Congo-Kinshasa: Measles Cases Go Up in DRC

[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo has witnessed an upsurge of measles with more than 13,000 cases reported since January this year.
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Oct 15;70(41):1435-1440. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7041a1.ABSTRACTImmunization is a safe and cost-effective means of preventing illness in young children and interrupting disease transmission within the community.* The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends vaccination of children against 14 diseases during the first 24 months of life (1). CDC uses National Immunization Survey-Child (NIS-Child) data to monitor routine coverage with ACIP-recommended vaccines in the United States at the national, regional, state, territorial, and selected local levels.† CDC assessed v...
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When I was a medical student in Pakistan, I lamented the condition of its public health system, symbolized by its inability to eradicate polio or measles despite successes in other countries (1). Admittedly, at that time I had not envisioned a COVID-19 pandemic, nor had I imagined that convincing people for vaccination would be a challenge, especially in the western world (2).
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Condition:   Diarrhoea Interventions:   Drug: altSonflex Placebo;   Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose C;   Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose B;   Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose A;   Biological: GSK's Meningococcal A, C, Y and W-135 conjugate vaccine;   Combination Product: GSK's Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoi d and acellular pertussis vaccine;   Combination Product: GSK's Poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine;   Combination Product: Sanofi Pasteur's Typhoid Vi polysaccharide vaccine;   Biolo...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Infectious diseases represent, as a group, the main cause of mortality in the world. The most important reasons are multidrug-resistant pathogens, the rapid spread of emerging diseases aggravated by globalization, and the extended reach of tropical and vector-borne diseases resulting from continued climate change. Given the increase in these diseases and the limited effectiveness of antibiotics, traditional knowledge can constitute a useful tool to address these new health challenges. The aim of this work is to analyze extensively the available ethnobotanical data linked to infections and infestations in the Catalan lingui...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Monroe County Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed 22 cases ofmeasles in Wisconsin. Cases have occurred among people currently living at Fort McCoy in Monroe County with recent history of travel from Afghanistan as part of the United States government ’s emergency evacuation efforts. There are currently zero known, active measles cases at Fort...(see release)
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Many parents of younger children in the United States chose not to keep them up to date with routine vaccinations during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Thursday JAMA Pediatrics found.
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ConclusionAdherence to STIKO recommendations was poor. However, patients are willing to follow a physician ’s recommendation for vaccination.
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Historical background of measles in Israel. After the introduction of universal measles vaccination for infants in Israel in 1967, the incidence rate of the disease in Israel dropped dramatically. Relatively moderate-sized outbreaks occurred in cycles of two- to five-year intervals, and by the early 1990s the mean annual incidence rate had decreased more than 90% compared to the pre-vaccination era. (The history of measles incidence and immunization strategies in Israel have been reported elsewhere [1].) Since the mid-1990s, MCV has been given in two doses at 12 months and six years, as part of Israel's routine immunization program.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess serocoverage under the EPI and access to vaccination clinics.METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed to assess serocoverage after childhood vaccination among hill tribe children who lived in 34 selected villages in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. A validated questionnaire was administered, and 3-mL blood specimens were collected. Antibodies against hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs), hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc), measles, Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), and tetanus were detected. Chi-square tests were performed to detect the different proportion of patients with antibodies wit...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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