Measles: A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.Measles virus: The type species of MORBILLIVIRUS and the cause of the highly infectious human disease MEASLES, which affects mostly children.Measles Vaccine: A live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had measles or been immunized with live measles vaccine and have no serum antibodies against measles. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Disease Eradication: Termination of all transmission of infection by global extermination of the infectious agent through surveillance and containment (From Porta, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 5th ed).Helicobacter Infections: Infections with organisms of the genus HELICOBACTER, particularly, in humans, HELICOBACTER PYLORI. The clinical manifestations are focused in the stomach, usually the gastric mucosa and antrum, and the upper duodenum. This infection plays a major role in the pathogenesis of type B gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.Helicobacter pylori: A spiral bacterium active as a human gastric pathogen. It is a gram-negative, urease-positive, curved or slightly spiral organism initially isolated in 1982 from patients with lesions of gastritis or peptic ulcers in Western Australia. Helicobacter pylori was originally classified in the genus CAMPYLOBACTER, but RNA sequencing, cellular fatty acid profiles, growth patterns, and other taxonomic characteristics indicate that the micro-organism should be included in the genus HELICOBACTER. It has been officially transferred to Helicobacter gen. nov. (see Int J Syst Bacteriol 1989 Oct;39(4):297-405).Amoxicillin: A broad-spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic similar to AMPICILLIN except that its resistance to gastric acid permits higher serum levels with oral administration.Clarithromycin: A semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic derived from ERYTHROMYCIN that is active against a variety of microorganisms. It can inhibit PROTEIN SYNTHESIS in BACTERIA by reversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunits. This inhibits the translocation of aminoacyl transfer-RNA and prevents peptide chain elongation.Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine: A combined vaccine used to prevent MEASLES; MUMPS; and RUBELLA.Omeprazole: A 4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylpyridyl, 5-methoxybenzimidazole derivative of timoprazole that is used in the therapy of STOMACH ULCERS and ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. The drug inhibits an H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE which is found in GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.Anti-Ulcer Agents: Various agents with different action mechanisms used to treat or ameliorate PEPTIC ULCER or irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. This has included ANTIBIOTICS to treat HELICOBACTER INFECTIONS; HISTAMINE H2 ANTAGONISTS to reduce GASTRIC ACID secretion; and ANTACIDS for symptomatic relief.Poliomyelitis: An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5)Immunization Programs: Organized services to administer immunization procedures in the prevention of various diseases. The programs are made available over a wide range of sites: schools, hospitals, public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, etc. They are administered to an equally wide range of population groups or on various administrative levels: community, municipal, state, national, international.Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: A rare, slowly progressive encephalitis caused by chronic infection with the MEASLES VIRUS. The condition occurs primarily in children and young adults, approximately 2-8 years after the initial infection. A gradual decline in intellectual abilities and behavioral alterations are followed by progressive MYOCLONUS; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; SEIZURES; DEMENTIA; autonomic dysfunction; and ATAXIA. DEATH usually occurs 1-3 years after disease onset. Pathologic features include perivascular cuffing, eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions, neurophagia, and fibrous gliosis. It is caused by the SSPE virus, which is a defective variant of MEASLES VIRUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp767-8)Morbillivirus: A genus of the family PARAMYXOVIRIDAE (subfamily PARAMYXOVIRINAE) where the virions of most members have hemagglutinin but not neuraminidase activity. All members produce both cytoplasmic and intranuclear inclusion bodies. MEASLES VIRUS is the type species.Metronidazole: A nitroimidazole used to treat AMEBIASIS; VAGINITIS; TRICHOMONAS INFECTIONS; GIARDIASIS; ANAEROBIC BACTERIA; and TREPONEMAL INFECTIONS. It has also been proposed as a radiation sensitizer for hypoxic cells. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985, p133), this substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen (Merck, 11th ed).Bismuth: A metallic element that has the atomic symbol Bi, atomic number 83 and atomic weight 208.98.2-Pyridinylmethylsulfinylbenzimidazoles: Compounds that contain benzimidazole joined to a 2-methylpyridine via a sulfoxide linkage. Several of the compounds in this class are ANTI-ULCER AGENTS that act by inhibiting the POTASSIUM HYDROGEN ATPASE found in the PROTON PUMP of GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.Drug Therapy, Combination: Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Vaccination: Administration of vaccines to stimulate the host's immune response. This includes any preparation intended for active immunological prophylaxis.Tinidazole: A nitroimidazole antitrichomonal agent effective against Trichomonas vaginalis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia lamblia infections.Lansoprazole: A 2,2,2-trifluoroethoxypyridyl derivative of timoprazole that is used in the therapy of STOMACH ULCERS and ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. The drug inhibits H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE which is found in GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS. Lansoprazole is a racemic mixture of (R)- and (S)-isomers.Antigens, CD46: A ubiquitously expressed complement receptor that binds COMPLEMENT C3B and COMPLEMENT C4B and serves as a cofactor for their inactivation. CD46 also interacts with a wide variety of pathogens and mediates immune response.Duodenal Ulcer: A PEPTIC ULCER located in the DUODENUM.Mumps: An acute infectious disease caused by RUBULAVIRUS, spread by direct contact, airborne droplet nuclei, fomites contaminated by infectious saliva, and perhaps urine, and usually seen in children under the age of 15, although adults may also be affected. (From Dorland, 28th ed)World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Antibodies, Viral: Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.Poliovirus Vaccine, Oral: A live vaccine containing attenuated poliovirus, types I, II, and III, grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture, used for routine immunization of children against polio. This vaccine induces long-lasting intestinal and humoral immunity. Killed vaccine induces only humoral immunity. Oral poliovirus vaccine should not be administered to immunocompromised individuals or their household contacts. (Dorland, 28th ed)Proton Pump Inhibitors: Compounds that inhibit H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE. They are used as ANTI-ULCER AGENTS and sometimes in place of HISTAMINE H2 ANTAGONISTS for GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX.Rubella: An acute infectious disease caused by the RUBELLA VIRUS. The virus enters the respiratory tract via airborne droplet and spreads to the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.Dyspepsia: Impaired digestion, especially after eating.Furazolidone: A nitrofuran derivative with antiprotozoal and antibacterial activity. Furazolidone acts by gradual inhibition of monoamine oxidase. