Upon the addition of antibody to measles virus, measles virus antigens expressed on the surface of infected cells can be modulated from the cells membrane in vitro. Removal of measles virus antigens from the surface of cells occurs relatively rapidly and is accompanied by a parallel reduction in the ability of antibody and complement to lyse these cells. Modulation of surface viral antigens can occur in the absence of cap formation and is fully reversible once measles virus antibodies are removed from culture medium. Protracted exposure of acutely infected cells to measles virus antibodies results in a population of cells that exhibit normal cytomorphology and growth behavior. These cells continue to express measles virus antigens internally, but not at the cell surface, and are refractory to immune lysis. Once antiviral antibody is removed, measles virus antigens again appear on the cell surface, giant cell and syncytial formation occur, and cell death follows. These observations may explain ...
295009710 - EP 1015886 A1 2000-07-05 - DETECTION OF MEASLES VIRUS-SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - [origin: WO9912038A1] The present invention relates to a method for the identification of measles virus specific antibody in a sample comprising contacting a sample suspected of containing measles virus specific antibody with a measles virus specific glycoprotein recombinantly produced in mammalian cells using a high expression system; and detecting the presence or absence of said measles virus specific antibody in said sample. Preferably, the expression system is based on a togavirus expression system, more preferred on an alphavirus expression system, and most preferred on a Semliki Forest virus expression system. Additionally, the present invention relates to a kit comprising said recombinantly produced glycoproteins. The method of the present invention allows an easy and reliable assay of the immune status of the human with respect to the present or past infection with measles virus.[origin: WO9912038A1] The
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Zhang X., Lu G., Qi J., Li Y., He Y., Xu X., Shi J., Zhang C.W., Yan J., Gao G.F.. Measles virus is a major public health concern worldwide. Three measles virus cell receptors have been identified so far, and the structures of the first two in complex with measles virus hemagglutinin (MV-H) have been reported. Nectin-4 is the most recently identified receptor in epithelial cells, and its binding mode to MV-H remains elusive. In this study, we solved the structure of the membrane-distal domain of human nectin-4 in complex with MV-H. The structure shows that nectin-4 binds the MV-H β4-β5 groove exclusively via its N-terminal IgV domain; the contact interface is dominated by hydrophobic interactions. The binding site in MV-H for nectin-4 also overlaps extensively with those of the other two receptors. Finally, a hydrophobic pocket centered in the β4-β5 groove is involved in binding to all three identified measles virus receptors, representing a potential target for antiviral drugs.. Nat. ...
Yilla, M.; Hickman, C.; McGrew, M.; Meade, E.; Bellini, W.J., 2003: Edmonston measles virus prevents increased cell surface expression of peptide-loaded major histocompatibility complex class II proteins in human peripheral monocytes
Measles remains a leading cause of death worldwide among children because it suppresses immune function. The measles virus (MV) P gene encodes three proteins (P, V, and C) that interfere with innate immunity, controlling STAT1, STAT2, mda5, and perhaps other key regulators of immune function. We identified here three residues in the shared domain of the P and V proteins-tyrosine 110, valine 112, and histidine 115-that function to retain STAT1 in the cytoplasm and inhibit interferon transcription. This information was used to generate a recombinant measles virus unable to antagonize STAT1 function (STAT1-blind MV) differing only in these three residues from a wild-type strain of well-defined virulence. This virus was used to assess the relevance of P and V interactions with STAT1 for virulence in primates. When a group of six rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) was inoculated intranasally with STAT1-blind MV, viremia was short-lived, and the skin rash and other clinical signs observed with wild-type MV were
Summary Treatment of measles virus-infected cells with cycloheximide results in a three-fold increase of 3H-uridine incorporation into the 12 to 36S mRNA species and in the inhibition of genomic 50S RNA synthesis. Consistent with these observations was the finding of a build-up of polyribosomes but an absence of nucleocapsids in the infected cells. These results suggest that measles virus RNA replication, but not transcription, is dependent upon active protein synthesis.
The advent of live-attenuated vaccines against measles virus during the 1960ies changed the circulation dynamics of the virus. Earlier the virus was indigenous to countries worldwide, but now it is mediated by a limited number of evolutionary lineages causing sporadic outbreaks/epidemics of measles or circulating in geographically restricted endemic areas of Africa, Asia and Europe. We expect that the evolutionary dynamics of measles virus has changed from a situation where a variety of genomic variants co-circulates in an epidemic with relatively high probabilities of co-infection of the individual to a situation where a co-infection with strains from evolutionary different lineages is unlikely. We performed an analysis of the partial sequences of the hemagglutinin gene of 18 measles virus strains collected in Denmark between 1965 and 1983 where vaccination was first initiated in 1987. The results were compared with those obtained with strains collected from other parts of the world after the
We investigated the presence of the measles virus genome in order to identify asymptomatic infections in the adult population. Bone-marrow aspirates were obtained from 179 patients, 20-96 years of age, for the diagnosis of malignant diseases (29 with malignant lymphoma, 28 with acute leukaemia, 21 with myelodysplastic syndrome, five with multiple myeloma and 96 with other diseases). The measles virus genome was detected in 17 (9·5%) of 179 individuals by RT-PCR and 28 (15·6%) through hybridization. The genomes detected in bone marrow were all in the same cluster, D5, the strain circulating during the study period, and no evidence of persistent infection was obtained. We conclude that asymptomatic infections of measles virus are common in adults and the presence of the measles virus genome would not be related to the pathogenesis of illness.
