Measles

Common Name(s)

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 2303 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Notes from the field: measles transmission at a domestic terminal gate in an international airport - United States, January 2014.
 

Author(s): Jared S Vega, Miguel Escobedo, Cynthia R Schulte, Jennifer B Rosen, Stephanie Schauer, Rachel Wiseman, Susan A Lippold, Joanna J Regan,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Dec;63(50):1211.

 

In March 2014, CDC identified a possible cluster of four laboratory-confirmed measles cases among passengers transiting a domestic terminal in a U.S. international airport. Through epidemiologic assessments conducted by multiple health departments and investigation of flight itineraries ...

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2014

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The significance for epidemiological studies anti-measles antibody detection examined by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT).
 

Author(s): Joanna Siennicka, Agnieszka Częścik, Agnieszka Trzcińska

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2014 ;68(3):417-20, 527-9.

 

The paper discusses the role of anti-measles antibodies for protection and significance for epidemiological studies determination of antibodies by different serological methods. The comparison of anti-measles virus antibodies levels measured by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and Plaque ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2014

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Progress toward regional measles elimination--worldwide, 2000-2013.
 

Author(s): Robert T Perry, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Alya Dabbagh, Mick N Mulders, Peter M Strebel, Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Paul A Rota, James L Goodson,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Nov;63(45):1034-8.

 

In 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan with the objective to eliminate measles in four World Health Organization (WHO) regions by 2015. Member states of all six WHO regions have adopted measles elimination goals. In 2010, the World Health Assembly ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2014

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The terms "Measles" returned 107 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Viral oncolysis - can insights from measles be transferred to canine distemper virus?
 

Author(s): Stefanie Lapp, Vanessa M Pfankuche, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Christina Puff

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Neoplastic diseases represent one of the most common causes of death among humans and animals. Currently available and applied therapeutic options often remain insufficient and unsatisfactory, therefore new and innovative strategies and approaches are highly needed. Periodically, ...

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2014

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Synergizing vaccinations with therapeutics for measles eradication.
 

Author(s): Richard K Plemper, Anthea L Hammond

Journal: Expert Opin Drug Discov. 2014 Feb;9(2):201-14.

 

The measles virus is a major human pathogen responsible for approximately 150,000 deaths annually. The disease is vaccine preventable and eradication of the virus is considered feasible, in principle. However, a herd immunity exceeding 95% is required to prevent sporadic viral outbreaks ...

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2014

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Progress in the elimination of measles and congenital rubella in Central Italy.
 

Author(s): Angela Bechini, Miriam Levi, Sara Boccalini, Emilia Tiscione, Donatella Panatto, Daniela Amicizia, Paolo Bonanni

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Mar;9(3):649-56.

 

Despite the launch of a WHO European Region strategic plan 2005-2010 for eliminating measles and rubella and preventing congenital rubella (CR) infection, measles and rubella are still circulating in Europe. Increased transmission and outbreaks of measles in Europe were still observed ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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Immunity to Measles Virus in the Thai Population Age 18-30 Years and Predictive Factors
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles

 

Last Updated: 17 May 2012

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Measles Vaccine in Patients With Measles Virus-Positive, Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Measles

 

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2009

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Early Waning of Maternal Measles and Meningitis C Antibodies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014

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