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Wealth-based equity in maternal, neonatal, and chi ...

  Wealth-based equity in maternal, neonatal, and child health services utilization: a cross-sectional study from Ethiopia. Wuneh AD, Medhanyie AA, Bezabih AM, Persson LÅ, Schell ...

Wealth-based equity in maternal, neonatal, and chi ...

  Wealth-based equity in maternal, neonatal, and child health services utilization: a cross-sectional study from Ethiopia. Wuneh AD, Medhanyie AA, Bezabih AM, Persson LÅ, Schell ...

Measles outbreaks at mass gathering mostly occur a ...

  Measles outbreaks at mass gathering mostly occur at youth events. Hoang VT, Gautret P. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jan;20(1):23. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31876493 ...

Factors related to vaccine hesitancy during the im ...

  Factors related to vaccine hesitancy during the implementation of Measles-Rubella campaign 2017 in rural Puducherry-A mixed-method study. Krishnamoorthy Y, Kannusamy S, Sarves ...

Factors related to vaccine hesitancy during the im ...

  Factors related to vaccine hesitancy during the implementation of Measles-Rubella campaign 2017 in rural Puducherry-A mixed-method study. Krishnamoorthy Y, Kannusamy S, Sarves ...

Measles in pregnant women: A systematic review of ...

  Measles in pregnant women: A systematic review of clinical outcomes and a meta-analysis of antibodies seroprevalence. Congera P, Maraolo AE, Parente S, Schiano Moriello N, ...

Study pushes emergence of measles back to antiquit ...

  Study pushes emergence of measles back to antiquity. Kupferschmidt K. Science. 2020 Jan 3;367(6473):11-12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31896697 & ...

Spatio-temporal dynamics of measles outbreaks in C ...

  Spatio-temporal dynamics of measles outbreaks in Cameroon. Parpia AS, Skrip LA, Nsoesie EO, Ngwa MC, Abah Abah AS, Galvani AP, Ndeffo-Mbah ML. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Nov 6. p ...

Safety of Co-Administration Versus Separate Admini ...

Safety of Co-Administration Versus Separate Administration of the Same Vaccines in Children: A Systematic Literature Review. Bauwens J, Saenz LH, Reusser A, Künzli N, Bonhoeffer J. Vaccines (Ba ...

An evaluation of the clinical features of measles ...

  An evaluation of the clinical features of measles virus infection for diagnosis in children within a limited resources setting. Husada D, Kusdwijono, Puspitasari D, Ka ...

Samoan measles crisis is diverting resources from ...

  Samoan measles crisis is diverting resources from non-communicable diseases Craig A, Worth H. BMJ. 2020 Jan 7;368:m5. https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m5 ...

Measles: Democratic Republic of the Congo recorded ...

  Measles: Democratic Republic of the Congo recorded over 6000 deaths last year. Mahase E. BMJ. 2020 Jan 8;368:m57. https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m57  

Comparison of virological and serological methods ...

  Comparison of virological and serological methods for laboratory confirmation of rubella. Uchino K, Miyoshi T, Mori Y, Komase K, Okayama F, Shibata Y, Yoshida H, Numata T, Takeda M, Tan ...

Comparison of virological and serological methods ...

  Comparison of virological and serological methods for laboratory confirmation of rubella. Uchino K, Miyoshi T, Mori Y, Komase K, Okayama F, Shibata Y, Yoshida H, Numata T, Takeda M, Tan ...

Characterisation of diversity of measles viruses i ...

Characterisation of diversity of measles viruses in India: genomic sequencing and comparative genomics studies. Vaidya S, Kasibhatla S, Bhattad D, Ramtirthkar M, Kale M, Raut C, Kulkarni-Kale U. J I ...

A review of measles outbreak cost estimates from t ...

  A review of measles outbreak cost estimates from the US in the post-elimination era (2004-2017): Estimates by perspective and cost type. Pike J, Leidner AJ, Gastañaduy PA. ...

Health care utilisation and measles, mumps, rubell ...

      Health care utilisation and measles, mumps, rubella vaccination rates among children with an extended postnatal home visiting programme in a disadvantaged area in Stockhol ...

Measles-containing vaccines in Brazil: Coverage, h ...

  Measles-containing vaccines in Brazil: Coverage, homogeneity of coverage and associations with contextual factors at municipal level. Pacheco FC, França GVA, Elidio GA, Leal MB, ...

Measles-containing vaccines in Brazil: Coverage, h ...

  Measles-containing vaccines in Brazil: Coverage, homogeneity of coverage and associations with contextual factors at municipal level. Pacheco FC, França GVA, Elidio GA, Leal MB, ...

The elimination of measles in Iran

The elimination of measles in Iran. Namaki S, Gouya MM, Zahraei SM, Khalili N, Sobhani H, Akbari ME. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Feb;8(2):e173-e174. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31981549  ...

