Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Responds to the Worrying Increase in Measles Cases

[MSF] Measles is once again on the rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The recent upsurge in cases - more than 13,000 since January 1st - is a major source of concern for M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
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Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2021 Dec 2. doi: 10.1080/14787210.2022.2013808. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: In solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients, viral infections are associated with direct morbidity and mortality and may influence long-term allograft outcomes. Prevention of viral infections by vaccination, antiviral prophylaxis, and behavioral measures is therefore of paramount importance.AREAS COVERED: We searched Pubmed to select publications to review current preventive strategies against the most important viral infections in SOT recipients, including SARS-CoV-2, influenza, CMV and other herpesvirus...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Ann Med. 2021 Dec;53(1):2286-2297. doi: 10.1080/07853890.2021.2009128.ABSTRACTThe current COVID-19 global pandemic continues to impact healthcare services beyond those directly related to the management of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and disease. We reviewed the published literature to assess the pandemic impact on existing global immunization activities and how the impact may be addressed. Widespread global disruption in routine childhood immunization has impacted a majority of regions and countries, especially in the initial pandemic phases. While data indicate subsequent recovery in immunization rates, a substantial number ...
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
We present the incidence and vaccination status of pediatric cases (age
Source: PEDIATRICS - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: Quick Recertification Series Source Type: research
Health officials fear that the drop in vaccinations will spark global outbreaks and deaths from the highly contagious disease.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
We report the case of a 4-year-old boy who initially developed a widespread popular–pustular rash 2 weeks after his 12-month measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations. These resolved with scarring then recurred following his 24-month vaccinations. Multiple skin biopsies were negative for infectious organisms and showed a granulomatous infiltrate with perforation and necrobiosis. The differential diagnosis included perforating granuloma annulare, infection, or rheumatoid nodules. At the age of 4, he developed fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia and other laboratory abnormalities, requiring hospitalization. A number...
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research
[WHO-AFRO] The National Primary Health Care and Development Agency (NPHCDA), World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, and partners are working to boost population immunity against measles, meningitis, and yellow fever in 13 high-risk states.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: This study revealed a poor level of CBDV implementation and barriers to its effective implementation which include lack of prioritizing CBDV, limited capacity among health staff in performing CBDV, and conflicting job roles among health staff. There was a high level of immunization data discrepancy for measles-1 and DTP/Pentalent-3 vaccines. Based on our finding, we make the following recommendations: building skills among health workers to perform CBDV, enhancing availability and use of standard CBDV tools, ensuring monitoring, and control mechanism, and setting clear definition of roles regarding CBDV, as wel...
Source: Ethiopian Journal of Health Development - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: The study revealed that health facilities over-reported immunization data elements in primary health care units. Attentions should be given to address organization, behavioral, technical, and contextual factors influencing immunization data quality, generation, handling, and use. [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2021; 35(SI-3):56-64]Keywords: Immunization data quality, Factors influencing, Verification factor, Wogera district
Source: Ethiopian Journal of Health Development - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The mumps vaccination rate could be improved by adding the mumps vaccine in the routine vaccination program and educating parents by disseminating correct information on mumps and the mumps vaccine, and by primary care physicians routinely recommending vaccination.PMID:34815119 | DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.11.015
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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