Twenty-eight outbreaks in six regions and two major cities in Ethiopia from 2000 to 2004 were investigated, with the collection of 207 venous blood and/or oral fluid samples. Measles diagnosis was confirmed by detection of measles-specific IgM and/or detection of measles virus by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Of 176 suspected cases tested for specific measles IgM, 142 (81%) were IgM positive. Suspected cases in vaccinated children were much less likely to be laboratory confirmed than in unvaccinated children (42% vs. 83%, P , 0.0001). Of 197 samples analyzed by RT-PCR measles virus genome was detected in 84 (43%). A total of 58 wild-type measles viruses were characterized by nucleic acid sequence analysis of the nucleoprotein (N) and hemagglutinin (H) genes. Two recognized genotypes (D4 and 133) were identified. Each outbreak comprised only a single genotype and outbreaks of each genotype tended to occur in distinct geographical locations. 133 was first observed in 2002, and has now been the ...
Measles virus, a paramyxovirus of the Morbillivirus genus, is responsible for an acute childhood illness that infects over 40 million people and leads to the deaths of more than 1 million people annually (C. J. Murray and A. D. Lopez, Lancet 349:1269-1276, 1997). Measles virus infection is characterized by virus-induced immune suppression that creates susceptibility to opportunistic infections. Here we demonstrate that measles virus can inhibit cytokine responses by direct interference with host STAT protein-dependent signaling systems. Expression of the measles V protein prevents alpha, beta, and gamma interferon-induced transcriptional responses. Furthermore, it can interfere with signaling by interleukin-6 and the non-receptor tyrosine kinase, v-Src. Affinity purification demonstrates that the measles V protein associates with cellular STAT1, STAT2, STAT3, and IRF9, as well as several unidentified partners. Mechanistic studies indicate that while the measles V protein does not interfere with ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Measles virus selectively blind to signaling lymphocytic activation molecule (SLAM; CD150) is attenuated and induces strong adaptive immune responses in rhesus monkeys. AU - Leonard, Vincent H J. AU - Hodge, Gregory. AU - Reyes-Del Valle, Jorge. AU - McChesney, Michael B.. AU - Cattaneo, Roberto. PY - 2010/4. Y1 - 2010/4. N2 - The signaling lymphocytic activation molecule (SLAM; CD150) is the immune cell receptor for measles virus (MV). To assess the importance of the SLAM-MV interactions for virus spread and pathogenesis, we generated a wild-type IC-B MV selectively unable to recognize human SLAM (SLAM-blind). This virus differs from the fully virulent wild-type IC-B strain by a single arginine-to-alanine substitution at amino acid 533 of the attachment protein hemagglutinin and infects cells through SLAM about 40 times less efficiently than the isogenic wild-type strain. Ex vivo, this virus infects primary lymphocytes at low levels regardless of SLAM expression. When a group of ...
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Measles Virus Infection Negatively Affects Host Immune Status New evidence shows that measles infection decreases the breadth and titers of preexisting antibodies to a wide variety of pathogens SOURCE Science. November 1, 2019 V.366 N.6465 P.599-606. Mina MJ1,2,3, Kula T4,2, Leng Y4, Li M2, de Vries RD5, Knip M6,7, Siljander H6,7, Rewers M8, Choy DF9,…
Although measles is a monotypic virus, 22 genotypes of wild-type virus are recognized; many genotypes have been associated with endemic circulation of measles virus in certain geographic regions or have been documented in connection with an outbreak or epidemic in an area [4, 5]. The measles vaccine virus strains belong to genotype A and can be distinguished from wild-type virus of the same genotype by means of sequence analysis [6 -8]. Analyses of measles virus sequences in brain tissue samples obtained from patients with SSPE have identified only wild-type measles virus, and the virus genotypes identified have been consistent with the genotype of measles virus that circulated in the area where the patients lived and to which the patients had been exposed ⩽10 years before the onset of symptoms of SSPE [6, 9 -13]. Genetic studies have supported epidemiologic evidence that measles vaccine virus does not cause SSPE [6, 14, 15]. In cases of SSPE that developed in children or adults who had no ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Selective expression of a subset of measles virus receptor-competent CD46 isoforms in human brain. AU - Buchholz, Christian J.. AU - Gerlier, Denis. AU - Hu, Aizhong. AU - Cathomen, Toni. AU - Liszewski, M. Kathryn. AU - Atkinson, John P.. AU - Cattaneo, Roberto. PY - 1996/3/1. Y1 - 1996/3/1. N2 - The human cell surface protein CD46 is the main measles virus (MV) receptor. We analyzed the CD46 isoforms expressed in the brain of three patients who died with persistent MV infections and in an unaffected brain. Complete CD46 cDNAs were produced and found to code exclusively for CD46 isoforms with cytoplasmic tail 2. Selective expression of tail 2 isoforms was shown in a second control brain by Western blots with antibodies specific for each of the cytoplasmic tails. Binding of purified MV particles and virus-dependent cell fusion were tested after transient expression of brain-derived CD46 proteins in mouse cells. All the brain-derived proteins mediated MV binding and ...
