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 2520 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Progress towards measles elimination in Nepal, 2007–2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 Mar;91(9):105-12.

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2016

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The 2013 measles outbreak in Sri Lanka: experience from a rural district and implications for measles elimination goals.
 

Author(s): Niroshana Jathun Dahanayaka, Sithumini Pahalagamage, Ranjan Madushanka Ganegama, Prasanna Weerawansa, Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

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Sri Lanka was the first country in the Southeast Asian region to achieve its measles elimination goal in 2011. In 2012, the measles immunization schedule changed from a measles vaccine at 9 months to a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at 12 months. However in 2013, Sri Lanka reported ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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Progress towards regional measles elimination, worldwide, 2000–2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Nov;90(46):623-31.

 

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2015

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The terms "Measles" returned 122 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combination Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Vaccine in Healthy Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Immunogenicity and Safety.
 

Author(s): Shu-Juan Ma, Xing Li, Yi-Quan Xiong, A-Ling Yao, Qing Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(44):e1721.

 

A combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine is expected to facilitate universal immunization against these 4 diseases. This study was undertaken to synthesize current research findings of the immunogenicity and safety of MMRV in healthy children.We searched PubMed, Embase, ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2015

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What Obstetric Health Care Providers Need to Know About Measles and Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Sonja A Rasmussen, Denise J Jamieson

Journal: Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul;126(1):163-70.

 

From January 1 to April 3, 2015, 159 people from 18 states and the District of Columbia were reported as having measles. Most cases are part of an outbreak linked to a California amusement park. Because measles was eliminated in the United States in 2000, most U.S. clinicians are ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2015

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Hospital preparedness in community measles outbreaks-challenges and recommendations for low-resource settings.
 

Author(s): Sadia Shakoor, Fatima Mir, Anita K M Zaidi, Afia Zafar

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We have reviewed various strategies involved in containment of measles in healthcare facilities during community outbreaks. The strategies that are more applicable to resource-poor settings, such as natural ventilation, mechanical ventilation with heating and air-conditioning systems ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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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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