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 2319 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Measles outbreak--California, December 2014-February 2015.
 

Author(s): Jennifer Zipprich, Kathleen Winter, Jill Hacker, Dongxiang Xia, James Watt, Kathleen Harriman,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2015 Feb;64(6):153-4.

 

On January 5, 2015, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified about a suspected measles case. The patient was a hospitalized, unvaccinated child, aged 11 years with rash onset on December 28. The only notable travel history during the exposure period was a visit ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2015

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An outbreak of measles associated with an international dog show in Slovenia, November 2014.
 

Author(s): M Grgič-Vitek, T Frelih, V Ucakar, M Fafangel, O Jordan Markocic, K Prosenc, A Kraigher

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Last Updated: 31 Jan 2015

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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 terms "Measles" returned 108 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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Structural basis of efficient contagion: measles variations on a theme by parainfluenza viruses.
 

Author(s): Mathieu Mateo, Chanakha K Navaratnarajah, Roberto Cattaneo

Journal: Curr Opin Virol. 2014 Apr;5():16-23.

 

A quartet of attachment proteins and a trio of fusion protein subunits play the cell entry concert of parainfluenza viruses. While many of these viruses bind sialic acid to enter cells, wild type measles binds exclusively two tissue-specific proteins, the lymphatic receptor signaling ...

Last Updated: 19 May 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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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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