Although virus isolation can be used to diagnose measles virus infection, a long incubation period is required to obtain results. Furthermore, viral culture is neither sensitive nor specific, and it increases the potential risk of laboratory personnel contacting this virus. Serological detection of measles virus infection is not sensitive. In some cases, measles virus can be detected by PCR in oral fluids well before the onset of IgM antibody (Oliveira et al., 2003). The ability to detect measles virus by real time PCR in a wide variety of sample types such as urine, oral fluid and CSF not only simplifies sample acquisition procedures, but also offers multiple perspectives on the diseases progression. ...
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To determine what measles virus genotype(s) circulated in Uganda after strategic interventions aimed at controlling/eliminating measles, we examined samples obtained during 2006-2009 and found only genotype B3.1, which had not been previously detected. Kenya was the likely source, but other countries cannot be excluded ...
Measles Virus Used to Wipe Out Cancer Researchers are cautiously optimistic about an experimental cancer treatment that uses a modified measles virus to target and kill cancerous cells. Two out of six multiple myeloma patients who were treated with extremely high doses of the engineered viruses responded to the treatment, with one appearing to enter…
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Previous evidence for immune amnesia has been based on mathematical models and population-level studies according to Dr. Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the primary author of the study released this week in Science. The new studies are the first to show "any of the real biology that helps explain the population-level effects," he says.. "Understanding how this happens has really been a burning question," says Dr. Duane Wesemann of Harvard Medical School. Wesemann authored an article in Science Immunology explaining the significance of both studies; he was not involved in either. "These two papers complement each other in an interesting way, and they both provide clues to help answer how measles causes immune damage." The two studies used blood samples collected from 77 unvaccinated children in an Orthodox Protestant community in the Netherlands, before and after the children contracted the measles virus during a local ...
Two hallmarks of measles virus (MV) infection are the ability of the virus to cause immunosuppression and the resultant enhanced susceptibility of the infected host to microbial insults. We investigated the effect of MV infection on the ability of dendritic cells (DCs) to induce IL-12 via toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling. When infected with MV, transgenic mice which expressed human SLAM receptor on their DCs were defective in the selective synthesis of IL-12 in DCs in response to stimulation of TLR4 signaling, but not to engagements of TLR2, 3, 7 or 9. MV suppressed TLR4-mediated IL-12 induction in DCs even in the presence of co-stimulation with another ligand for TLR2, 3, 7, or 9. While MV V and C proteins were not responsible for IL-12 inhibition, interaction of MV hemagglutinin with human SLAM facilitated the suppression. These results suggest that MV, by altering DC function, renders them unresponsive to secondary pathogens via TLR4 ...
This real-time TaqMan-MGB RT-PCR protocol aimed to amplify measles virus (MeV) strains and not other viruses.Michael Lyon and Mitchell Finger designed the assay in 2009 using Primer...
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Measles, also called rubeola, is a serious respiratory illness caused by the measles virus. It is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. Measles can be spread even if the infected person is no longer in the room. The measles virus is spread through the air, or by direct contact, by infectious droplets. The infected droplets may also land on a surface, where they remain contagious for several hours. You can contract the virus by touching these surfaces and then putting your fingers in your mouth or nose or rubbing your eyes. The measles virus can remain in the air for up to two hours after a person with measles has occupied the area.. ...
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We show here that a structurally unresolved 17-residue segment of the MeV H protein head must have a defined length to favor proper H tetramerization and promote efficient membrane fusion triggering. We propose that during H-tetramer maturation this segment would act as a "leash" long enough to allow the H heads to adopt a triggering-permissive conformation but short enough to limit their roaming and improper contacts with heads of neighboring tetramers.. Genus-specific variations of the conserved paramyxovirus membrane fusion mechanism are currently being characterized (9, 10, 23, 24). The paramyxovirus head repositioning model was suggested based on structural analyses of entire HN protein ectodomains, which crystallized in distinct conformations about the stalk: 4 heads down, 4 heads up, and 2 heads up/2 heads down (12, 13, 19). While in all these conformations the globular heads behave like rigid bodies maintaining similar structures, they might take advantage of flexible linkers to relocate ...
Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus known as Morbillivirus. It causes a skin rash, which usually begins on the face and the spreads down to cover the entire body, and flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and runny nose.
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Mesman AW, Zijlstra-Willems EM, Kaptein TM, de Swart RL, Davis ME, Ludlow M, Duprex WP, Gack MU, Gringhuis SI, Geijtenbeek TB; Measles virus suppresses RIG-I-like receptor activation in dendritic cells via DC-SIGN-mediated inhibition of PP1 phosphatases.; Cell Host Microbe, 2014 PubMed Europe PMC Scholia ...
Mesman AW, Zijlstra-Willems EM, Kaptein TM, de Swart RL, Davis ME, Ludlow M, Duprex WP, Gack MU, Gringhuis SI, Geijtenbeek TB; Measles virus suppresses RIG-I-like receptor activation in dendritic cells via DC-SIGN-mediated inhibition of PP1 phosphatases.; Cell Host Microbe, 2014 PubMed Europe PMC ...
