Congo-Kinshasa: Measles Deaths Exceed 6 000

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE death toll in the world's worst measles epidemic, currently battering the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has surpassed 6 000.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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The pandemic of COVID-19 has occurred close on the heels of a global resurgence of measles. In 2019, an unprecedented epidemic of measles affected Samoa, requiring a state of emergency to be declared. Measles ...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a worldwide effect for what seems like an eternity. After shelter-in-place orders became more prevalent in March,  most people probably didn’t think they’d still be wearing masks in October. So the question remains, when will the pandemic end?  It turns out there are quite a few factors that contribute to the rise and fall of a pandemic, some within our control, some that are not. An outbreak becomes a pandemic when it meets two criteria, first, it spreads rapidly and widely, and second, it must qualify as a severe disease. If either of these factors change, it is no long...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Coronavirus COVID COVID-19 COVID-19 Feature Source Type: blogs
Rubella, sometimes known as German measles, is an infectious disease caused by the rubella virus, generally involving a mild febrile disease accompanied by rash and lymphadenopathy (Menser et al., 1978; Lambert et al., 2015). While rubella is mostly self-limiting and is asymptomatic for 25% –50% of infections, pregnant women infected in the first trimester can suffer a variety of complications, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) (Panagiotopoulos et al., 1999; Lambert et al., 2015).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Some directly transmitted human pathogens, such as influenza and measles, generate sustained exponential growth in incidence and have a high peak incidence consistent with the rapid depletion of susceptible individuals. Many do not. While a prolonged exponential phase typically arises in traditional disease-dynamic models, current quantitative descriptions of nonstandard epidemic...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Biological Sciences Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These data show that at least 2.9% of the patients did not have sufficient protection against measles. Interestingly, the majority of patients born after 1970 had protective antibodies despite the lack of vaccination against measles. The efforts in primary and also in the specialist medical care should be urgently strengthened in order to be able to guarantee an adequate infection prophylaxis in particularly endangered patients. PMID: 32930874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research
The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday it has ended the world's largest measles outbreak that has killed more than 7,000 children since it was declared 14 months ago.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Inverse correlation between dengue and ER should be further studied for causation, which we believe may prove dengue as least common cause. Reporting of rickettsial outbreaks should be enhanced by undertaking statewide awareness and procurement of gold standard tests.
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Ragusa R, Platania A, Cuccia M, Zappalà G, Giorgianni G, D'Agati P, Bellia MA, Marranzano M Abstract Measles is a highly contagious airborne disease. Unvaccinated pregnant women are not only at risk of infection but also at risk of severe pregnancy complications. As measles causes a dysregulation of the entire immune system, we describe immunological variations and how immune response mechanisms can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes. We evaluated data during the measles outbreak reported in the province of Catania, Italy, from May 2017 to June 2018. We controlled hospital discharge records for pati...
Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research
The number of measles cases declined in European Union/European Economic Area countries and the United Kingdom in 2020. Reported cases to The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control decreased from 710 to 54 between January and May. Epidemic intelligence screening observed a similar trend. Under-diagnoses and under-reporting during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic should be ruled out before concluding reduced measles circulation is because of social distancing and any community control measures taken to control COVID-19.
Source: Eurosurveillance - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Measles outbreaks are possible in Japan as a result of visitors from abroad. Items to mitigate an outbreak were identified as maintenance of high vaccination rates, readily available information regarding the location of negative pressure hospital rooms, the status of measles development, and finally medical staffing issues. There is a continued risk of measles outbreaks occurring in infants and individuals who do not have a measles antibody titer. PMID: 32741907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research
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