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p514)Poliovirus Vaccines: Vaccines used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS. They include inactivated (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, INACTIVATED) and oral vaccines (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, ORAL).Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer that occurs in the regions of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT which come into contact with GASTRIC JUICE containing PEPSIN and GASTRIC ACID. It occurs when there are defects in the MUCOSA barrier. The common forms of peptic ulcers are associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI and the consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).Mumps Vaccine: Vaccines used to prevent infection by MUMPS VIRUS. Best known is the live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had mumps or been immunized with live mumps vaccine. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine.Ranitidine: A non-imidazole blocker of those histamine receptors that mediate gastric secretion (H2 receptors). It is used to treat gastrointestinal ulcers.Smallpox: An acute, highly contagious, often fatal infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus characterized by a biphasic febrile course and distinctive progressive skin eruptions. Vaccination has succeeded in eradicating smallpox worldwide. (Dorland, 28th ed)Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Dracunculiasis: Infection with nematodes of the genus Dracunculus. One or more worms may be seen at a time, with the legs and feet being the most commonly infected areas. Symptoms include pruritus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or asthmatic attacks.Immunization Schedule: Schedule giving optimum times usually for primary and/or secondary immunization.Mass Vaccination: Administration of a vaccine to large populations in order to elicit IMMUNITY.Hemagglutinins, Viral: Specific hemagglutinin subtypes encoded by VIRUSES.Americas: The general name for NORTH AMERICA; CENTRAL AMERICA; and SOUTH AMERICA unspecified or combined.Breath Tests: Any tests done on exhaled air.Rabeprazole: A 4-(3-methoxypropoxy)-3-methylpyridinyl derivative of timoprazole that is used in the therapy of STOMACH ULCERS and ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. The drug inhibits H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE which is found in GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.Pan American Health Organization: WHO regional office for the Americas acting as a coordinating agency for the improvement of health conditions in the hemisphere. The four main functions are: control or eradication of communicable diseases, strengthening of national and local health services, education and training, and research.Rubella Vaccine: A live attenuated virus vaccine of duck embryo or human diploid cell tissue culture origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of nonpregnant adolescent and adult females of childbearing age who are unimmunized and do not have serum antibodies to rubella. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine. (Dorland, 28th ed)Gastritis: Inflammation of the GASTRIC MUCOSA, a lesion observed in a number of unrelated disorders.Penicillins: A group of antibiotics that contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid with a side chain attached to the 6-amino group. The penicillin nucleus is the chief structural requirement for biological activity. The side-chain structure determines many of the antibacterial and pharmacological characteristics. (Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1065)Antacids: Substances that counteract or neutralize acidity of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.Dracunculus Nematode: A genus of nematode parasites which inhabit the body cavity, serous membranes, and connective tissues of vertebrates. The parasitic species in humans is Dracunculus medinensis.Mumps virus: The type species of RUBULAVIRUS that causes an acute infectious disease in humans, affecting mainly children. Transmission occurs by droplet infection.Rubella virus: The type (and only) species of RUBIVIRUS causing acute infection in humans, primarily children and young adults. Humans are the only natural host. A live, attenuated vaccine is available for prophylaxis.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Communicable Disease Control: Programs of surveillance designed to prevent the transmission of disease by any means from person to person or from animal to man.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Antitrichomonal Agents: Agents used to treat trichomonas infections.Disease Notification: Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Sulfoxides: Organic compounds that have the general formula R-SO-R. They are obtained by oxidation of mercaptans (analogous to the ketones). (From Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 4th ed)Vero Cells: A CELL LINE derived from the kidney of the African green (vervet) monkey, (CERCOPITHECUS AETHIOPS) used primarily in virus replication studies and plaque assays.Gastric Mucosa: Lining of the STOMACH, consisting of an inner EPITHELIUM, a middle LAMINA PROPRIA, and an outer MUSCULARIS MUCOSAE. The surface cells produce MUCUS that protects the stomach from attack by digestive acid and enzymes. When the epithelium invaginates into the LAMINA PROPRIA at various region of the stomach (CARDIA; GASTRIC FUNDUS; and PYLORUS), different tubular gastric glands are formed. These glands consist of cells that secrete mucus, enzymes, HYDROCHLORIC ACID, or hormones.Poliovirus Vaccine, Inactivated: A suspension of formalin-inactivated poliovirus grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture and used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS.Poliovirus: A species of ENTEROVIRUS which is the causal agent of POLIOMYELITIS in humans. Three serotypes (strains) exist. Transmission is by the fecal-oral route, pharyngeal secretions, or mechanical vector (flies). Vaccines with both inactivated and live attenuated virus have proven effective in immunizing against the infection.Stomach Ulcer: Ulceration of the GASTRIC MUCOSA due to contact with GASTRIC JUICE. It is often associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).Guinea-Bissau: A republic in western Africa, south of SENEGAL and west of GUINEA. Its capital is Bissau.Tetracycline: A naphthacene antibiotic that inhibits AMINO ACYL TRNA binding during protein synthesis.Anti-Infective Agents: Substances that prevent infectious agents or organisms from spreading or kill infectious agents in order to prevent the spread of infection.