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Replication-competent viruses based on the Edmonston vaccine strain of measles virus (MV-Edm) have potent and selective activities against various types of tumours in vitro but the responses in vivo are more variable. Some tumours are eliminated consistently while others persist despite evidence of ongoing v
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Measles Virus May Be Effective Prostate Cancer Treatment ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2009) - A new study appearing in The Prostate has found that certain measles virus vaccine strain derivatives, including a strain known as MV-CEA, may prove to be an effective treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer. The findings show that this type of treatment, called virotherapy, can effectively infect, replicate in and kill prostate cancer cells. Prostate cancer is a leading cause death among males in the western world. It is currently the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men with 186,320 new cases and 28,660 deaths expected to be recorded in 2008. A sizeable proportion of these patients ultimately relapse, with a 5-year failure rate for treatment ranging from 14 to 34 percent. No curative therapy is currently available for locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer.. The median survival time of MV-CEA-treated mice in the study almost doubled compared to the ...
Measles virus (MV) is highly contagious virus that leads infant death worldwide. Humans are the unique natural reservoir for this virus. It causes severe immunosuppression favouring secondary bacterial infections. Several MV proteins have been suggested to disturb host immunity. After infection of host lymphoid cells via SLAM, MV inhibits cytokine response by direct interference with host signaling systems. Three proteins (P, V, and C) associate with Jak/STAT proteins in interferon-triggered pathway and other important proteins related to apoptosis. Interaction between MV and host brings about the shift towards a Th2 response by decreasing IL-12 production and induces lymphopenia by suppressing cell proliferation ...
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The film opens in 2009 with a televised news broadcast with Dr. Krippen (Emma Thompson) who has created a cure for cancer (100% cure rate) by altering the measles virus.. In a post-apocalyptic 2012, U.S. Army virologist, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Neville (Will Smith) is left as the last healthy human in New York City and possibly the entire world. A series of flashbacks and recorded news programs reveal that the genetically re-engineered measles virus mutated into a lethal airborne strain that spread worldwide and killed 5.4 billion people, 90% of humanity. Only 12 million possessed a natural immunity. The remaining 588 million degenerated into primal, aggressive beings referred to as "Darkseekers" (the DVD subtitles refer to them as hemocytes) who have a painful intolerance to UV radiation, forcing them to hide in buildings and other dark places during the day. The "Darkseekers" exhibit superhuman speed, agility, and strength. They also retain some problem-solving intelligence and the capacity ...
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Measles is caused by measles virus which is single-stranded, negative sense enveloped RNA virus. It is well known to be highly contagious. Its airborne but is spread also via direct contact with secretions. The only host of this virus is human. Each year it infects 20-40 million people around the world, one to two millions ...
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Im Bill Kingston with todays commentary. Some parents are choosing to not vaccinate their children while the measles virus continues to sweep across North America. They claim religious or personal beliefs as exemptions. Thanks to the internet - and not science - the anti-vaccine crusade has reached new levels. And, unfortunately, theres a bend-over-backward mentality to cater to the needs of the minority instead of addressing the safety of the majority. Schools and day care centers should be taking a stand. I understand you have a need for personal choice. But if you dont want to get your vaccine when your children shouldnt be coming to class and dont come to the day care. This is especially true in places where children under the age of one can be put at risk because theyre too young to have a vaccine such as the measles inoculation. Its time we take the advice of medical professionals instead of pretending to know what to do based on what weve "learned" on the internet.. ...
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When they decided not to vaccinate their son against measles, two San Diego parents thought they were making the best decision for their child. But when the 7-year-old came home from an overseas trip suffering from the disease (pictured at left: measles virus), his familys personal decision became a whole communitys problem. The resulting outbreak infected 11 children and endangered many others ...
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Strand B (Viral Pathogens) considers the ways in which viruses cause disease. It examines the mechanisms by which viruses enter host cells, replicate within them and are finally released and transmitted from man to man and from animals to man. The host response to viral infection is described and the outcomes, including full recovery, acute infection, chronic infection, latent infection and death are considered. Specific examples, including measles virus, hepatitis B virus, herpes viruses and Ebola virus are described. The role of viruses in development of some cancers is discussed, examining the role of human papilloma virus in cervical cancer in particular. Finally retroviruses are discussed, including HIV and retroviruses used in gene therapy.. ...
This is a collection of nine reviews focusing on the strategies used by bacteria, viruses and parasites to avoid detection or destruction by the hosts immune system. It begins with an overview of the subversion process and its effects on complement, natural killer cells and other parts of the mucosal innate immune system. This is followed by general reviews of the subversive techniques of viruses, bacteria and helminths. Lastly, there are three papers dealing more specifically with the humoral immune response and dendritic cell reaction to viruses, and a description of the measles virus serving as a model for the mechanisms of inhibition of human antiviral defenses ...
The controversy started to acquire momentum in 2001 and 2002, immediately after Wakefield published papers suggesting that the immunisation programme was not Harmless. These were an evaluation paper without new proof, published in a very small journal, and two papers on laboratory get the job done that he stated showed that measles virus had been located in tissue samples taken from kids who experienced autism and bowel issues. There was vast media coverage such as distressing anecdotal evidence from mothers and fathers, and political protection attacking the overall health service and governing administration peaked with unmet requires that Key minister Tony Blair reveal whether his toddler son, Leo, were given the vaccine. It had been the most significant science Tale of 2002, with 1257 article content generally composed by non-qualified commentators. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Measles virus and the nervous system. AU - Griffin, Diane. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - Measles is a highly contagious viral disease caused by an enveloped negative-strand RNA virus in the Paramyxovirus family. Measles is associated with three different types of neurologic complications: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE), and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). ADEM is a monophasic autoimmune demyelinating disease that has an incidence of 1:1000 and occurs primarily in children over the age of 4 years. Disease onset is acute and usually occurs within days to weeks after measles. Pathology is characterized by perivenular inflammation and demyelination. MIBE is due to progressive measles virus infection of the nervous system and occurs in immune-compromised individuals who are unable to clear virus after infection. Disease onset is subacute and usually fatal. Pathology shows nuclear and cytoplasmic viral inclusion bodies ...
