An outbreak of measles in Ondo West LGA, Ondo State, Nigeria, February -May, 2013
Background: Measles is a febrile rash illness and highly contagious viral disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is the fifth leading cause of death among under-five children worldwide. On 6th May, 2013, suspected measles cases were reported from Ondo West LGA to State Ministry of Health Akure. We investigated the outbreak to confirm diagnosis of measles, assess the magnitude, identify the source of the infection and institute control measures.
MEASLES symptoms include a rash, cough, aches, pains, and a runny nose. New York is currently in the middle of the “largest outbreak in recent history”. Is the UK at risk of the infectious virus disease?
The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.
WHO is supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar to respond to an unusually large measles outbreak.
[Nigeria Health Watch] A one-year-old child with suspected measles is lying in one of the small rooms outside the emergency paediatric unit of the General Hospital, close to the Emir's palace in Katsina city. He was brought in two days ago and is surrounded by his mother and two other relatives. The boy is just one of the many children that have presented with the same condition in the last year, according to the nurse on duty. The acting state coordinator of the World Health Organisation in Katsina, Dr. Emanuel Okpe, who suppor
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Sang Woo Park, David Champredon, Joshua S. Weitz, Jonathan DushoffAbstractInfectious-disease outbreaks are often characterized by the reproduction number R and exponential rate of growth r. R provides information about outbreak control and predicted final size, but estimating R is difficult, while r can often be estimated directly from incidence data. These quantities are linked by the generation interval – the time between when an individual is infected by an infector, and when that infector was infected. It is often infeasible to obtain t...
CONCLUSION: Although vaccination was understood as an important intervention to prevent childhood diseases, participants reported numerous barriers to vaccination. Strengthening vaccine demand and acceptance among displaced Rohingyas can be enhanced by improving vaccination delivery practices and engaging trusted leaders to address religious and cultural barriers using community-based channels. PMID: 30642728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In one county alone, more than 100 cases have been confirmed since October.
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The vaccination rate against measles, mumps and rubella is the lowest it has been since 2011, and needs to be improved to prevent further outbreaks.