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Åsa Laestadius, Anna Nilsson, Rutger Bennet, Gordana Bogdanovic, Margareta Eriksson
The national Swedish immunisation programme includes vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, Pneumococcus as well as measles, mumps and rubella. Data were collected on hospital admissions for children 0- 17 years of age of vaccine-preventable diseases during 2008-2013 at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm. Patients were identified by discharge diagnosis codes as well as from the clinical microbiology laboratory. There were rare cases of measles and mumps, and only a few cases of invasive bacterial diseases...
January 16, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093690/knowledge-attitudes-and-perceptions-about-routine-childhood-vaccinations-among-jewish-ultra-orthodox-mothers-residing-in-communities-with-low-vaccination-coverage-in-the-jerusalem-district
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Chen Stein Zamir, Avi Israeli
Background and aims Childhood vaccinations are an important component of primary prevention. Maternal and Child Health (MCH) clinics in Israel provide routine vaccinations without charge. Several vaccine-preventable-diseases outbreaks (measles, mumps) emerged in Jerusalem in the past decade. We aimed to study attitudes and knowledge on vaccinations among mothers, in communities with low immunization coverage. Methods A qualitative study including focus groups and semi-structured interviews. Results Low immunization coverage was defined below the district's mean (age 2 years, 2013) for measles-mumps-rubella-varicella 1st dose (MMR1\MMRV1) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis 4th dose (DTaP4), 96 and 89%, respectively...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093536/noma-overview-of-a-neglected-disease-and-human-rights-violation
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REVIEW
M Leila Srour, Klaas Marck, Denise Baratti-Mayer
Noma is an orofacial gangrene affecting malnourished children and mainly observed in tropical countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Epidemiological data on noma are scarce, but a current estimate of the global incidence is 30,000-40,000 cases per year, with a mortality rate of approximately 85% and a burden of disease calculated to be a loss of 1-10 million disability-adjusted life years. The etiology of noma is multifactorial with malnutrition as an ever present factor, often in combination with concomitant diseases, such as measles, malaria, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and poor oral hygiene...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091126/association-between-perfluoroalkyl-substance-exposure-and-asthma-and-allergic-disease-in-children-as-modified-by-mmr-vaccination
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Clara Amalie Gade Timmermann, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Tina Kold Jensen, Christa Elyse Osuna, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Ulrike Steuerwald, Flemming Nielsen, Lars K Poulsen, Pál Weihe, Philippe Grandjean
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are highly persistent chemicals that might be associated with asthma and allergy, but the associations remain unclear. Therefore, this study examined whether pre- and postnatal PFAS exposure was associated with childhood asthma and allergy. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination in early life may have a protective effect against asthma and allergy, and MMR vaccination is therefore taken into account when evaluating these associations. In a cohort of Faroese children whose mothers were recruited during pregnancy, serum concentrations of five PFASs - Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), and perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) - were measured at three timepoints (maternal serum in pregnancy week 34-36 and child serum at ages 5 and 13 years) and their association with immunoglobulin E (IgE) (cord blood and at age 7 years) and asthma/allergic diseases (questionnaires at ages 5 and 13 years and skin prick test at age 13 years) was determined...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077730/effect-of-an-early-dose-of-measles-vaccine-on-morbidity-between-18-weeks-and-9-months-of-age-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-guinea-bissau
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Vu An Do, Sofie Biering-Sørensen, Ane Bærent Fisker, Carlito Balé, Stine Møller Rasmussen, Lone Damkjær Christensen, Kristoffer Jarlov Jensen, Cesário Martins, Peter Aaby, Christine Stabell Benn
BACKGROUND:  Children in Guinea-Bissau receive measles vaccine (MV) at 9 months of age, but studies have shown that an additional dose before 9 months of age might have beneficial nonspecific effects. Within a randomized trial designed to examine nonspecific effects of early MV receipt on mortality, we conducted a substudy to investigate the effect of early MV receipt on morbidity. METHODS:  Children were randomly assigned at a ratio of 2:1 to receive 2 doses of MV at 18 weeks and age 9 months (intervention group) or 1 dose of MV at age 9 months, in accordance with current practice (control group)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077023/hiv-associated-sub-acute-sclerosing-panencephalitis-an-emerging-threat
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Abi Manesh, Mahesh Moorthy, Rini Bandopadhyay, Priscilla Rupali
Earlier age of measles virus infection predisposes to development of sub-acute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) and this risk is heightened in HIV-infected children. We describe a HIV-infected young adult on antiretroviral therapy, presenting with a non-classical, fulminant form of SSPE to highlight the unpredictable nature of measles presentation. The recent spate of measles outbreaks due to virus introduction in populations with sub-optimal vaccine coverage or waning immunity and co-existing paediatric HIV cohorts is a cause for concern...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076428/does-measles-vaccination-reduce-the-risk-of-acute-respiratory-infection-ari-and-diarrhea-in-children-a-multi-country-study
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Rahul Bawankule, Abhishek Singh, Kaushalendra Kumar, Sadanand Shetye
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia and diarrhea occur either as complications or secondary infections in measles affected children. So, the integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) by WHO and UNICEF includes measles vaccination as preventive measure in children. The objective of the study is to examine the effect of measles vaccination on Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and diarrhea in children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. METHODS: We analyzed data from the most recent rounds of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in the selected countries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072958/-investigation-on-immunization-program-coverage-rate-and-its-safety-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis