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Measles, caused by measles virus (MeV), is a common infection in children. MeV is a member of the genus Morbillivirus and is most closely related to rinderpest virus (RPV), which is a pathogen of cattle. MeV is thought to have evolved in an environment where cattle and humans lived in close proximity. Understanding the evolutionary history of MeV could answer questions related to divergence times of MeV and RPV. We investigated divergence times using relaxed clock Bayesian phylogenetics. Our estimates reveal that MeV had an evolutionary rate of 6.0 - 6.5 × 10-4 substitutions/site/year. It was concluded that the divergence time of the most recent common ancestor of current MeV was the early 20th century. And, divergence between MeV and RPV occurred around the 11th to 12th centuries. The result was unexpected because emergence of MeV was previously considered to have occurred in the prehistoric age. MeV may have originated from virus of non-human species and caused emerging infectious diseases around the
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What is Measles?. Measles is a vaccine-preventable, highly communicable (easy to spread) disease caused by the measles virus. The reason why measles is so contagious is because the virus is easily spread through the air, by coughing and sneezing, as well as direct contact with an infected person [1]. The incubation period (time from exposure to first symptom) for measles is about 10 days. The characteristic measles rash appears within about 14 days following exposure. Individuals with measles are infectious from approximately 4 days before rash onset until 4 days after the rash appears. According to the CDC "Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infectious" [3]. Consequently, anyone who has not had measles or been successfully immunized is susceptible to the disease. About 30% of measles cases result in complications, such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and ear infections [1,2].. Re-Emergence of Measles in the ...
Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus that grows in the cells in the back of the throat and lungs. The symptoms of measles generally begin about 7-14 days after a person is infected, and typically include a blotchy rash (usually begins on a persons face at the hairline and spreads down to the feet), fever, cough, runny nose, red and watery eyes, feeling run down and achy, and tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth. Measles photos can be found on the CDC website.. Measles spreads when a person infected with the measles virus breathes, coughs, or sneezes. People can catch measles just by being in a room where an infected person has been, even up to 2 hours after that person is gone. Almost everyone who has not been vaccinated will get measles if they are exposed to the measles virus.. Measles can be very serious and can cause complications including blindness, encephalitis (brain swelling that could result in deafness or mental retardation), severe ...
A nation-wide measles outbreak occurred in 1988 in Taiwan. A retrospective cohort study was conducted to define the protective titre of measles neutralising (NT) antibody. Paired sera collected in 1987 and 1988 were available from 190 individuals born in 1984 who had participated in an annual hepatitis B immunisation follow-up from 1986 to 1991. Measles NT titres were quantified using a standardised neutralisation enzyme immunoassay. Measles infection was defined as a greater than or equal to4-fold rise in NT titre or seroconversion between paired sera. Symptomatic measles infection was ascribed to individuals who had measles infection and who reported measles-like symptoms between 1987 and 1988. Results demonstrated a dose-response relationship between pre-exposure NT titres and protection against measles infection. 47 of 48 individuals with measles infection in 1988 had preexposure NT titres less than or equal to1,017 mlU/ml; all 12 symptomatic cases had pre-exposure NT titres less than or ...
Eliminate the disease from the U.S. with sufficient and ongoing vaccination efforts.. This year there have been more reported cases of measles in the United States than in any year in recent memory. Wasnt measles eliminated from the United States in 2000? If so, why are we seeing so many cases this year?. The reason is that measles is still quite common in other parts of the world. The measles outbreaks this year happened because non-immune persons contracted measles infection while traveling abroad, and then spread measles to others when they returned to the U.S. Measles is a virus that causes a fever illness associated with rash, and may infect other organs, such as the lungs (pneumonia) and brain (encephalitis), sometimes leading to death.. Measles is very contagious. It infects up to 90 percent of non-immune people who come in contact with it. The measles virus can remain suspended in the air for two hours after an infected person leaves a room, infecting others without direct ...
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the measles virus. The disease is also called rubeola. Measles causes fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body. About one out of 10 children with measles also gets an ear infection, and up to one out of 20 gets pneumonia. For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die. Adults can also get measles especially if they are not vaccinated. Children under 5 years of age and adults over 20 are at higher risk for measles complications including pneumonia, and a higher risk of hospitalization and death from measles than school aged children and adolescents. Other rash-causing diseases often confused with measles include roseola (roseola infantum) and rubella (German measles).. ...
These times include the period when the individual was at the location and two hours after. Measles virus can remain in the air for up to two hours after someone infectious with measles leaves the area. Anyone who was at these locations during the times listed could have been exposed to measles. What to do if you were in a location of potential measles exposure Most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, so the risk to the general public is low. However anyone who was in the locations of potential exposure to measles around the times listed below should: • Find out if you have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously. Make sure you are up-to-date with the recommended number of measles (MMR) vaccinations. • Call a healthcare provider promptly if you develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash. To avoid possibly spreading measles to others, do not go to a clinic or hospital without calling first to tell them you want to be ...
