Measles

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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 2651 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Summer music and arts festivals as hot spots for measles transmission: experience from England and Wales, June to October 2016.
 

Author(s): Olivier le Polain de Waroux, Vanessa Saliba, Simon Cottrell, Nick Young, Malorie Perry, Antoaneta Bukasa, Mary Ramsay, Kevin Brown, Gayatri Amirthalingam

Journal: Euro Surveill.. 2016 Nov;21(44):.

 

We report 52 cases of measles linked to music and arts festivals in England and Wales, between mid-June and mid-October 2016. Nearly half were aged 15 to 19 years. Several individuals who acquired measles at one festival subsequently attended another festival while infectious, resulting ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2016

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Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2015.
 

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

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Adopted in 2000, United Nations Millennium Development Goal 4 set a target to reduce child mortality by two thirds by 2015, with measles vaccination coverage as one of the progress indicators. In 2010, the World Health Assembly (WHA) set three milestones for measles control by 2015: ...

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2016

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A Measles Outbreak in an Underimmunized Amish Community in Ohio.
 

Author(s): Paul A GastaƱaduy, Jeremy Budd, Nicholas Fisher, Susan B Redd, Jackie Fletcher, Julie Miller, Dwight J McFadden, Jennifer Rota, Paul A Rota, Carole Hickman, Brian Fowler, Lilith Tatham, Gregory S Wallace, Sietske de Fijter, Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, Mary DiOrio

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Oct;375(14):1343-1354.

 

Background Although measles was eliminated in the United States in 2000, importations of the virus continue to cause outbreaks. We describe the epidemiologic features of an outbreak of measles that originated from two unvaccinated Amish men in whom measles was incubating at the time ...

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2016

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The terms "Measles" returned 131 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Measles Virus Fusion Protein: Structure, Function and Inhibition.
 

Author(s): Philippe Plattet, Lisa Alves, Michael Herren, Hector C Aguilar

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Measles virus (MeV), a highly contagious member of the Paramyxoviridae family, causes measles in humans. The Paramyxoviridae family of negative single-stranded enveloped viruses includes several important human and animal pathogens, with MeV causing approximately 120,000 deaths annually. ...

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2016

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Constraints on the Genetic and Antigenic Variability of Measles Virus.
 

Author(s): Shannon M Beaty, Benhur Lee

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Antigenic drift and genetic variation are significantly constrained in measles virus (MeV). Genetic stability of MeV is exceptionally high, both in the lab and in the field, and few regions of the genome allow for rapid genetic change. The regions of the genome that are more tolerant ...

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2016

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Association Between Vaccine Refusal and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States: A Review of Measles and Pertussis.
 

Author(s): Varun K Phadke, Robert A Bednarczyk, Daniel A Salmon, Saad B Omer

Journal: JAMA. 2016 Mar;315(11):1149-58.

 

Parents hesitant to vaccinate their children may delay routine immunizations or seek exemptions from state vaccine mandates. Recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States have drawn attention to this phenomenon. Improved understanding of the association between ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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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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