Measles is 'even more serious than people realise' doctors warn

The highly contagious infection can lead to deadly complications, three of which were discussed in a report published today.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: The health status of healthcare workers differs from that of the general population. Thus, it is important to consider the occupational characteristics of healthcare personnel. This study is unique in that it was conducted based on medical use indicators rather than survey data.PMID:35040297 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2022.37.e22
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
We report a-14-month-old girl with a prolonged fever, a desquamating erythematous rash, and a new left hemiplegia. This was initially diagnosed as measles but her correct final diagnosis was Kawasaki disease (KD); she very rapidly defervesced and regained normal function of her limbs after appropriate treatment. We believe this is the first reported case in Liberia of KD in a child younger than two years of age.PMID:35037797 | DOI:10.1177/00494755211073271
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Vaccine. 2021 Dec 24:S0264-410X(21)01630-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.12.022. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe COVID-19 pandemic disrupted routine vaccinations for children and adolescents. However, it remains unclear whether the impact has been different for children and adolescents from low-income families. To address this, we compared monthly routine vaccination use per 1000 vaccine-eligible children and adolescents enrolled in Louisiana Medicaid in the years before (2017-2019) and during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020). Compared to the 2017-2019 average vaccination rates, we found a 28% reduction in measles, mumps, and...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Despite high rate of vaccination coverage with 2-doses of measles containing vaccine among Iranian children, outbreaks of measles occurred among different age groups and fully vaccinated subjects. Although the...
Source: BMC Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Public health policy-makers must be cognizant that large-scale public health efforts must be optimized for accessibility across all socio-economic levels to ensure public and population health gains are realized equitably.PMID:35025101 | DOI:10.17269/s41997-021-00578-5
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
We describe a measles outbreak among previously vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) and inpatients and the control measures implemented at a tertiary care hospital in 2019. Case-patients were laboratory-confirmed measles with throat swabs tested by quantitative polymerase chain reactions (PCR), during April –May 2019. Medical histories and documented immunization records were obtained. We compared attack rates (ARs) among HCWs by occupational subgroup and age and examined the outbreak-associated costs. The index case was not ascertained. Among 26 measles case-patients (22 HCWs, four inpatients) aged 18–28 ...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Mark Sumner at DK has aroundup of news from overwhelmed health care systems around the country. This seems to be getting very little attention from national media, for some reason -- this is a list of local stories, which don't seem to have gotten the attention of editors at CNN or the New York Times.This is definitely bad news in the present, but it's better news in the long run. The Covid-19 variant that's causing this is extremely contagious -- as contagious a measles, apparently. That means you can become infected just by briefly being in the vicinity of an infectious person. One thing that's really unpleasant about th...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Three million more children worldwide missed their recommended measles vaccine doses in 2019, representing the largest increase in 20 years.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1328:447-461. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-73234-9_30.ABSTRACTHerbal medications are typically used for the treatment of diverse diseases without significant adverse effects. The Rheum ribes (R. ribes), commonly called rhubarb, is a hardy perennial herb and is consumed all over the world. There is growing evidence of the therapeutic benefits of R. ribes. Extensive in vitro and in vivo investigations have shown that R. ribes reveals beneficial properties via different mechanisms. In the current article, various pharmacological and therapeutic effects of R. ribes have been reviewed. For this purpose, differe...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
Mol Ther Oncolytics. 2021 Nov 29;24:43-58. doi: 10.1016/j.omto.2021.11.020. eCollection 2022 Mar 17.ABSTRACTPD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint blockade has achieved unprecedented success in cancer immunotherapy. Nevertheless, many immune-excluded tumors are resistant to therapy. Combination with oncolytic virotherapy may overcome resistance by inducing acute inflammation, immune cell recruitment, and remodeling of the tumor immune environment. Here, we assessed the combination of oncolytic measles vaccine (MV) vectors and PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. In the MC38cea model of measles virus oncolysis, MV combined with anti-PD-1 and MV vectors enc...
Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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