Americas5 including a recent outbreak in Philippines6.
Widespread vaccination has significantly reduced measles-related morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet measles remains a disease of global public health concern due to its highly transmissible nature, propensity to rapidly develop into outbreaks among children in resource-scarce settings, and rising levels of vaccine hesitancy.1,2 Although primarily spread between humans via direct contact (e.g., droplets from coughing or sneezing), the measles virus (MeV) can become aerosolized and persist in an airspace or on surfaces for several hours.
Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state ’s most powerful elected leaders.
Conclusions: Our findings will assist health care professionals and policy makers in preparing targeted information campaigns to address questions and counteract vaccine hesitancy.
[Daily Trust] Three new laboratories on Tuesday officially joined the network of labs for yellow fever, measles and rubella.