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Gastroscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the interior of the stomach.Viral Fusion Proteins: Proteins, usually glycoproteins, found in the viral envelopes of a variety of viruses. They promote cell membrane fusion and thereby may function in the uptake of the virus by cells.Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone: Extranodal lymphoma of lymphoid tissue associated with mucosa that is in contact with exogenous antigens. Many of the sites of these lymphomas, such as the stomach, salivary gland, and thyroid, are normally devoid of lymphoid tissue. They acquire mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type as a result of an immunologically mediated disorder.Niger: A republic in western Africa, north of NIGERIA and west of CHAD. Its capital is Niamey.Travel: Aspects of health and disease related to travel.Distemper Virus, Canine: A species of MORBILLIVIRUS causing distemper in dogs, wolves, foxes, raccoons, and ferrets. Pinnipeds have also been known to contract Canine distemper virus from contact with domestic dogs.Cercopithecus aethiops: A species of CERCOPITHECUS containing three subspecies: C. tantalus, C. pygerythrus, and C. sabeus. They are found in the forests and savannah of Africa. The African green monkey (C. pygerythrus) is the natural host of SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS and is used in AIDS research.Vaccines, Combined: Two or more vaccines in a single dosage form.Stomach Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the STOMACH.Levofloxacin: The L-isomer of Ofloxacin.Organometallic Compounds: A class of compounds of the type R-M, where a C atom is joined directly to any other element except H, C, N, O, F, Cl, Br, I, or At. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Immunoglobulin G: The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Benzimidazoles: Compounds with a BENZENE fused to IMIDAZOLES.AfricaNucleoproteins: Proteins conjugated with nucleic acids.Seroepidemiologic Studies: EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.Chad: A republic in central Africa, east of NIGER, west of SUDAN and south of LIBYA. Its capital is N'Djamena.Immunoglobulin M: A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.Metaplasia: A condition in which there is a change of one adult cell type to another similar adult cell type.Histamine H2 Antagonists: Drugs that selectively bind to but do not activate histamine H2 receptors, thereby blocking the actions of histamine. Their clinically most important action is the inhibition of acid secretion in the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers. Smooth muscle may also be affected. Some drugs in this class have strong effects in the central nervous system, but these actions are not well understood.Immunity, Herd: The non-susceptibility to infection of a large group of individuals in a population. A variety of factors can be responsible for herd immunity and this gives rise to the different definitions used in the literature. Most commonly, herd immunity refers to the case when, if most of the population is immune, infection of a single individual will not cause an epidemic. Also, in such immunized populations, susceptible individuals are not likely to become infected. Herd immunity can also refer to the case when unprotected individuals fail to contract a disease because the infecting organism has been banished from the population.Ofloxacin: A synthetic fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent that inhibits the supercoiling activity of bacterial DNA GYRASE, halting DNA REPLICATION.Endemic Diseases: The constant presence of diseases or infectious agents within a given geographic area or population group. It may also refer to the usual prevalence of a given disease with such area or group. It includes holoendemic and hyperendemic diseases. A holoendemic disease is one for which a high prevalent level of infection begins early in life and affects most of the child population, leading to a state of equilibrium such that the adult population shows evidence of the disease much less commonly than do children (malaria in many communities is a holoendemic disease). A hyperendemic disease is one that is constantly present at a high incidence and/or prevalence rate and affects all groups equally. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed, p53, 78, 80)Azithromycin: A semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic structurally related to ERYTHROMYCIN. It has been used in the treatment of Mycobacterium avium intracellulare infections, toxoplasmosis, and cryptosporidiosis.Gastritis, Atrophic: GASTRITIS with atrophy of the GASTRIC MUCOSA, the GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS, and the mucosal glands leading to ACHLORHYDRIA. Atrophic gastritis usually progresses from chronic gastritis.Sudan: A country in northeastern Africa. The capital is Khartoum.Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.Viral Proteins: Proteins found in any species of virus.Rubella Syndrome, Congenital: Transplacental infection of the fetus with rubella usually in the first trimester of pregnancy, as a consequence of maternal infection, resulting in various developmental abnormalities in the newborn infant. They include cardiac and ocular lesions, deafness, microcephaly, mental retardation, and generalized growth retardation. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Vaccines, Attenuated: Live vaccines prepared from microorganisms which have undergone physical adaptation (e.g., by radiation or temperature conditioning) or serial passage in laboratory animal hosts or infected tissue/cell cultures, in order to produce avirulent mutant strains capable of inducing protective immunity.AfghanistanUnited Nations: An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.
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He directed the Smallpox Eradication/Measles Control Program in Sierra Leone. He has served as a consultant to the World Health ... 1, January - March 1998 The eradication of infectious diseases: report of the Dahlem Workshop on the Eradication of Infectious ... "The Guinea Worm Eradication Effort: Lessons for the Future", Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 4 No. ...
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In 1987, a measles epidemic occurred in Maricopa County, Arizona and another court case, Maricopa County Health Department vs. ... The WHO has targeted polio for eradication by the year 2018. Rational individuals will attempt to minimize the risk of illness ... For instance, a nationwide plan for eliminating measles and rubella began in 2001. Certain vaccinations in Italy are based on ... Partially in response to the statistic that less than 86% of Italian children receive the measles shot, the National ...
