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

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

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

US Measles Cases Reach Highest Number In Nearly 3 Decades, CDC Says
(CNN) — There have been 971 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. This means 2019, which is not quite half over, now has the greatest number of cases in a single year in nearly three decades. The number of cases in 1994 was 963, which was lower than in 1992 when there were 2,237 cases. “Measles is preventable and the way to end this outbreak is to ensure that all children and adults who can get vaccinated, do get vaccinated. Again, I want to reassure parents that vaccines are safe, they do not cause autism. The greater danger i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Measles Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Experiencing the Highest Number of Measles Cases in 25 Years, CDC Confirms
More people in the U.S. have been infected with measles during the first five months of 2019 than the total for any year since 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday. A total of 971 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. since the beginning of 2019, compared to 963 cases during the entirety of 1994, according to the agency. The uptick threatens the nation’s measles elimination status, which was attained in 2000. Prior to that status, as many as 3 to 4 million people became infected with measles annually in the United States, the CDC said. About 400 to 500 people died fr...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health measles onetime Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Experiencing the Highest Number of Measles Cases in 25 Years, CDC Confirms
More people in the U.S. have been infected with measles during the first five months of 2019 than the total for any year since 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday. A total of 971 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. since the beginning of 2019, compared to 963 cases during the entirety of 1994, according to the agency. The uptick threatens the nation’s measles elimination status, which was attained in 2000. Prior to that status, as many as 3 to 4 million people became infected with measles annually in the United States, the CDC said. About 400 to 500 people died fr...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health measles onetime Source Type: news

Public health leaders call for new efforts to promote vaccination acceptance
(CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy) On Thursday, an international coalition of public health leaders including CUNY SPH Dean Ayman El-Mohandes and Senior Scholar Scott Ratzan issued a statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance around the world and to eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases, including childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Arlington National Cemetery Became the Resting Place for America ’s ‘Heroic Dead’
On May 30, 1868, Gen. John A. Logan visited Arlington National Cemetery to speak at a ceremony for what was then called Decoration Day — and in doing so, set a precedent that holds to this day. That event, organized three years after the end of the Civil War by the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the major Union veterans association that he ran, is considered the first national Memorial Day celebration ever to be held at Arlington National Cemetery. “Cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead,” Logan said, “who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes… We should...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Holidays remembrance Source Type: news

New Hampshire Child Didn ’ t Have Measles, Had Vaccine Reaction
KEENE, N.H. (CBS) – A child in New Hampshire who was initially diagnosed with the measles last week actually had a reaction to the vaccine and is not infected with the virus, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday. The department released a statement Sunday warning the public that a child had been diagnosed with infectious measles and had been at three locations in Keene. But further lab tests revealed that this was not an infection but rather a reaction to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, which is made using a weakened version of the virus to build up a person’s immun...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Measles New Hampshire News Source Type: news

Sask. mom warns others after baby's rubella scare
A Regina mom is urging people to vaccinate their kids after her baby became sick with an unknown illness, initially diagnosed as rubella.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news