Characterisation of diversity of measles viruses i ...

Characterisation of diversity of measles viruses in India: genomic sequencing and comparative genomics studies. Vaidya S, Kasibhatla S, Bhattad D, Ramtirthkar M, Kale M, Raut C, Kulkarni ...

Lessons from the tragic measles outbreak in Samoa

  Lessons from the tragic measles outbreak in Samoa. Isaacs D. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Jan;56(1):175. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpc.14752 ...

Quantifying the success of measles vaccination cam ...

  Quantifying the success of measles vaccination campaigns in the Rohingya refugee camps. Chin T, Buckee CO, Mahmud AS. Epidemics. 2020 Jan 9;30:100385. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ...

Progress towards regional measles elimination, 200 ...

Progress towards regional measles elimination, 2000-2019 Patel MK et al. Weekly Epidemiological Record, 6 December 2019 https://extranet.who.int/iris/restricted/bitstream/handle/10665/330042/WER944 ...

Measles in the Americas

Measles in the Americas From the PAHO EPI Newsletter, September 2019 Text starts on page 3. https://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3130:2010-immunization-newsl ...

Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts ...

Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, October 2091: Conclusions and Recommendations Weekly Epidemiological Record, 22 November 2019 https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/ ...

Cost-Effectiveness of Measles/Rubella Elimination, ...

Cost-Effectiveness of Measles/Rubella Elimination, background paper prepared for the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts, WHO https://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2019/october/Cost-Effectiv ...

What Is the Evidence to Support a Correlate of Pro ...

What Is the Evidence to Support a Correlate of Protection for Measles? A Systematic Review Bolotin S1,2,3, Hughes SL1, Gul N1, Khan S1, Rota PA4, Severini A5,6, Hahné S7, Tricco A2,8, Moss WJ9 ...

Measles virus infection diminishes pre-existing an ...

Measles virus infection diminishes pre-existing antibodies that offer protection from other pathogens Michael J. Mina et al., Science, 1 November 2019 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6465 ...

The Vaccine Vial Monitor

The Book of VVM, by Umit Kartoglu The first book length discussion of the vaccine vial monitor, of which 8 billion have thus far been distributed worldwide. Without the VVM, there would be no assuran ...

Progress towards control and elimination of rubell ...

Progress towards control and elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, Worldwide, 2000-2018 Weekly Epidemiological Record, 4 October 2019 See, especially, p. 455, with figure and discu ...

Lessons learned from detecting and responding to ...

  Lessons learned from detecting and responding to recurrent measles outbreak in Liberia post Ebola-Epidemic 2016-2017 T. Nagbe et al. Pan Afr Med J 2019, May 29 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ ...

Measles-related hospitalizations and associated co ...

Measles-related hospitalizations and associated complications in Jerusalem, 2018-2019 Ben-Chetrit E, Oster Y, Jarjoui A, Megged O, Lachish T, Cohen MJ, Stein-Zamir C, Ivgi H, Rivkin M, Milgrom Y, Ave ...

MMR vaccine: Johnson urges new impetus to increase ...

MMR vaccine: Johnson urges new impetus to increase uptake as UK loses measles-free status Wise J. BMJ. 2019 Aug 20;366:l5219. https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l5219/related     ...

Forecasted Size of Measles Outbreaks Associated Wi ...

Forecasted Size of Measles Outbreaks Associated With Vaccination Exemptions for Schoolchildren Sinclair DR, Grefenstette JJ, Krauland MG, Galloway DD, Frankeny RJ, Travis C, Burke DS, Rob ...

Measles Elimination: Identifying Susceptible Sub-P ...

Measles Elimination: Identifying Susceptible Sub-Populations to Tailor Immunization Strategies Kreidl P, Ammerer D, Würzner R, Luckner Hornischer A, von Laer D, Borena W. Viruses. 2019 A ...

Measles seroprevalence after reactive vaccination ...

Measles seroprevalence after reactive vaccination campaigns during the 2015 measles outbreak in four health zones of the former Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo Keating ...

Post-vaccination campaign coverage evaluation of o ...

Post-vaccination campaign coverage evaluation of oral cholera vaccine, oral polio vaccine and measles-rubella vaccine among Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals in Bangladesh Khan AI, Islam MT ...

Factors associated with non-uptake of measles-rube ...

Factors associated with non-uptake of measles-rubella vaccine second dose among children under five years in Mtwara district council, Tanzania, 2017 Magodi R, Mmbaga EJ, Massaga J, Lyimo D, Mp ...

Geographical variation and associated factors of c ...

Geographical variation and associated factors of childhood measles vaccination in Ethiopia: a spatial and multilevel analysis. Geremew TT, Gezie LD, Abejie AN. BMC Public Health. 2019 Au ...