Press Release: Polio, measles eradication leader receives Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine ... Perspectives in Health 2005; 10(2). de Quadros C. Global eradication of poliomyelitis and measles: another quiet revolution. ... De Quadros played a critical role in developing the strategies now used worldwide in the eradication of polio. He led the team ... to eliminate polio and measles from the western hemisphere and being one of the most important scientists in the eradication of ...
Thus, in Spanish, "rubeola" refers to rubella and "sarampión" refers to measles. Viruses portal Eradication of infectious ... "Rubella (German Measles, Three-Day Measles)". cdc.gov. December 17, 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved ... Rubella, also known as German measles or three-day measles, is an infection caused by the rubella virus. This disease is often ... The rash is sometimes itchy and is not as bright as that of measles. Swollen lymph nodes are common and may last a few weeks. A ...
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Asaria P, MacMahon E. Measles in the United Kingdom: can we eradicate it by 2010?. BMJ. 2006;333(7574):890-5. doi:10.1136/bmj. ... Mass vaccination and surveillance/containment in the eradication of smallpox. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. ... measles, mumps and rubella. Smallpox infections have been eradicated. Vaccines are available to prevent over thirteen ... Smallpox virus devastated numerous societies throughout history before its eradication. There are only two centres in the world ...
Measles control has been an interest of Halsey's, and he supports ongoing measles and polio eradication efforts. Halsey has ...
"Measles-United States, January 1 - April 25, 2008". Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 57 (18): 494-8. May 2008. PMID 18463608. "WHO ... Major achievements included the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s and the eradication of smallpox during the 1960s ... Other diseases such as rubella, polio, measles, mumps, chickenpox, and typhoid are nowhere near as common as they were a ... In 1958, there were 763,094 cases of measles in the United States; 552 deaths resulted. After the introduction of new vaccines ...
Rubella (German measles), is a major cause of birth defects that can be prevented through vaccination. Cordero, whose work has ... been published in many national and international journals, has promoted the eradication of the disease. He has also promoted ...
Polio eradication history Archived 2007-04-28 at the Wayback Machine. - Last accessed June 1, 2007. Operation MECACAR - New ... Eighteen countries and WHO join forces to fight poliomyelitis and measles Archived 2007-07-29 at the Wayback Machine.. World ... currently it is also used to coordinated measles and rubella vaccination efforts). The name of the operation was derived from ... MECACAR's objectives became maintaining polio-free status in the region and also achieve measles and rubella elimination. On ...
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... measles, and diphtheria. "Smallpox Overview". 2016. Mackenzie, Alexander (1801), Voyages from Montreal, London: Printed for T. ... inoculation program paved the way for the global public health system that is responsible for the control and eradication of ...
Kezaala headed Measles Control for the Africa Region of WHO, when the Africa region registered a reduction in measles mortality ... for CDC's global Polio Eradication Initiative. Since June 2012, Dr Kezaala has served as Senior Health Advisor at the UNICEF ... "Measles Outbreak". YouTube. 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2017-02-24. "Eighty-six percent decline in measles cases brings Western ... "Introducing Robert Kezaala, Head of Measles & Rubella, UNICEF - Measles & Rubella Initiative". Measlesrubellainitiative.org. ...
Their use has resulted in the eradication of smallpox and a dramatic decline in illness and death caused by infections such as ... polio, measles, mumps and rubella. Vaccines are available to prevent over fourteen viral infections of humans and more are used ...
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The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest level since the country declared it had ... Measles has been on the rise globally. More than 110,000 cases were reported in the first three months of 2019, according to ... As of Wednesday, the number of measles cases so far this year exceeds the 667 cases reported in all of 2014, which had been the ... Read more -Fear, blame and anti-vaxxers: Measles makes a comeback in the USA ...
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... and is quite distinct from immunization programmes for other childhood infectious diseases such as measles. ... In The eradication of infectious diseases (eds Dowdle WR, Hopkins DR), pp. 61-74. Chichester, UK: Wiley. ... 2012 Path to polio eradication in India: a major milestone. Indian Pediatr. 49, 95-98. doi:10.1007/s13312-012-0018-4 (doi: ... 2012 Reaching the last one per cent: progress and challenges in global polio eradication. Curr. Opin. Virol. 2, 188-198. doi: ...
