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Right now, many people are hoping for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus. While that’s still on the horizon, new research suggests that families who do vaccinate their children may not be following the recommended schedule. Vaccines are given on a schedule for a reason: to protect children from vaccine-preventable disease. Experts designed the schedule so that children get protection when they need it — and the doses are timed so the vaccine itself can have the best effect. When parents don’t follow the schedule, their children may not be protected. And yet, many parents do not follow the sc...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
Immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella-zoster viruses (VZV; MMRV) is a common condition of employment for health care workers (HCWs) to ensure compliance with national standards and state laws. When documentation of complete vaccination or laboratory-confirmed infection is not available, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) criteria are used to guide vaccination or anti-MMRV IgG testing. We assessed the performance of the BioPlex 2200 MMRV IgG multiplex flow immunoassay (MFI; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA) and matched immunofluorescence assays (IFAs; MBL Bion, Des Plaines, IL) in 220 HCWs ca...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Immunoassays Source Type: research
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Infections remain a common cause of death despite new vaccination programmes and a fall in overall child deaths Related items fromOnMedica Prime minister issues call to action on MMR Measles programme must be stepped-up Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Routine child vaccination coverage rates fall European countries losing fight against measles
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  How are you handling the coronavirus pandemic? Most people are struggling right now, but for those of us with mental illness, these days can feel truly overwhelming. Fear, depression, isolation and loss of routine are just a few of the difficulties many of us are facing. In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie discuss what we can do right now to make things just a little better, and they share their personal hopes and fears for humanity once this pandemic subsides. You’re not alone — we’re all in this together. Join us for an important discussion on how we can handle this time of fear and unc...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs
Since 2016, large scale measles outbreaks have heavily affected countries across Europe. In England, laboratory confirmed measles cases increased almost four-fold between 2017 and 2018, from 259 to 966 cases.
Source: BMC Public Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
GPs help needed to identify patients at high risk from coronavirus Related items fromOnMedica Covid-19 spread by presymptomatic carriers One million people call NHS coronavirus support line Government announces self-isolation guidelines Covid-19 ‘social distancing’ measures proposed to protect vulnerable Measles warning as vaccination rates fall
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The American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy position statement on MMR prevention in immunocompromised cancer and hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) patients by Pergam et. al. addresses many of the concerns both providers and patients have about Measles prevention post-transplant.1 However, we are skeptical about the data regarding the safety of the MMR vaccination guidelines for post-allogenic bone marrow transplant patients as stated in this article.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Microneedle array patches (MAP), which have previously been used for cosmetics applications, are being considered for delivering a variety of vaccines. Earlier this year Harro Höfliger and PATH hosted a conference exploring such opportunities that drew representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, and other researchers. The group is working to improve vaccination levels in low- and middle-income countries, particularly those for measles and rubella but also for other diseases, Stefan Bernsau, director, needle technology for Ha...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: R & D Source Type: news
[VOA] Shejirina Moni sits beside her children in front of their makeshift home in a shanty community in South Sudan's capital Juba. Six of her children have died of various illnesses. She's got three left.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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