Genetic sequencing of measles suggests a much older history for the virus

Tests on lungs from 1912 say disease may have existed 2,300 years ago. If correct, findings could have implications for maintaining long-neglected archives.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news

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Authors: Blackmore TK, Bloomfield M, Burge S, Low K, Dzhelali M, Nesdale A PMID: 31945050 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
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.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state ’s most powerful elected leaders.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Freedom of Religion Law and Legislation State Legislatures Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Private and Sectarian Schools Measles Jews and Judaism Parenting Agudath Israel of America American Academy of Pediatrics Source Type: news
Conclusions: Our findings will assist health care professionals and policy makers in preparing targeted information campaigns to address questions and counteract vaccine hesitancy.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Reports Source Type: research
[Daily Trust] Three new laboratories on Tuesday officially joined the network of labs for yellow fever, measles and rubella.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: The prevalence of persistent MMA (IgG titer ≥200 mIU/ml) among the infants aged 9–12 months was 10%. The choice of vaccinating infants at the end of 9 months for the first dose of measles vaccine is justified as the remaining (90%) of infants were susceptible for measles infection at this age.
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
The spectrum of infectious diseases with potential skin involvement, either primary or secondary to systemic disease, is vast. Unusual host inflammatory responses may be elicited by certain pathogens, including reactions with an inherent capacity for misdiagnosis as neoplasia. Current, emerging, re-emerging and/or recently recognized pathogens or infections of major significance include carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections, Ebola virus disease, measles, Mycobacterium lepromatosis as a second aetiological agent of leprosy, and Emergomyces africanus infection among those living with HIV/AIDS.
Source: Diagnostic Histopathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Mini-symposium: Dermatopathology Source Type: research
Source: BMJ Comments - Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums
BOSTON (CBS) — Routine childhood vaccines are often required for entry into school, but does making vaccines mandatory actually improve immunization rates? And what if families had to pay a penalty for failing to vaccinate? A new study in the journal Pediatrics aimed to answer these questions. Researchers looked at 29 European countries and found those that legally mandate vaccinations for measles and pertussis or whooping cough, for example, had higher vaccination rates than countries that did not mandate them. In countries with mandatory vaccination that did not allow families to opt-out for religious or other non-...
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Source: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: research
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