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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Measles" returned 2433 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Global Transmission Dynamics of Measles in the Measles Elimination Era.
 

Author(s): Yuki Furuse, Hitoshi Oshitani

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Although there have been many epidemiological reports of the inter-country transmission of measles, systematic analysis of the global transmission dynamics of the measles virus (MV) is limited. In this study, we applied phylogeographic analysis to characterize the global transmission ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Last Updated: 6 Mar 2017

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Sporadic cases of adult measles: a research article.
 

Author(s): Ranjan Premaratna, Nathasha Luke, Harsha Perera, Mahesh Gunathilake, Pubudu Amarasena, T G A Nilmini Chandrasena

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Measles caused by a paramyxovirus, characterized by fever, malaise, cough, coryza conjunctivitis, a maculopapular rash is known to result in pneumonia, encephalitis and death. Fatal cases of measles in Sri Lanka are rare after implementation of the National Immunization Programme ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2017

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The terms "Measles" returned 99 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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Association of BCG, DTP, and measles containing vaccines with childhood mortality: systematic review.
 

Author(s): Julian P T Higgins, Karla Soares-Weiser, José A López-López, Artemisia Kakourou, Katherine Chaplin, Hannah Christensen, Natasha K Martin, Jonathan A C Sterne, Arthur L Reingold

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 To evaluate the effects on non-specific and all cause mortality, in children under 5, of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), and standard titre measles containing vaccines (MCV); to examine internal validity of the studies; and to examine any modifying ...

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016

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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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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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