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- Since 1998 Ruiz- Tiben has served as director of the Carter Center's Guinea Worm ( Dracunculiasis ) Eradication Program. (cartercenter.org)
- In this capacity, he works in conjunction with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research, Training, and Eradication of Dracunculiasis at the CDC, monitoring and disseminating information about the status of the global campaign and providing technical assistance to national eradication programs. (cartercenter.org)
- The CDC echoed city health officials in saying this outbreak was fueled by misinformation being spread about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (france24.com)
- The CDC echoed city health officials in saying this outbreak was fuelled by misinformation being spread about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (firstpost.com)
- The year-long period from March 2012 through February 2013 saw the highest number of measles cases in the United Kingdom (UK) since 1994, and rubella in Poland showed a 10-fold increase early this year over the same period last year, according to a report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) yesterday. (umn.edu)
- 15 August 2015 -- A national polio, measles and rubella campaign was launched today in the Sana'a governorate of Yemen. (who.int)
- The 5-day campaign supported by WHO, UNICEF and the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) aims to vaccinate 5 657 620 children under the age of 5 against polio and around 1.8 million children aged from 6 months to 15 years against measles and rubella. (who.int)
- We review the uptake of the combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine in the United Kingdom and Europe, and identify susceptible groups. (bmj.com)
- If high immunisation coverage is not achieved and sustained in every community, both children and adults will suffer unnecessarily and some will tragically die," warned Gunter Pfaff, the head of the WHO's European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination. (theasiantribune.com)
- The so-called anti-vax movement - driven by fraudulent claims linking the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella, to a risk of autism in children - has increasingly gained traction. (theasiantribune.com)
- The American Red Cross and our Measles & Rubella Initiative partners are redoubling efforts to wipe measles off the face of the earth. (gofundme.com)
- You can help vaccinate children around the world against measles by supporting the work of the American Red Cross and our Measles & Rubella Initiative partners. (gofundme.com)
- Today, the global commitment to eradicate polio and guinea worm and heightened interest in the potential eradication of other infectious diseases, including measles/rubella, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and malaria, dominate public health concerns. (mit.edu)
- The book details lessons learned from the initiatives against polio, measles/rubella, and onchocerciasis. (mit.edu)
- Starting in 2006, the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine targeted infants 12-15 months old and 6-year-old children. (cdc.gov)
- The ability to actively control measles has increased in Taiwan since 1991 because of a combined plan to eliminate polio, measles, congenital rubella syndrome and neonatal tetanus. (cdc.gov)
- A Feb. 6, 2015, file photo shows a Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae. (lompocrecord.com)
- Several vaccines are delivered in one injection, such as the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) combinations. (encyclopedia.com)
- Commonly known diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella are considered potentially eradicable . (theconversation.com)
- Measles was wiped out in the U.S. for more than a decade, thanks in large part to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. (cnn.com)
- The medical name for measles is rubeola, and it is sometimes called red measles to differentiate it from the much milder rubella, or German measles. (pbs.org)
- The Foundation's routine measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination program is now fully financed by the Georgian Ministry of Health (MOH). (rostropovich.org)
- Recent fears over the triple action measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in the UK have to a drop in levels of measles protection. (newscientist.com)
- WHO Subregional meeting for the measles/rubella national reference laboratories of western and central European Countries. (who.int)
- The CDC recommends babies receive the first of two shots for measles, mumps and rubella starting at 12 months of age. (upi.com)
- In the United States, children have been receiving routine measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccinations since the 1960s. (healthline.com)
- The measles vaccine (which in the United States is always given as part of the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine) is highly effective , with the standard 2-dose schedule providing protective immunity to approximately 99% of individuals who receive it. (asm.org)
- Acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall visited us at CDC on Monday, April 22, to share insights from her extraordinary collaboration with the Measles & Rubella Initiative. (cdc.gov)
- a vaccine for a disease that is usually not serious and is no circulating (measles) but can have serious side effects, and one for which there can be an altruistic argument given the risk of congenital rubella syndrome, but also with serious risks. (ageofautism.com)
- The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest level since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. (france24.com)
- As of Wednesday, the number of measles cases so far this year exceeds the 667 cases reported in all of 2014, which had been the highest annual number recorded since the elimination in 2000. (france24.com)
- According to the WHO, more than 20 million deaths have been prevented around the globe between 2000 and 2016 thanks to measles vaccination. (theasiantribune.com)
- BACKGROUND: Although an effective measles vaccine has been available for almost 40 years, in 2000 there were about 30 million measles infections worldwide and 777,000 measles-related deaths. (lshtm.ac.uk)
- In 2000, measles was estimated to cause approximately 31 to 39.9 million illnesses worldwide with an estimated 733,000 to 777,000 deaths, making it the fifth most common cause of death in children under 5 years of age [ 2 ]. (omicsonline.org)
- The original target date for the global eradication of poliomyelitis was the year 2000. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
- Five out of six WHO regions have set goals to eliminate measles, and at the 63rd World Health Assembly in May 2010, delegates agreed a global target of a 95% reduction in measles mortality by 2015 from the level seen in 2000, as well as to move towards eventual eradication. (wikipedia.org)
- Following the successful eradication of smallpox, the World Health Assembly voted in 1988 to implement a campaign to eradicate poliomyelitis by the end of the year 2000 (WHA 1988a). (jhu.edu)
