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 2629 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Global measles and rubella laboratory network support for elimination goals, 2010–2015.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 May;91(18):240-6.

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2016

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[Measles outbreak in the adult age group: evaluation of 28 cases].
 

Author(s): Faruk Karakeçili, Hicran Akın, Aytekin Çıkman, Fatih Özçiçek, Ahmet Kalkan

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2016 Jan;50(1):112-21.

 

Nowadays, the age group affected from measles has widened and the disease has become more common among adolescents and young adults. The number of measles case reports have increased in our country, particularly from 2010-2011, and measles outbreaks occurred in various regions in ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2016

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Progress towards measles elimination in Nepal, 2007–2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 Mar;91(9):105-12.

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2016

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The terms "Measles" returned 128 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Measles Elimination Activities in the Western Pacific Region: Experience from the Republic of Korea.
 

Author(s): Young June Choe, Youngmee Jee, Myoung-don Oh, Jong-Koo Lee

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2015 Nov;30 Suppl 2():S115-21.

 

We describe the global status of measles control and elimination, including surveillance and vaccination coverage data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2000, two doses of measles vaccine (MCV2) became recommended globally and the achievement of high vaccination ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2015

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Measles among migrants in the European Union and the European Economic Area.
 

Author(s): Gemma A Williams, Sabrina Bacci, Rebecca Shadwick, Taavi Tillmann, Bernd Rechel, Teymur Noori, Jonathan E Suk, Anna Odone, Jonathan D Ingleby, Philipa Mladovsky, Martin Mckee

Journal: Scand J Public Health. 2016 Feb;44(1):6-13.

 

Progress towards meeting the goal of measles elimination in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) by 2015 is being obstructed, as some children are either not immunized on time or never immunized. One group thought to be at increased risk of measles is migrants; however, the ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2016

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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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