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 2663 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Measles-Rubella Supplementary Immunization Activity Readiness Assessment - India, 2017-2018.
 

Author(s): Vandana Gurnani, Pradeep Haldar, Sudhir Khanal, Pankaj Bhatnagar, Balwinder Singh, Danish Ahmed, Mohammad Samiuddin, Arun Kumar, Yashika Negi, Satish Gupta, Pauline Harvey, Sunil Bahl, Alya Dabbagh, James P Alexander, James L Goodson

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In 2013, during the 66th session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region (SEAR), the 11 SEAR countries* adopted goals to eliminate measles and control rubella and congenital rubella syndrome by 2020 (1). To accelerate progress in India ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Progress Toward Measles Elimination - Western Pacific Region, 2013-2017.
 

Author(s): José E Hagan, Jennifer L Kriss, Yoshihiro Takashima, Kayla Mae L Mariano, Roberta Pastore, Varja Grabovac, Alya J Dabbagh, James L Goodson

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In 2005, the Regional Committee for the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region (WPR)* established a goal for measles elimination by 2012 (1). To achieve this goal, the 37 WPR countries and areas implemented the recommended strategies in the WPR Plan of Action for Measles ...

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Case-based surveillance of measles in Sicily during 2012-2017: The changing molecular epidemiology and implications for vaccine strategies.
 

Author(s): Fabio Tramuto, Carmelo Massimo Maida, Fanny Pojero, Giuseppina Maria Elena Colomba, Alessandra Casuccio, Vincenzo Restivo, Francesco Vitale

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Following the indication of the World Health Organization, a national plan for the elimination of measles was approved in Italy and this included the improvement of the molecular surveillance of measles viruses and the interruption of indigenous transmission of the disease. Nevertheless, ...

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The terms "Measles" returned 123 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A New Combined Vaccine Against Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella in India.
 

Author(s): Nitin Shah, Raunak Parikh, Giacomo Casabona, Shafi Kolhapure

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2017 12;54(12):1041-1046.

 

A quadrivalent MMRV (measles-mumps-rubella-varicella) combination vaccine has recently been launched in India. This vaccine is highly immunogenic, with seroconversion rates against all antigens reaching 96.6-100% at 42 to 56 days after the second vaccine dose in unvaccinated children ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Measles and Rubella Global Strategic Plan 2012-2020 midterm review report: Background and summary.
 

Author(s): Walter A Orenstein, Lisa Cairns, Alan Hinman, Benjamin Nkowane, Jean-Marc Olivé, Arthur L Reingold

Journal: Vaccine. 2018 01;36 Suppl 1():A35-A42.

 

Measles, a vaccine-preventable illness, is one of the most infectious diseases known to man. In 2015, an estimated 134,200 measles deaths occurred globally. Rubella, also vaccine-preventable, is a concern because infection during pregnancy can result in congenital defects in the baby. ...

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Measles and Rubella Global Strategic Plan 2012-2020 midterm review.
 

Author(s): W A Orenstein, A Hinman, B Nkowane, J M Olive, A Reingold

Journal: Vaccine. 2018 01;36 Suppl 1():A1-A34.

 

1. Measles eradication is the ultimate goal but it is premature to set a date for its accomplishment. Existing regional elimination goals should be vigorously pursued to enable setting a global target by 2020. 2. The basic strategic approaches articulated in the Global Measles and ...

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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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Last Updated: 9 May 2017

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Measles-Rubella Vaccine Immunogenicity at 6 and 9 Months of Age
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles; Rubella; Rubella Syndrome, Congenital

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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