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Y Gao, L P Zou, M N Zhang, L Y Pang, Y Y Wang, S F Ma, L L Huang
Objective: To investigate the status of immunization of National Immunization Program (NIP) and its adverse reaction rate in children with tuberous sclerosis. Method: Questionnaire survey was adopted to identify the vaccination coverage and its adverse events; 72 cases of children with tuberous sclerosis and 78 normal controls (healthy children completing age-appropriate NIP) admitted to Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital from December 2014 to November 2015 were involved into this study. Result: The age-appropriate NIP coverage rate of tuberous sclerosis was 36%(26/72)...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068211/cost-analysis-of-measles-in-refugees-arriving-at-los-angeles-international-airport-from-malaysia
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Margaret S Coleman, Heather M Burke, Bethany L Welstead, Tarissa Mitchell, Eboni M Taylor, Dmitry Shapovalov, Brian A Maskery, Heesoo Joo, Michelle Weinberg
Background On August 24, 2011, 31 U.S.-bound refugees from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KL) arrived in Los Angeles. One of them was diagnosed with measles post-arrival. He exposed others during a flight, and persons in the community while disembarking and seeking medical care. As a result, nine cases of measles were identified. Methods We estimated costs of response to this outbreak and conducted a comparative cost analysis examining what might have happened had all U.S.-bound refugees been vaccinated before leaving Malaysia...
January 9, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061843/sun-protection-to-improve-vaccine-effectiveness-in-children-in-a-high-ambient-ultraviolet-radiation-and-rural-environment-an-intervention-study
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Caradee Y Wright, Patricia N Albers, Angela Mathee, Zamantimande Kunene, Catherine D'Este, Ashwin Swaminathan, Robyn M Lucas
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is a mainstay of preventive healthcare, reducing the incidence of serious childhood infections. Ecological studies have demonstrated an inverse association between markers of high ambient ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure (e.g., sunny season, low latitude of residence) and reduction in the vaccination-associated immune response. Higher sun exposure on the day prior to and spanning the day of vaccination has been associated with a reduced antigen-specific immune response independent of skin pigmentation...
January 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059628/community-wide-measles-outbreak-in-the-region-of-madrid-spain-10%C3%A2-years-after-the-implementation-of-the-elimination-plan-2011-2012
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L García Comas, M Ordobás Gavín, J C Sanz Moreno, B Ramos Blázquez, E Rodríguez Baena, E Córdoba Deorador, M García Barquero, E Gil Montalbán, A Arce Arnáez, I Rodero Garduño, D Barranco Ordóñez, J Astray Mochales
We describe a community-wide outbreak of measles due to a D4 genotype virus that took place in the Region of Madrid, Spain, between February 2011 and August 2012, along with the control measures adopted. The following variables were collected: date of birth, sex, symptoms, complications, hospital admission, laboratory test results, link with another cases, home address, places of work or study, travel during the incubation period, ethnic group, and Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR) vaccination status. Incidences were calculated by 100,000 inhabitants...
January 6, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042780/modulation-of-the-type-i-interferon-response-defines-the-sensitivity-of-human-melanoma-cells-to-oncolytic-measles-virus
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Ferdaous Allagui, Carole Achard, Clarisse Panterne, Chantal Combredet, Nathalie Labarrière, Brigitte Dréno, Amel Benammar Elgaaied, Daniel Pouliquen, Frédéric Tangy, Jean-François Fonteneau, Marcela Grégoire, Nicolas Boisgerault
BACKGROUND: Oncolytic viruses such as live-attenuated, vaccine strains of measles virus (MV) have recently emerged as promising cancer treatments, having shown significant antitumor activity against a large variety of human tumors. OBJECTIVE: Our study aims at determining which parameters define the sensitivity of human melanoma cells to oncolytic MV infection. METHOD: We analyzed both in vitro and in vivo the oncolytic activity of MV against a panel of human melanoma cell lines established in our laboratory...
January 2, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030524/attitudes-of-swiss-health-care-providers-towards-childhood-immunizations
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Marianne Schuler, Sabine Schaedelin, Christoph Aebi, Christoph Berger, Pierre-Alex Crisinel, Alessandro Diana, Anita Niederer-Loher, Claire-Anne Siegrist, Bernard Vaudaux, Ulrich Heininger
BACKGROUND: INFOVAC is a network providing information about immunization issues to health professionals. The aim of this study was to assess the attitude of INFOVAC subscribers towards the current Swiss immunization schedule, potential modifications, and current and hypothetical immunization practices regarding their own children. METHODS: In March 2015, a web-based survey was sent to 4260 physicians and pharmacists subscribed to INFOVAC. Participation was anonymous and voluntary...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029403/female-political-representation-and-child-health-evidence-from-a-multilevel-analysis
#14
Amm Quamruzzaman, Matthew Lange
This article explores the impact of female political representation in national parliaments on child health through a multilevel analysis. Using available Demographic and Health Surveys, we employ both cross-sectional data for 51 low- and middle-income countries and longitudinal data for 20 countries with multiple surveys. For both the cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses, female representation is negatively related to infant mortality and positively related to measles vaccination status. To explore potential mechanisms, we control for state spending on health and analyze whether the impact of female representation depends on a critical mass of female representatives...
