Falling Vaccination Rates: The Case of the MMR Jab
This House of Lords Library Briefing focuses on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. It looks at social media's role in the spread of misinformation, what the UK Government and social media companies have pledged to do about it, and what other countries are doing to solve declining rates of MMR vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving MMR uptake – GP practice campaign
NHS England has developed posters and other materials for GP practices to encourage people to be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evidence from large Danish cohort does not support an association between the MMR vaccine and autism: facts in a post-truth world
In a cohort of 657 461 children born in 1999 –2010, no association between the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism was observed. Despite this, it is unclear whether increasing medical evidence and facts about the lack of association between the MMR vaccination and autism will have beneficial impact in easing the minds of p arents and preventing unnecessary deaths. Prior to the availability of a measles vaccination in 1963, the majority of children contracted measles by the age of 15. Approximately 3–4 million US citizens were infected annually, with about 400–500 deaths, 48 000 hospital...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Activates 3 New Labs for Yellow Fever Testing
[Daily Trust] Three new laboratories on Tuesday officially joined the network of labs for yellow fever, measles and rubella. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

About 750 Seattle Students Will Be Excluded From School Because of Incomplete Vaccination Records
About 750 Seattle students won’t be allowed to attend school on Wednesday because they haven’t updated their vaccination records. The policy is a result of a new Washington state law that limited exemptions for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, requiring that students be fully vaccinated or be in the process of completing immunizations in order to attend school. The law, which followed a measles outbreak in the state, prohibits families from using personal or philosophical reasons to avoid the MMR vaccine. It still allows for exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Wednesday marks the deadline...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized vaccines washington Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Children aren't getting vaccinated before international travel
U.S. children who travel abroad are not getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before they travel to protect them from ongoing measles outbreaks, says a recent study. This leaves the children vulnerable to the highly infectious disease, which has made a resurgence in the U.S. after being eliminated in 2000. Most of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Less than half of pediatric travelers who are eligible for pretravel measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination are vaccinated during pretravel consultation, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against Measles
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- Many American kids aren't vaccinated against measles before they travel overseas to areas where the disease is endemic, a new study finds. Nearly 60% of these children hadn't received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rubella virus, some cancers mutated via same mechanism
An unusual collaboration between NIEHS and CDC reported an important discovery, with possible public health implications. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Congenital viral infections in England over five decades: a population-based observational study
Study (data from 1968 to 2016) reports that compared with earlier years of the study, rates in 2016 were higher for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, and varicella zoster virus, but lower for rubella. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Statement From Uganda's Minister of Health On the National Measles-Rubella and Polio Immunisation Campaign 2019
[WHO] On behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Government of Uganda, I take this opportunity to update the public on the just concluded national Measles-Rubella and Polio immunisation campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Could a MMR vaccine injected into warts be the answer to banishing unsightly skin growths?