Last month there was a measles outbreak in the Waikato, with students at both Fairfield College and Morrinsville College reported as having contracted the disease. The outbreak now appears to have spread to the South Island after a teenager, who recently visited Hamilton, also contracted the disease.. Measles is highly contagious; however it is also easily preventable. Two doses of the measles vaccine, MMR, will provide protection for you and your family. Anyone, from babies through to adults, who are not fully immunised are at risk of contracting the virus. Adults born prior to 1969 are less at risk as they were probably exposed to measles as a child and therefore have a natural immunity. Those with low immune systems are at a higher risk.. The measles virus is easily spread through the air by breathing, sneezing and coughing. You will not necessarily be aware that you have contracted the disease until you feel sick, however you will be infectious for 5 days before and 5 day after the symptoms ...
We investigated the genetic diversity of measles virus (MV) in Nigeria (2004-2005) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (2002-2006). Genotype B3 strains circulating in Kinshasa, DRC, in 2002-2003 were fully replaced by genotype B2 in 2004 at the end of the second Congo war. In Nigeria (2004-2005), two genetic clusters of genotype B3, both of which were most closely related to 1 variant from 1998, were identified. Longitudinal analysis of MV strain diversity in Nigeria suggested that only a few of the previously described 1997-1998 variants had continued to circulate, but this finding was concomitant with a rapid restoration of genetic diversity, probably caused by low vaccination coverage and high birth rates. In contrast, the relatively low genetic diversity of MV in DRC and the genotype replacement in Kinshasa reflect a notable improvement in local measles control ...
Measles is once again capturing headlines in the United States. Even though only a small portion of the U.S. population is susceptible, international travel, vaccine refusal or delay, and rare vaccine failures combined with high social contacts allow the highly infectious measles virus to infect susceptible individuals of all ages (1). The story of an unvaccinated child or adolescent contracting measles while traveling abroad and transmitting the virus to others upon return to the United States has been repeated many times in recent years. The 2014-2015 Disneyland-associated outbreak has captured public attention because infants too young to receive the vaccine and children with true medical contraindications to vaccination became infected (2). In addition, Disneyland employees contracted measles and possibly contributed to disease transmission. In 2014, there were 23 measles outbreaks and more than 644 cases of measles (2). More outbreaks owing to vaccine refusal will undoubtedly occur because ...
Northern Voices Online reports, Public Health officials are actually trying to figure out as to how the woman was exposed to measles. Although her immunization status has not been disclosed, Toronto Public Health spokesperson Jennifer Veenboer said, "Were continuing to investigate all aspects of this latest case as we have been with all the other cases".. The measles virus causes a fever, rash, cough, red watery eyes and a runny nose. The red rash starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Most people with measles are sick for up to 10 days and then recover completely. Symptoms are more severe for infants and adults. Measles can lead to ear infections, lung infection (pneumonia), an infection of the brain (encephalitis), and death. Pregnant women with measles can have premature delivery and miscarriages. Measles does not cause birth defects.. Measles is easily spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, spreading droplets that contain the virus into the air. Less commonly, ...
measles; ; Measles is a serious illness caused by a virus and it is very contagious - very easily spread to other people. It is usually spread by droplets (through coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or runny eyes). Children in Australia are immunised against measles at 12 and 18 months. (There is more about this in the Childhood Immunisation Program on the SA Health website). A child or adult who has not been immunised is very likely .to catch it if exposed to a person who has measles. Measles has been brought into Australia by international travellers, and could spread easily among people who have not been immunised.. Measles is not just one of the things that children catch and get over. Children often get very sick with measles and they can have serious health problems and even die. Adults can also become very unwell if they get measles.. ...
Dr. David Brownstein in his blog tells a story of Measles that should ease parents fears.. From 1969-1974, the Brady Bunch ran weekly as a sitcom. I watched every episode and can still recall most of them. The Brady Principle refers to the episode where all six Brady kids became ill with the measles. What happened to the Brady kids? They stayed home from school, played Monopoly, and Alice cooked for them, and they recovered from the measles infection.. During the episode, Marsha Brady stated, "If you have to get sick, sure cant beat the measles." The Brady Principle would indicate that measles is not a dangerous disease for most who become ill from it. When I was a child, measles was treated as an illness similar to chickenpox; most children became ill with these childhood diseases and most recovered uneventfully. Back then, measles and chickenpox were not feared illnesses in the U.S.. Back to the Bradys. The good news for the Brady kids, and the Somali children, is that they will have ...
Background: Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It can spread to others through coughing and sneezing. Measles can live for up to 2 hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will become infected. Infected individuals can spread measles to others from 4 days before through 4 days after the rash appears. Measles infection is a vaccine-preventable illness.. The average incubation period for measles is 10-12 days (range: 7-21 days) from the date of the initial exposure until early signs and symptoms appear.. · Early signs and symptoms of measles starts with fever (as high as 105°F) and malaise associated with cough, coryza (runny nose) and conjunctivitis (red/watery eyes), colloquially the three "Cs ...
