Measles

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Measles

Measles is a serious, highly contagious disease caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family. Despite there being a measles vaccination, measles continues to remain one of the leading causes of death among young children globally. More than 95% of the cases of measles occur in developing or low-income countries that have poor health infrastructures, particularly in parts of Africa and Asia. The virus normally grows in the cells that line the back of the throat and lungs. Measles is transmitted through coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, or direct contact with infected persons. Symptoms include a high fever beginning about 10 to 12 days after initial exposure, runny nose, cough, watery eyes, and small white spots inside the cheeks. A rash breaks out several days later, typically on the face and upper neck, then spreads to the hands and feet. Serious complications of measles include blindness, inflammation of the brain, severe diarrhea, dehydration, ear infections, severe respiratory infections, and death.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Measles" returned 2692 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An investigation of a measles outbreak in Japan and China, Taiwan, China, March-May 2018.
 

Author(s): Kazuki Shimizu, Ryo Kinoshita, Keita Yoshii, Andrei R Akhmetzhanov, Sungmok Jung, Hyojung Lee, Hiroshi Nishiura

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To investigate a measles outbreak that spread to Japan and China, Taiwan, China during March-May 2018, exploring the characteristics of the super-spreading event.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Analysing the characteristics of a measles outbreak in Houaphanh province to guide measles elimination in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
 

Author(s): Bounthanom Sengkeopraseuth, Bouaphanh Khamphaphongphane, Phengta Vongphrachanh, Anonh Xeuatvongsa, Sisouveth Norasingh, Chansay Pathammvong, Manilay Phengxay, Phanmanisone Philakong, Siddhartha Sankar Datta

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In recent years, the incidence of measles has declined in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. However, an outbreak was reported in August 2014 in Houaphanh province, which was the biggest outbreak in the country since 2008. We describe the characteristics of this outbreak and outline ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Measles Outbreak in a Highly Vaccinated Population - Israel, July-August 2017.
 

Author(s): Eva Avramovich, Viki Indenbaum, Meital Haber, Ziva Amitai, Evgeny Tsifanski, Sahar Farjun, Alona Sarig, Adi Bracha, Karina Castillo, Michal Perry Markovich, Inbal Galor

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On August 6, 2017, the Israeli Defense Force Public Heath Branch (IDFPHB) was notified of two suspected measles cases. IDFPHB conducted an epidemiologic investigation, which identified nine measles cases in a population with high measles vaccination coverage. All measles patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Measles" returned 125 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A New Combined Vaccine Against Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella in India.
 

Author(s): Nitin Shah, Raunak Parikh, Giacomo Casabona, Shafi Kolhapure

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2017 12;54(12):1041-1046.

 

A quadrivalent MMRV (measles-mumps-rubella-varicella) combination vaccine has recently been launched in India. This vaccine is highly immunogenic, with seroconversion rates against all antigens reaching 96.6-100% at 42 to 56 days after the second vaccine dose in unvaccinated children ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Measles and Rubella Global Strategic Plan 2012-2020 midterm review report: Background and summary.
 

Author(s): Walter A Orenstein, Lisa Cairns, Alan Hinman, Benjamin Nkowane, Jean-Marc Olivé, Arthur L Reingold

Journal: Vaccine. 2018 01;36 Suppl 1():A35-A42.

 

Measles, a vaccine-preventable illness, is one of the most infectious diseases known to man. In 2015, an estimated 134,200 measles deaths occurred globally. Rubella, also vaccine-preventable, is a concern because infection during pregnancy can result in congenital defects in the baby. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Measles and Rubella Global Strategic Plan 2012-2020 midterm review.
 

Author(s): W A Orenstein, A Hinman, B Nkowane, J M Olive, A Reingold

Journal: Vaccine. 2018 01;36 Suppl 1():A1-A34.

 

1. Measles eradication is the ultimate goal but it is premature to set a date for its accomplishment. Existing regional elimination goals should be vigorously pursued to enable setting a global target by 2020. 2. The basic strategic approaches articulated in the Global Measles and ...

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Induction of Immunity Against Measles in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles

 

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016

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Last Updated: 9 May 2017

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Measles-Rubella Vaccine Immunogenicity at 6 and 9 Months of Age
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles; Rubella; Rubella Syndrome, Congenital

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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