October 24, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011813/does-oral-polio-vaccine-have-non-specific-effects-on-all-cause-mortality-natural-experiments-within-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-early-measles-vaccine
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Peter Aaby, Andreas Andersen, Cesário L Martins, Ane B Fisker, Amabelia Rodrigues, Hilton C Whittle, Christine S Benn
BACKGROUND: BCG and measles vaccine (MV) may have beneficial non-specific effects (NSEs). If an unplanned intervention with a vaccine (a natural experiment) modifies the estimated effect in a randomised controlled trial (RCT), this suggests NSEs. We used this approach to test NSEs of triple oral polio vaccine (OPV). METHODS: During an RCT of 2 doses of MV at 4.5 and 9 months versus 1 dose of MV at 9 months of age, we experienced 2 natural experiments with OPV...
December 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003595/detection-of-measles-virus-genotypes-b3-d4-d5-d8-and-h1-in-the-surveillance-system-in-hokkaido-japan-during-pre-and-post-elimination-era-2006-2015
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Masahiro Miyoshi, Rika Komagome, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Asami Ohnishi, Masayuki Kikuchi, Setsuko Ishida, Hideki Nagano, Motohiko Okano
Measles is an acute and highly contagious disease caused by measles virus (MeV). In Japan, since the last epidemic in 2007 and 2008 caused by the genotype D5 strains, the government introduced a catch-up-vaccination program for teenagers during fiscal years of Japan 2008-2012 and the mandatory case-based reporting system for the nationwide elimination. Furthermore, the laboratory confirmation based on genotyping has been performed to clarify the source of infection and to support the interruption of measles cases...
December 22, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003421/progress-towards-rapid-diagnosis-of-measles-vaccine-strains-a-tool-to-inform-public-health-interventions
#17
Jill K Hacker
Rapid differentiation of vaccine from wild-type strains in suspect measles cases is a valuable epidemiological tool that informs the public health response to this highly infectious disease. Few public health laboratories sequence measles-positive specimens to determine genotype, and the vaccine-specific rRT-PCR assay described in this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology by F. Roy et al. (J Clin Microbiol http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01879-16) offers a rapid, easily-adoptable method to identify measles vaccine strains in suspect cases...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002360/evidence-of-mumps-infection-among-children-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
#18
Reena H Doshi, Vivian H Alfonso, Nicole A Hoff, Patrick Mukadi, Sue Gerber, Ado Bwaka, Stephen G Higgins, Guillaume Ngoie Mwamba, Emile Okitolonda, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Anne W Rimoin
BACKGROUND: Mumps is an acute viral infection and while the infection is usually mild, complications can lead to permanent sequelae including brain damage and deafness. The burden of mumps is currently unknown the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we therefore assessed susceptibility to mumps infection among children 6 - 59 months of age. METHODS: In collaboration with the 2013-2014 DRC Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), we conducted a serosurvey to assess population immunity to vaccine preventable diseases...
December 19, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998896/introduction-of-standard-measles-vaccination-in-an-urban-african-community-in-1979-and-overall-child-survival-a-reanalysis-of-data-from-a-cohort-study
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Søren Wengel Mogensen, Peter Aaby, Lars Smedman, Cesário L Martins, Amabelia Rodrigues, Christine S Benn, Henrik Ravn
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of the first introduction of measles vaccine (MV) in Guinea-Bissau in 1979. SETTING: Urban community study of the anthropometric status of all children under 6 years of age. PARTICIPANTS: The study cohort included 1451 children in December 1978; 82% took part in the anthropometric survey. The cohort was followed for 2 years. INTERVENTION: In December 1979, the children were re-examined anthropometrically...
December 20, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998640/vaccine-coverage-and-adherence-to-epi-schedules-in-eight-resource-poor-settings-in-the-mal-ed-cohort-study
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Christel Hoest, Jessica C Seidman, Gwenyth Lee, James A Platts-Mills, Asad Ali, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Pascal Bessong, Ram Chandyo, Sudhir Babji, Venkata Raghava Mohan, Dinesh Mondal, Mustafa Mahfuz, Estomih R Mduma, Emanuel Nyathi, Claudia Abreu, Mark A Miller, William Pan, Carl J Mason, Stacey L Knobler
BACKGROUND: Launched in 1974, the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is estimated to prevent two-three million deaths annually from polio, diphtheria, tuberculosis, pertussis, measles, and tetanus. Additional lives could be saved through better understanding what influences adherence to the EPI schedule in specific settings. METHODS: The Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) study followed cohorts in eight sites in South Asia, Africa, and South America and monitored vaccine receipt over the first two years of life for the children enrolled in the study...
January 11, 2017: Vaccine
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