State Health Officials are now investigating six measles cases among unvaccinated people in Ellis County. The Texas Department of State Health Services is advising health care providers in the area to take precautions and consider measles as a possible diagnosis in patients with a fever and rash in addition to a cough, runny nose or conjunctivitis. The highly contagious nature of measles means its possible more cases will occur in the community. People involved in the outbreak have connections to Waxahachie and Midlothian.. DSHS first notified the public on Friday of possible measles exposures after a contagious person attended the ShowBiz Cinemas in Waxahachie on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Five additional cases have been reported since; none of them are connected to the movie theater. People who went to the theater on that day should continue to monitor themselves for measles symptoms through Jan. 30.. It usually takes about two weeks from the time someone is exposed to the measles virus for a rash to ...
The extremely high risk for measles among infants whose mothers developed measles after delivery occurred because these mothers had no maternal antibody to transfer during pregnancy. Lennon and Black1 found that 4.6% of women born after 1959 had no detectable antibody for measles, compared with 1.3% of older women. An increased proportion of infants who lack maternal antibody at birth may be one cause of increased measles susceptibility among infants of mothers born after 1963. Infants who receive no maternal antibody are susceptible to measles from birth until they are vaccinated or infected with the measles virus.. Our study has several limitations. The medium-sized dataset was sufficient to demonstrate the effect of maternal year of birth, while controlling for important potentially confounding variables, but there were not enough infants to perform subgroup analyses, such as determining the effect of the maternal year of birth in different age groups of infants. In addition, because we were ...
We have analyzed the suitability and potential of Oral Fluid (OF) to substitute serum in estimating measles IgG antibodies, during community surveys, by comparing the Optical Density (OD) of measles IgG antibodies in OF and serum of 100 apparently asymptomatic children. IgG antibody status was determined using commercially available . Measles IgG Capture ELISA. Sensitivity 89.5%, specificity 90.6% Concordance of 89%, coefficient of correlation r is equal to 0.97 (Karl Pearsons) and rho is equal to 0.86 (Spearmans), was found between OD value of OF and serum. The study emphasizes the potential of OF to surrogate serum in estimating Measles IgG antibody among children. The OF collection is advantageous over blood as it is painless. It is suitable for non-technical staff, easy to transport and less bio-hazardous ...
What is Breaking Out? Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It can spread to others through coughing and sneezing. Measles virus can live for up to two hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed. If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch the infected surface, then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.. Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. Its followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Infected people can spread measles to others from four days before through four days after the rash appears.. Particularly in malnourished children and people with reduced immunity, measles can cause serious complications, such as pneumonia (infection of the lungs) and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Very rarely, ...
These photos of measles and people with measles show the measles skin rash, koplik spots, and the measles virus under a microscope.
On the darkest day of 2018, the winter solstice, we at the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh tweeted, with despair, a report in the Guardian that measles cases in Europe reached the highest number in 20 years.. Why was this a cause for concern? Europe is far away from the United States, and as some people apparently believe, measles is a benign, childhood disease that causes a bit of a rash, a dribbling nose, and a few spots, right? What was all the fuss about?. Well, as George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Collective amnesia about the virulence of this disease has driven us to forget that measles virus has killed tens of millions of infants throughout history. Now, with several ongoing outbreaks across our own country, this unnecessary threat is back.. See also: Anti-Vaccine Hotspot Near Portland Declares Emergency as Measles Cases Rise. Measles is a highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease that spreads like ...
Define hemorrhagic measles. hemorrhagic measles synonyms, hemorrhagic measles pronunciation, hemorrhagic measles translation, English dictionary definition of hemorrhagic measles. n. See black measles
Measles is a disease caused by the highly infectious measles virus (MeV) that results in both viremia and lymphopenia. Lymphocyte counts recover shortly after the disappearance of measles-associated rash, but immunosuppression can persist for months to years after infection, resulting in increased incidence of secondary infections. Animal models and in vitro studies have proposed various immunological factors underlying this prolonged immune impairment, but the precise mechanisms operating in humans are unknown. Using B cell receptor (BCR) sequencing of human peripheral blood lymphocytes before and after MeV infection, we identified two immunological consequences from measles underlying immunosuppression: (i) incomplete reconstitution of the naïve B cell pool leading to immunological immaturity and (ii) compromised immune memory to previously encountered pathogens due to depletion of previously expanded B memory clones. Using a surrogate model of measles in ferrets, we investigated the clinical ...
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise members of the public that there are no local or imported cases of measles in the country. As stated by the Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton in responding to queries in parliament on Tuesday, April 23, there was a patient treated recently at a local private hospital for complications thought to be as a result of a recent measles infection experienced before visiting Jamaica. At the time of stay in Jamaica, the person was several days out of the infectious period for measles. After investigations, the Public Health Department concluded that neither the patient nor relatives were having measles. Precautions were taken however to ensure that all whom came in contact with the patient were immunized against measles even while the investigation was being conducted.. Jamaica has a robust surveillance system in place for fever and rash and all cases are reported within 24 hours, while suspected measles are reported immediately. The Ministry of Health does ...