- 17 Well, that has been true in America since 1981 with one dose of MMR vaccine 18 and since 2000 for two doses of MMR vaccine, which is one reason why the CDC declared measles eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. (mercola.com)
- Back in 2000 measles was eliminated from the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cnn.com)
- The Measles Initiative, an alliance of many organizations including the Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF, began an effort to cut the death toll of measles by half between 2000 and 2005. (pbs.org)
- For Australia to be declared polio free, evidence of the absence of circulation of wild poliovirus was required by the Regional Commission for the Certification of Eradication of Poliomyelitis in the Western Pacific in August 2000. (health.gov.au)
- In 2000, the CDC declared measles eradicated in the United States, thanks largely to a nationwide vaccination program. (upi.com)
- In 2014, the United States experienced 667 cases of measles in 27 states, the greatest number of reported cases since 2000, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). (healthline.com)
- Routine vaccination of children, with doses usually given at 12 months and 4 years of age, ultimately resulted in successful elimination of measles in the US in the year 2000. (asm.org)
- Measles deaths fell by more than 78% worldwide between 2000 and 2008. (ebscohost.com)
- The article reports a more than 78 percent decline in measles deaths worldwide between 2000 and 2008, according to the international partnership Measles Initiative in December 2009. (ebscohost.com)
- It's been said that measles was "eliminated" in 2000 from the U.S., but now we're seeing a new outbreak. (npr.org)
- Measles was believed to be eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. (hercampus.com)
- Progress against the elimination of measles has stalled, the World Health Organisation is warning. (theguardian.com)
- Hear how increased focus on field and laboratory surveillance, and innovative vaccination solutions can accelerate the elimination of measles worldwide. (cdc.gov)
- Moreover, a recent retrospective study of the consequences of the introduction of measles vaccination 50 years ago indicated that elimination of measles-induced immune suppression significantly reduced child death due to opportunistic infections ( 7 ). (asm.org)
- The eyes of the world are on Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where the collapse of healthcare under pressure from Ebola means that other diseases, including measles as well as malaria, are on the rise. (theguardian.com)
- Table 1 shows the timeline for the three diseases targeted for global eradication by the World Health Assembly. (panafrican-med-journal.com)
- Thus, persons who survive measles infection may become vulnerable once again to a range of other diseases, such as chickenpox and polio . (britannica.com)
- Giangaspero M (2013) Eradication of Infectious Diseases. (omicsonline.org)
- The working definitions during the conference were those developed at the Dahlem Workshop on the Eradication of Infectious Diseases, March 1997. (cdc.gov)
- No bacterial diseases were judged to be candidates for eradication within the next 10 to 15 years. (cdc.gov)
- This method was used for the eradication of smallpox in 1977 and for the regional elimination of other diseases. (wikipedia.org)
- Major diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and measles continue to exact a heavy toll on economies and societies around the world, particularly in developing countries, impeding achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (rospotrebnadzor.ru)
- Inspired by the successful eradication of smallpox in 1977, the International Task Force for Disease Eradication formed at The Carter Center in 1988 to evaluate disease control and prevention and the potential for eradicating other infectious diseases. (cartercenter.org)
- Currently supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the task force reviews progress in the field of disease eradication and the status of diseases selected for control or eradication, and recommends action steps. (cartercenter.org)
- In addition to sponsoring and hosting ITFDE meetings, Carter Center health programs address two of the diseases currently identified by the ITFDE for eradication ( dracunculiasis and lymphatic filariasis ) and three diseases identified for elimination or better control ( onchocerciasis , also known as river blindness, trachoma , and schistosomiasis ). (cartercenter.org)
- Measles is one of the most contagious viral diseases, and remains a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide. (frontiersin.org)
- An ongoing measles outbreak has sparked heated debate about vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) and the choice of parents to not vaccinate their children. (aappublications.org)
- In a globalized society in which we are all connected, a disease as infectious as measles - the most infectious of the vaccine-preventable diseases - is easily spread. (cmaj.ca)
- Not all diseases are the best candidates for eradication. (theconversation.com)
- and diseases such as leprosy, measles and dracunculiasis have been selected for elimination. (who.int)
- Measles is one of the most infectious known diseases. (newscientist.com)
- Following up to my last post , about the Gates Foundation's call to eradicate malaria, I thought I would talk about historical experience with eradication of infectious diseases. (iayork.com)
- Roughly 95 percent of the population needs to be protected to maintain herd immunity against measles, according to Dr. Sean O'Leary, an expert on pediatric infectious diseases. (upi.com)
- Measles are a significantly higher hazard to children from areas such as Ghana where the results of the disease are much more severe," Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told Healthline. (healthline.com)
- Measles is among the most contagious of viral diseases, with the average infected person capable of infecting 12 to 18 unvaccinated people. (berkeley.edu)
- But given that measles is one of the most contagious diseases around, that extra few percent can make a huge difference when there's an outbreak. (berkeley.edu)
- He has worked on health information systems, polio eradication, measles and other vaccine preventable diseases. (fao.org)
- There, he worked on the control and eradication of neglected tropical diseases, including launching the Trachoma Control Program, and for three years as a technical advisor to the Niger Guinea Worm Eradication Programme. (fao.org)
- The best vaccines have even resulted in the eradication of diseases, such as smallpox and rinderpest . (livescience.com)
- Presents statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) on how 90 percent of deaths by infectious diseases are caused by curable conditions such as tuberculosis and measles. (ebscohost.com)
- Measles, caused by the rubeola virus, is one of the most contagious infectious diseases. (npr.org)
- Smallpox, polio, measles - with all of these diseases, we've done a pretty good job of knocking them back," said Andrew Dobson , a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and one of Khan's senior thesis co-advisers. (princeton.edu)
