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 2507 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risk factors for measles among adults in Tianjin, China: Who should be controls in a case-control study?
 

Author(s): Abram L Wagner, Matthew L Boulton, Brenda W Gillespie, Ying Zhang, Yaxing Ding, Bradley F Carlson, Xiaoyan Luo, JoLynn P Montgomery, Xiexiu Wang

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Control groups in previous case-control studies of vaccine-preventable diseases have included people immune to disease. This study examines risk factors for measles acquisition among adults 20 to 49 years of age in Tianjin, China, and compares findings using measles IgG antibody-negative ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2017

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Measles burden in urban settings: characteristics of measles cases in Addis Ababa city administration, Ethiopia, 2004-2014.
 

Author(s): Amare Mengistu Mersha, Fiona Braka, Kathleen Gallagher, Aysheshim Ademe Tegegne, Aron Kassahun Argay, Mekonnen Admassu Mekonnen, Merawi Aragaw, Debritu Mengesha Abegaz, Etsehiwot Zeamlak Worku, Mekonen Getahun Baynesagn

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In developing countries, measles was a major cause of morbidity and mortality before the wide spread use of measles vaccine. The purpose of this study was to describe measles burden in an urban setting, Addis Ababa- since the implementation of measles case-based surveillance in Ethiopia. ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2017

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Positive predictive value and effectiveness of measles case-based surveillance in Uganda, 2012-2015.
 

Author(s): Fred Nsubuga, Immaculate Ampaire, Simon Kasasa, Henry Luzze, Annet Kisakye

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Disease surveillance is a critical component in the control and elimination of vaccine preventable diseases. The Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization strives to have a sensitive surveillance system within the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) framework. ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2017

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The terms "Measles" returned 109 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

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Last Updated: 13 Sep 2016

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