On that FB thread about dropping vaccination rates in New Zealand, one commenter proudly proclaimed that she and her four children had all had measles. Over in a week, no problems, stop yer whining. Well, lovely for her - and if the illness indeed lasted only a week per person then they were lucky; 7-10 days is the norm for uncomplicated measles. But measles infection carries a range of costs and risks, about which she seemed blissfully ignorant. Or couldnt care less; on that thread, it was hard to tell sometimes. If a child comes down with measles, someone has to stay home (or pay someone else to stay home) and care for them, for a week or more. For many families, thats quite a financial burden. If any individual comes down with measles, theres a taxpayer cost, because their contacts need to be traced, checked, asked to quarantine themselves if infected. If that individual develops any of the severe complications of measles (and the risks of that are much greater than the risks associated with
In a recent Israeli study, exposure to measles virus was shown to be associated with an increased risk for Crohns disease [3]. In addition, measles virus (including vaccine-strain virus) has been amplified and sequenced from intestinal tissues of children with inflammatory bowel disease [4]. However, in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease, it is likely that it is the pattern of exposure to measles that is more important than exposure per se. Of interest in the Davis study, therefore, was the observation of an association between age at exposure to an MCV (excluding MMR) and the type of inflammatory bowel disease that develops [1]. This observation is entirely consistent with previously reported data, and supports a role for atypical measles virus infection in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease. Such a claim should not be made lightly, and therefore it is worth reviewing the background to this thesis, that has been described in detail elsewhere [5]-[7]. Age at exposure to natural ...
In the past few years, several endemic outbreaks of measles have been recognised, not only in children but also in adults, with severe and, occasionally, even fatal complications, possibly due to delayed diagnosis of the disease in adult medicine and decreasing vaccination rates. Furthermore, the treatment consists of supportive measures only. We present a case of severe measles pneumonitis in a 42-year-old man, a travel returnee, proven by direct virus isolation with PCR from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. CT findings and pulmonary function testing revealed features of obstructive bronchiolitis; the patient was successfully treated with corticosteroids. He fully recovered, and lung function measurement returned to normal values. We conclude that acute measles can present as obstructive bronchiolitis and may be successfully treated with corticosteroids. ...
Scientists in the United States have found that measles causes long-term damage to the immune system, leaving people vulnerable to other infections.. The study published online on Thursday in the journal Science showed that the measles virus cancels part of the immune systems memory in both humans and ferrets.. An analysis of blood from 77 unvaccinated children before and after a measles outbreak swept through their Netherlands community revealed that the virus eliminated between 11 and 73 percent of the childrens protective antibodies, including those from influenza to herpesvirus to bacteria that cause pneumonia and skin infections.. Those antibodies are the blood proteins that "remember" past encounters with viruses and help the body avoid repeat infections. Without those antibodies, children lose much of their immune defenses and become vulnerable to viruses theyve already met and conquered.. The study was published simultaneously with a paper by a separate team in Science Immunology that ...
... Both the common (red) measles and german measles have similar looking rashes. In spite of the similar names they are caused by different viruses. Detailed description of the measles rash and measles pictures included. Measles is sometimes misspelled as measels.
It is not clear based on local media reports if any of the cases were laboratory confirmed or whether the patients were vaccinated.. District Health Officer Nushki Dr Hameed Baloch said, "Medical teams have reached the measles-hit areas and children are being given anti-measles jab to stop the disease from spreading further. We visited the houses where deaths have been reported and asked the family members to show vaccination cards. [It was emerged] that a majority of the households had refused to allow the jab for their children.". "People live in the area often visit neighboring Afghanistan to meet their relatives without giving their children anti-measles vaccine," Dr Baloch said, adding, "They also do not cooperate with the government officials running anti-measles campaigns.". Measles is caused by a virus belonging to the paramyxovirus. The disease is one of the most infectious diseases that exists. Measles virus excreted by breathing the air and spread through air droplets (aerosols). ...
Measles is a very serious disease. About one out of 10 children with measles also gets an ear infection, and up to one out of 20 gets pneumonia. One or two out of 1,000 die from measles complications. Measles can also cause pregnant woman to miscarry or give birth prematurely. Complications from measles are very common among children younger than five and adults older than 20.. Measles spreads so easily that anyone who is exposed to it and is not immune (for example, someone who has not been vaccinated) will probably get the disease.. ...
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Charly & I had a form of measles. Do you know the difference between measles, German measles and baby measles? Do you know there can be fatal complications?
The notorious measles virus not only makes people sick, it also sneaks inside important immune cells in the body and wipes their memories, new research suggests.. Once infected, the amnesic immune system no longer recognizes the harmful pathogens that it has fought off in the past. This means measles survivors can remain susceptible to dangerous diseases - such as the flu and pneumonia - for years to come, despite having weathered their initial illness.. Measles essentially takes away their ability to efficiently protect themselves, said Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at Harvard University and co-author of the new study, published today (Oct. 31) in the journal Science. The paper pairs with another published today in Science Immunology. Using data from a group of unvaccinated children in the Netherlands, both studies revealed what scientists have long suspected: that the measles virus cripples the immune system in a profound and lasting way.. What this has done is document exactly how that ...
The Rockland County Health Department held a media session at the Yeager Health Center, Building A lobby 6:30 p.m. Friday and warned Rocklanders of an exposure of measles at the Palisades Center Mall between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, February 2.. Officials said that any person who had been in the vicinity of BestBuy and AT&T on the floor should be watching out for measles symptoms, particularly those who have not have been immunized for the disease, those six months of age or less, persons with immunodeficiencies and pregnant women. Persons who were in the area and who are in one of these high risk groups should contact their doctor.. Symptoms of measles include fever, rash, watery eyes, bluish/white spots on gums and inside of cheeks and cough. The symptoms generally develop 10-12 days after exposure, but can emerge as long as 18 days after. The first signs of a measles infection are a runny nose, cough and slight fever.. The measles patient in question is a child who caught ...