- The global incidence of poliomyelitis has dropped by more than 99 per cent since the governments of the world committed to eradication in 1988. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
- The successful smallpox program and the ongoing poliomyelitis and dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) programs served as models in the discussions on eradication. (cdc.gov)
- Based in part on the success of smallpox eradication and also due to available vaccines effective in preventing the poliomyelitis virus, polio was targeted for eradication by the World Health Assembly in 1988. (theconversation.com)
- The National Certification Committee reviews progress made on activities related to certification of poliomyelitis eradication and has submitted documentation annually since 1998 to the Regional Commission for the Certification of Eradication of Poliomyelitis in the Western Pacific. (health.gov.au)
- Called encephalitis, this can occur up to several weeks after the basic measles symptoms have resolved. (encyclopedia.com)
- Long-term problems following recovery from measles encephalitis may include seizures and mental retardation. (encyclopedia.com)
- A high rate of complications, including meningitis and encephalitis, has worried health workers, and the U.S. CDC recommended all travelers be immunized against measles. (wikipedia.org)
- Last year there were more than 37,000 cases of measles in Europe alone, including 27 cases of encephalitis - a serious infection that can lead to brain damage and possible deaths. (cnn.com)
- Sometimes, they just live their lives with crippling neurological disabilities thanks to Measles Encephalitis. (fark.com)
- Overall, with more than 30,000 cases of measles in Europe in 2011, there were 8 deaths, 27 cases of measles encephalitis, and 1,482 cases of pneumonia. (abovetopsecret.com)
- France was the hardest hit, with over 15,000 cases of measles and at least 6 deaths last year, 651 cases of severe pneumonia and 16 cases of encephalitis. (abovetopsecret.com)
- These cases have been complicated by 8 cases of acute measles encephalitis and there have been 3 deaths. (abovetopsecret.com)
- So far, in 2014 there have been 288 cases of measles, no cases of encephalitis, and no death. (ageofautism.com)
- In 2013 there were 189 cases of measles, no encephalitis and no death. (ageofautism.com)
- Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. (cdc.gov)
- Measles , also called rubeola , contagious viral disease marked by fever , cough , conjunctivitis , and a characteristic rash. (britannica.com)
- Measles is a highly contagious airborne infection causing fever, coughing and rashes. (theasiantribune.com)
- Measles is a highly contagious viral illness. (omicsonline.org)
- The most contagious time period is the three to five days before symptoms begin through about four days after the characteristic measles rash has begun to appear. (encyclopedia.com)
- Measles is extremely contagious and its continued circulation in a community depends on the generation of susceptible hosts by birth of children. (wikipedia.org)
- Measles can claim the dubious distinction of being the world's most contagious disease. (pbs.org)
- Measles -- a serious viral disease whose initial symptoms include a rash and fever -- is highly contagious, especially among very young children. (upi.com)
- Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that attacks the lungs and breathing tubes, causing a rash and fever. (healthline.com)
- How contagious is measles? (npr.org)
- During the early 1980s, in the aftermath of smallpox eradication, some scientists and public health officials urged consideration of a global effort to eradicate measles (1). (cdc.gov)
- As researchers who worked on smallpox eradication and who have spent years in the effort to eradicate polio, we believe this setback in Nigeria is small. (theconversation.com)
- And, most to the point, what aspects of smallpox eradication are applicable to malaria? (iayork.com)
- Khan researched polio her junior year and wrote her spring junior paper about how successes in smallpox eradication can inform polio and measles elimination. (princeton.edu)
- Uneven vaccination coverage and gaps and disparities between communities, geographic areas and among age groups has allowed measles to flourish even in countries with high national vaccination rates. (theasiantribune.com)
- The key to controlling measles is achieving and sustaining high levels of vaccination coverage. (cdc.gov)
- The WHO continues to work on its goal by recommending high vaccination coverage with two doses of measles-containing-vaccine namely MCV1 and MCV2. (ebscohost.com)
- Reports updates on the progress of measles control worldwide and its regional elimination and includes vaccination coverage and disease surveillance data from the World Health Organization. (ebscohost.com)
- Both countries have high measles vaccination coverage - coverage that is high enough to have stopped measles viruses from spreading here regularly, as they did before the introduction of the vaccine. (reddeeradvocate.com)
- The Public Health Agency of Canada describes measles vaccination coverage in Canada high but uneven. (reddeeradvocate.com)
- Relaxed vaccination discipline has favored measles reemergence in Europe and North America, which now report costly epidemics: in 2013 the number of measles cases in the United States was triple that in previous years, in 2014 it was about 10-fold higher ( 3 - 6 ), and in 2015 a Disneyland-originated outbreak reminded the world of the immediate benefits of high measles vaccination coverage. (asm.org)
- The WHO said there were 89,994 cases of measles in 48 European countries in the first six months of 2019, more than double the number in the same period in 2018 when there were 44,175 cases, and already more than the 84,462 cases reported for all of 2018. (theasiantribune.com)
- Measles has been declared eliminated in 35 of the 53 countries in the WHO's European region for 2018, down from 37 in 2017. (theasiantribune.com)
- The World Health Organization reported a 300% increase in cases of measles in the first 3 months of 2019, compared with 2018. (cmaj.ca)
- Specifically for 2018, 82 people brought back measles from abroad and contributed to the outbreak of measles in the United States. (hercampus.com)
- How this works out is that 93% to 95% of the population must be immune to prevent a single case of measles from spreading. (npr.org)
- But one possibility he raises relates to the way public health authorities north and south of the border respond to reports of an imported case of measles. (reddeeradvocate.com)
- When those pockets are small - a few kids in a school full of vaccinated children - a case of measles brought back from a country where the virus circulates won't trigger a big outbreak because there are few unprotected kids to infect. (reddeeradvocate.com)
- Fig. 4: Impact of vaccination on the spatial spread of measles. (nature.com)
- When all six of the World Health Organization regions stop local spread of measles, the disease can be declared eradicated. (reddeeradvocate.com)