New wart treatment involves injecting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine into warts which could banish the skin growths for good. The patients would receive four doses of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New measures to secure MMR vaccine for private patients
The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has been added to a list of medicines which cannot be parallel exported out of the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Google stops promoting adverts for homeopathy 'MMR' pills in victory for Mail campaign 
The search giant had been promoting sales of medically ineffective tablets branded under names such as 'MMR' and 'Rubella' to those who searched on related topics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism; Physicians Fight to Reassure, Immunize
Physicians repeat it over and over: Vaccines like the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine do not cause autism; they are safe and effective. Yet the decades-old false claim that vaccines do cause autism has convinced millions of parents not to give their children potentially lifesaving shots and could lead more to opt out, according to Texas physicians. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Amid Global Outbreaks, Seychelles Begins Vaccination Campaign Against Two Types of Measles
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Ministry of Health has started a national vaccination campaign against German measles and measles as a prevention measure in the face of outbreaks in all regions of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles virus infection diminishes preexisting antibodies that offer protection from other pathogens
Measles virus is directly responsible for more than 100,000 deaths yearly. Epidemiological studies have associated measles with increased morbidity and mortality for years after infection, but the reasons why are poorly understood. Measles virus infects immune cells, causing acute immune suppression. To identify and quantify long-term effects of measles on the immune system, we used VirScan, an assay that tracks antibodies to thousands of pathogen epitopes in blood. We studied 77 unvaccinated children before and 2 months after natural measles virus infection. Measles caused elimination of 11 to 73% of the antibody repertoi...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mina, M. J., Kula, T., Leng, Y., Li, M., de Vries, R. D., Knip, M., Siljander, H., Rewers, M., Choy, D. F., Wilson, M. S., Larman, H. B., Nelson, A. N., Griffin, D. E., de Swart, R. L., Elledge, S. J. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Uganda: Doubts, Social Media Campaign Derail Uganda's Drive to Give Children Jabs
[East African] Uganda has just concluded a national polio, measles and rubella immunisation campaign that ended October 23, and which was marred by a growing vaccine sceptism by the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Scores Highly in the Measles-Rubella-Polio Vaccination Campaign
[WHO] In the recently concluded Measles-Rubella-Polio campaign conducted by Uganda's Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), partial results reveal that 18 770 706 (105%) children have so far been vaccinated against Measles and Rubella. This is higher than the nationwide target which was 18 100 000 children. The Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign targeted children above nine months but below fifteen years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles, mumps and rubella: How do we eliminate them?
A future free of the three diseases is "within reach" despite recent outbreaks, a health boss says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- For the 2018 to 2019 school year, coverage was 94.7 percent for two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to research published in the Oct. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tanzania: Seeking to Toss Polio Into Dustbin of Medical History
[Daily News] AUTHORITIES in Kagera are working on initiatives to conduct measles-rubella and polio vaccinations targeting over 800,000 children under five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: More Than 18 Million Children in Uganda to Be Immunized
[WHO] Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, which amounts to 43% of the country's population. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, or 20.5% of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Centres Turn Away Patients After Measles Training Kicks Off
[Monitor] Several health centres in Apac District at the weekend remained non-functional as health workers underwent orientation on how to administer rubella and measles vaccine on children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call “The New Polio”
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease viruses Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar Embarks On Rubella, Measles, Polio Campaign
[Daily News] TANZANIA is set to conduct a nationwide measles -rubella and polio vaccination campaign mid this month, targeting children under five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2018
Progress toward rubella elimination has resulted in 168 (87%) of 194 countries protecting infants with rubella-containing vaccine and 81 (42%) eliminating rubella transmission. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 3, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaccination Vaccines Source Type: news

Tanzania: Measles, Rubella Vaccination Very Safe-Isles Authorities
[Daily News] AS Zanzibar joins other countries to observe vaccination week, authorities here have assured parents that the five-day Measles- Rubella- immunization exercise set to begin tomorrow (September 26), is a safe exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Positive Response to Measles Vaccination Campaign
[The Herald] The measles-rubella week-long campaign which kicked off in Harare yesterday started on a high note with a number of parents taking their children to various health facilities dotted across the country for vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: WHO Warns of Dangerous Measles Comeback
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE will next week hold a national measles-rubella vaccination campaign for children under the age of five, following a "dangerous" measles comeback, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pregnant? Make Sure You ’re Vaccinated to Protect Yourself, Baby From Disease
Vaccinations before and during pregnancy are important to protect both mother and baby. Three vaccinations are recommended: flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis), and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles and rubella elimination UK indicators
