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 2533 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2016.
 

Author(s): Alya Dabbagh, Minal K Patel, Laure Dumolard, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Mick N Mulders, Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Katrina Kretsinger, Mark J Papania, Paul A Rota, James L Goodson

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The fourth United Nations Millennium Development Goal, adopted in 2000, set a target to reduce child mortality by two thirds by 2015. One indicator of progress toward this target was measles vaccination coverage (1). In 2010, the World Health Assembly (WHA) set three milestones for ...

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2017

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Prevalence of risk factors for acquiring measles during the 2011 outbreak in Quebec and impact of the province-wide school-based vaccination campaign on population immunity.
 

Author(s): Marie-Noëlle Billard, Gaston De Serres, Marie-Claude Gariépy, Nicole Boulianne, Eveline Toth, Monique Landry, Danuta M Skowronski

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A large measles outbreak occurred in Quebec, Canada, in 2011. Although nearly two-thirds of the cases occurred in only two health districts, a mass vaccination campaign targeting all Quebec elementary and high school students without valid two-dose history was undertaken to prevent ...

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2017

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Measles outbreak investigation in Guji zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia.
 

Author(s): Ketema Belda, Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Amare Mengistu Mersha, Mekonnen Getahun Bayenessagne, Ibrahim Hussein, Belay Bezabeh

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Despite the increase of immunization coverage (administrative) of measles in the country, there are widespread outbreaks of measles. In this respect, we investigated one of the outbreaks that occurred in hard to reach kebeles of Guji Zone, Oromia region, to identify the contributing ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2017

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The terms "Measles" returned 110 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Global eradication of measles: Are we poised?
 

Author(s): Raghavendra D Kulkarni, G S Ajantha, Aithal R Kiran, K R Pravinchandra

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;35(1):10-16.

 

Measles, a highly infectious viral disease is the next target for eradication following poliovirus. Decades of experience with highly effective vaccination has invigorated us to take on this virus. The task is not only Titanic but is laced with intricate issues. Recently, an outbreak ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2017

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Perspective on Global Measles Epidemiology and Control and the Role of Novel Vaccination Strategies.
 

Author(s): Melissa M Coughlin, Andrew S Beck, Bettina Bankamp, Paul A Rota

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Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine preventable disease. Measles results in a systemic illness which causes profound immunosuppression often leading to severe complications. In 2010, the World Health Assembly declared that measles can and should be eradicated. Measles has been ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

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The end of measles and congenital rubella: an achievable dream?
 

Author(s): G Adamo, G Sturabotti, E D'Andrea, V Baccolini, F Romano, S Iannazzo, C Marzuillo, P Villari

Journal: Ann Ig. ;29(1):1-26.

 

Despite substantial progress towards measles and rubella control, outbreaks continue to threaten elimination goals worldwide.

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2017

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mHealth to Increase Measles Immunization - a Randomized Controlled Trial in Guinea-Bissau
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles

 

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016

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Induction of Immunity Against Measles in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles

 

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016

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Mobile and Scalable Innovations for Measles Immunization: a Randomized Controlled Trial
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2016

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