- 12 months of continuous spread of measles in one country would reset the clock on the elimination effort for the entire region. (reddeeradvocate.com)
- In early 2010, there was a serious outbreak of measles in the Philippines with 742 cases, leaving four unvaccinated children dead in the capital city of Manila. (wikipedia.org)
- Anyone who has perused a news site or suffered through a CNN broadcast over the past week can guess why: An outbreak of measles that erupted in Disneyland now has spread to at least seven states and resulted in almost 100 cases, with no sign of abating . (berkeley.edu)
- Throughout the campaign, WHO has supported the Ministry of Public Health and Population with micro-planning, implementation, supervision, and monitoring vaccination among high-risk groups, such as IDPs, and people living in areas of high incidence of measles cases. (who.int)
- Eradication, as distinguished from control and elimination, is defined as the reduction to zero of the incidence of a given disease and the elimination of the etiologic agent, so that fresh transmission is impossible. (panafrican-med-journal.com)
- The availability of a measles vaccine in the 1960s led to substantial reductions in the incidence of measles globally. (cdc.gov)
- We apply the method to the uniquely spatio-temporally detailed urban incidence dataset for measles in England and Wales, from 1944 to the infection's vaccine-induced nadir in the 1990s. (nature.com)
- In countries attempting to eliminate indigenous measles, all isolated cases of measles and at least one case in each chain of transmission should be confirmed by laboratory tests. (cdc.gov)
- In the Western Hemisphere, the two-dose measure of MMR vaccinations has been so successful that there are no reported cases of indigenous measles reported from northern Canada to Terra del Fuego in Argentina," Schaffner said. (healthline.com)
- The two-dose strategy has been credited with elimination of indigenous measles in several countries ( 9 ), and the live attenuated MV vaccine is considered to be one of the safest and most cost-effective health tools available ( 28 ). (asm.org)
- Characterization of a region of the measles virus hemagglutinin sufficient for its dimerization. (nih.gov)
- Having noted a structurally unresolved 17-residue segment linking the globular heads to the tetrameric stalk of the measles virus hemagglutinin (H), we asked whether and how it may facilitate membrane fusion triggering. (asm.org)
- The "catch-up, keep-up, follow-up" vaccination programme implemented in the Americas has shown that measles elimination is possible using existing technologies. (lshtm.ac.uk)
- The most important programme, the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP), was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and OIE. (omicsonline.org)
- An aggressive programme of measles immunisation across the Americas seems to have paid off, only two years behind schedule. (newscientist.com)
- Ciro de Quadros, a consultant to the PAHO, says that if Latin America can demonstrate an absence of locally acquired cases for a sustained period of at least two years, a global measles eradication programme should be launched. (newscientist.com)
- Primarily a childhood viral illness spread through airborne droplets from nasal secretions, measles ranks among the top four childhood killers worldwide, especially among young, malnourished children with undeveloped or compromised immune systems. (pbs.org)
- After challenge with a pathogenic MV strain (Davis 87 ), control naive monkeys showed a classic measles rash and high viral loads. (asm.org)
- The major obstacles to eradication cited by the task force were the contagiousness of measles, the lack of a vaccine that is effective among children aged less than 9 months (most of whom have maternal antibody to measles that protects them from disease but which also inhibits the immune response to the vaccine virus), and the incorrect perception that measles is a mild illness. (cdc.gov)
- Infants, elderly people, and those with compromised immune systems may become severely ill with measles and die. (pbs.org)
- Typically, babies have been presumed to be immune to measles for a year due to their mothers' antibodies. (upi.com)
- The Punjab Health Department on Sunday decided to launch anti-measles campaign across the province from Oct 15. (pakobserver.net)
- In Punjab, special National Anti-Measles campaign is continuing across the province. (pakistankakhudahafiz.com)
- Mr Imran assured the health teams of full protection during the anti-measles campaign in Landi Kotal. (dawn.com)
- Decades of innovation, collaboration and old-fashioned sweat and tears have yielded the fewest polio cases to date, with the world on the cusp of complete eradication of polio. (theconversation.com)
- They said that complete eradication of measles was possible only with timely vaccination of all children. (dawn.com)
- An illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, measles virus particle studded with glycoprotein tubercles in this handout image obtained by Reuters April 9, 2019. (reuters.com)
- 1 , 2 More cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far in 2019 than in any year since the 1990s. (cmaj.ca)
- Measles cases reported by year as of July 18, 2019. (asm.org)
- The introduction of routine measles second dose, in the context of EPI systems strengthening, is paramount to endemic developing countries. (panafrican-med-journal.com)
- 1 2 Cases are occurring in inadequately vaccinated children and in young adults, leading to concerns that endemic measles could re-emerge. (bmj.com)
- 3 The Americas were declared free from endemic measles transmission in 2002, 3 w2 but cases still occur as a result of importation from other countries, with over a third of US cases linked to Europe. (bmj.com)
- In fact, the virus is no longer endemic in the countries of the Americas, which are in the process of trying to be certified as having eliminated measles. (reddeeradvocate.com)
- However, if previous eradication efforts have been marathons, measles eradication will need to be a sprint. (panafrican-med-journal.com)
- In 2010, FAO announced that it was dropping its field surveillance efforts because it felt that eradication had been achieved. (omicsonline.org)
- An additional concern is the failure to accurately estimate the human and financial needs of the eradication efforts. (cdc.gov)
- Therefore, eradication programs should incorporate efforts to design program activities that enhance leadership development and managerial skills among health personnel. (cdc.gov)
- The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication has launched a new training manual for students of religious studies in support of polio eradication efforts. (polioeradication.org)
- A live-attenuated measles vaccine was introduced to Taiwan in 1968, and a routine vaccination policy was established in 1978 to provide measles vaccine to infants at 9 and 15 months of age. (cdc.gov)
- Smallpox was eradicated with live vaccinia virus, and a live attenuated poliovirus vaccine has been at the core of the polio eradication campaign ( 17 ). (asm.org)