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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The terms "Measles" returned 2258 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Measles in Poland in 2012.
 

Author(s): Justyna Rogalska, Ewa Karasek, Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2014 ;68(2):187-90, 313-6.

 

In 1998 Poland, along with all other Member States in the WHO European Region, implemented Measles Elimination Program coordinated by WHO. It requires achieving and maintaining very high vaccine coverage (>95%), recording all cases and suspected cases of measles, and laboratory testing ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014

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Response of viral specific CD4 T cells to in vitro stimulation with vaccine and wild measles virus strains in vaccinated and naturally infected subjects.
 

Author(s): Agnieszka Cześcik, Milena Dunal-Szczepaniak, Agnieszka Trzcińska, Joanna Siennicka

Journal: Pol. J. Microbiol.. 2014 ;63(2):203-9.

 

With the implementation of the WHO strategic plan for the elimination of measles, the number of measles cases in European Region has decreased. However, outbreaks are still observed. Although most measles cases affect unvaccinated individuals, cases with vaccinated persons are also ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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Genetic diversity of measles virus--resurgence of new genotype D8 in São Paulo, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Maria Isabel de Oliveira, Ana Maria Sardinha Afonso, Cristina Figueiredo Adelaide, Xênia Rawena Medeiros Romeu Lemos, Jalusy Almeida, Ana Lucia Frugis Yu, Suely Pires Curti

Journal: Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. ;56(4):366.

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 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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