This information about the UK's progress towards measles and rubella elimination was updated in August 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decreased Humoral Immunity to Mumps Seen in Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- The frequency of circulating memory B cells (MBCs) specific for mumps is much lower than that of those specific for measles and rubella among healthy college-aged students who were vaccinated in childhood, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children should have MMR vaccine for first day of school: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
As families around the country get ready to send their children off to school -- some for the first time -- it's important to ensure their vaccinations are up to date.?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr.??Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, explains why the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is so important [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hundreds of Detained Migrants Diagnosed With Mumps in 19 States
Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system. The virus sickened 898 adult migrants and 33 detention center staffers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its report Thursday. New cases continue as migrants are taken into custody or transferred between facilities, the report said. As of last week, outbreaks were happening in 15 facilities in seven states. In response to the report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said medical professionals...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

UN health experts warn ‘dramatic resurgence’ of measles continues to threaten the European region
Europe has lost ground in eliminating  measles, as the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined, the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) warned on Thursday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MMR catch-up for 10 to 11 year old children: information for GPs
In April 2019, NHS England and the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) agreed to a catch-up campaign for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Targets 18 Million Children for New Measles, Rubella Vaccine
[East African] Uganda's Health Ministry will in September launch a campaign using a new combination vaccine against measles and rubella (MR) on children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Genetic Characterization of Measles and Rubella Viruses Genetic Characterization of Measles and Rubella Viruses
This report describes updated surveillance data on the genetic characterization of circulating measles and rubella viruses and their geographic distribution.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Genetic Characterization of Measles and Rubella Viruses Detected Through Global Measles and Rubella Elimination Surveillance, 2016--2018
All six World Health Organization (WHO) regions have established measles elimination goals, and three regions have a rubella elimination goal. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 3, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Measles MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rubella Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The fetal origins of mental illness - Al-Haddad BJS, Oler E, Armistead B, Elsayed NA, Weinberger DR, Bernier R, Burd I, Kapur R, Jacobsson B, Wang C, Mysorekar I, Rajagopal L, Adams Waldorf KM.
The impact of infections and inflammation during pregnancy on the developing fetal brain remains incompletely defined with important clinical and research gaps. Though the classic infectious TORCH pathogens [i.e. Toxoplasma gondii, rubella virus, cytomegal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is the measles vaccine more dangerous than the disease?
(Natural News) Due to the recent spate of reported measles cases across the country, health authorities are urging all members of the public to make sure they’re fully up-to-date on their MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations. But what these same health authorities aren’t disclosing is the fact that the MMR vaccine carries with it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 3.2 Million Children Targeted for Free Measles - Rubella Vaccine
[Concord] The Ministry of Health and Sanitation yesterday (Monday June 10, 2019) commenced a nationwide free Measles and Rubella campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Lost All of Their Natural Teeth, by Age Group --- National Health Interview Survey, 2000 and 2017
The percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who had lost all of their upper and lower natural teeth decreased from 9.3% in 2000 to 7.0% in 2017, and this pattern was consistent in each age group surveyed. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 6, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Breastfeeding Cancer Cancer Survivorship Hurricanes Infant Health Infection Measles Measles Vaccination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Mold Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mosquito-Borne Disea Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination --- Pakistan, 2000--2018
Estimated first-dose measles-containing vaccine (MCV) coverage increased from 57% to 76% during 2000-2017, and second-dose MCV coverage increased from 30% to 45% during 2009-2017. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 6, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Breastfeeding Cancer Cancer Survivorship Hurricanes Infant Health Infection Measles Measles Vaccination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Mold Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mosquito-Borne Disea Source Type: news

Public health officials in New Hampshire publicly admit that MMR vaccine causes measles
(Natural News) There’s a pretty big chink forming in the armor surrounding the pro-vaccine narrative, as health officials in New Hampshire recently admitted that Merck & Co.’s combination MMR vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella was the true cause of a measles outbreak in the area that rabid pro-vaxxers were quick to blame on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Victory for Abortion Foes, Trump Administration to End Government Scientists ’ Fetal Tissue Research
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it is ending medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue, a victory for abortion foes that comes despite impassioned pleas from scientists that some health problems can’t be studied any other way. Research using fetal tissue that otherwise would be discarded has been funded by the government, under leadership of both political parties, for decades — and has led to life-saving advances including development of vaccines for rubella and rabies, and drugs for the HIV virus. Officials said government-sponsored research by universitie...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized abortion health onetime Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news