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 2276 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mounting a good offense against measles.
 

Author(s): Walter Orenstein, Katherine Seib

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Oct;371(18):1661-3.

 

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2014

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Measles outbreak in an unvaccinated family and a possibly associated international traveler - Orange County, Florida, December 2012-January 2013.
 

Author(s): Tania A Slade, Benjamin Klekamp, Edhelene Rico, Alvaro Mejia-Echeverry

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Sep;63(36):781-4.

 

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) was notified by a child care facility on January 11, 2013, that a parent had reported that an attendee and three siblings were ill with measles. All four siblings were unvaccinated for measles and had no travel history ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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Measles virus spread initiated at international mass gatherings in Europe, 2011.
 

Author(s): S Santibanez, K Prosenc, D Lohr, G Pfaff, O Jordan Markocic, O Jordan, A Mankertz

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Three parallel transmission chains of measles virus (MV) variant ‘D8-Villupuram’ (D8-V) originated from two coinciding international mass gathering (MG) events in Rimini, Italy, in June 2011. MV D8-V was independently introduced into Germany by two unvaccinated persons, and into ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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The terms "Measles" returned 105 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The genetic basis for interindividual immune response variation to measles vaccine: new understanding and new vaccine approaches.
 

Author(s): Iana H Haralambieva, Inna G Ovsyannikova, V Shane Pankratz, Richard B Kennedy, Robert M Jacobson, Gregory A Poland

Journal: Expert Rev Vaccines. 2013 Jan;12(1):57-70.

 

The live-attenuated measles vaccine is effective, but measles outbreaks still occur in vaccinated populations. This warrants elucidation of the determinants of measles vaccine-induced protective immunity. Interindividual variability in markers of measles vaccine-induced immunity, ...

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2012

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[Two different receptors for wild type measles virus].
 

Author(s): Maino Tahara, Makoto Takeda

Journal: Uirusu. 2011 Dec;61(2):249-55.

 

Measles is a highly contagious acute viral disease characterized by a maculopapular rash. It causes severe and temporary immune suppression and is often accompanied by secondary bacterial infections. In 2000, signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) was identified as a receptor ...

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2012

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[Measles virus: a future therapeutic agent in oncology?].
 

Author(s): Yann Touchefeu, Ulrike Schick, Kevin J Harrington

Journal: Med Sci (Paris). 2012 Apr;28(4):388-94.

 

Measles is a potential lethal disease, justifying large immunization campaigns. Attenuated strains are used in immunization with very good safety records. Interestingly, following clinical observations of tumor regressions after measles infection, preclinical and clinical studies ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2012

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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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