The cost saving opportunity of introducing a card ...

The cost saving opportunity of introducing a card review into measles-containing vaccination campaigns. Hagedorn BL, Dabbagh A, McCarthy KA. Vaccine. 2019 Sep 24;37(41):6093-6101. https://ww ...

Optimization of frequency and targeting of measles ...

Optimization of frequency and targeting of measles supplemental immunization activities in Nigeria: A cost-effectiveness analysis Zimmermann M, Frey K, Hagedorn B, Oteri AJ, Yahya A, Hami ...

Optimization of frequency and targeting of measles ...

Optimization of frequency and targeting of measles supplemental immunization activities in Nigeria: A cost-effectiveness analysis Zimmermann M, Frey K, Hagedorn B, Oteri AJ, Yahya A, Hami ...

Optimization of frequency and targeting of measles ...

Optimization of frequency and targeting of measles supplemental immunization activities in Nigeria: A cost-effectiveness analysis Zimmermann M, Frey K, Hagedorn B, Oteri AJ, Yahya A, Hami ...

Parental vaccination to reduce measles immunity ga ...

Parental vaccination to reduce measles immunity gaps in Italy. Marziano V, Poletti P, Trentini F, Melegaro A, Ajelli M, Merler S. Elife. 2019 Sep 3;8. pii: e44942. https://www.ncbi.nlm.ni ...

Containing a measles outbreak in Minnesota, 2017

Containing a measles outbreak in Minnesota, 2017: methods and challenges. Banerjee E, Griffith J, Kenyon C, Christianson B, Strain A, Martin K, McMahon M, Bagstad E, Laine E, Hardy K, Gri ...

Measles outbreak in an office building in the crow ...

Measles outbreak in an office building in the crowded Metropolis of Beijing, China Li Z, Zhang Z, Wang F, Wei R, Zhao J, Liu F. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 3;19(1):771. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih ...

Outbreak of measles among persons with secondary v ...

Outbreak of measles among persons with secondary vaccine failure, China, 2018 Zhang Z, Chen M, Ma R, Pan J, Suo L, Lu L. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019 Sep 5:1-5. https://www.tandfonline.c ...

Measles and rubella immunity, Bhutan

Measles and rubella immunity in the population of Bhutan, 2017 Wangchuk S, Nogareda F, Tshering N, Khandu L, Pelden S, Wannemuehler K, Wangdi S, Wangchuk U, Mulders M, Tamang T, Patel MK. Vacci ...

Long-term dynamics of measles in London: Titratin ...

Long-term dynamics of measles in London: Titrating the impact of wars, the 1918 pandemic, and vaccination Becker AD, Wesolowski A, Bjørnstad ON, Grenfell BT. PLoS Comput Biol. 201 ...

Measles in a young adult

Measles in a young adult. Fernandez-Nieto D, Ortega-Quijano D, Jimenez-Cauhe J, Diaz-Garcia N. Med Clin (Barc). 2019 Sep 13. pii: S0025-7753(19)30531-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3 ...

Status of coverage of MR vaccination, after supple ...

Status of coverage of MR vaccination, after supplementary immunization activities in a rural area of South India: a rapid immunization coverage survey Newtonraj A, Vincent A, Selvaraj K, Manikandan ...

Rubella transmission and the risk of congenital ru ...

Rubella transmission and the risk of congenital rubella syndrome in Liberia: a need to introduce rubella-containing vaccine in the routine immunization program Woyessa AB, Ali MS, Korkpor TK, Tuopi ...

Early childhood vaccination and subsequent mortali ...

Early childhood vaccination and subsequent mortality or morbidity: are observational studies hampered by residual confounding? A Danish register-based cohort study Jensen A, Andersen PK, Stensballe ...

A Survey of Vaccine-Induced Measles IgG Antibody T ...

A Survey of Vaccine-Induced Measles IgG Antibody Titer to Verify Temporal Changes in Response to Measles Vaccination in Young Adults Sasaki H, Fukunaga T, Asano A, Suzuki Y, Nak ...

Immunogenicity, effectiveness, and safety of meas ...

Immunogenicity, effectiveness, and safety of measles vaccination in infants younger than 9 months: a systematic review and meta-analysis Nic Lochlainn LM, de Gier B, van der Maas N, Streb ...

Early vaccination: a provisional measure to preve ...

Early vaccination: a provisional measure to prevent measles in infants. Principi N, Esposito S. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 20. pii: S1473-3099(19)30520-1. https://www.thelancet.com/jou ...

Effect of measles vaccination in infants younger ...

Effect of measles vaccination in infants younger than 9 months on the immune response to subsequent measles vaccine doses: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nic Lochlainn LM, ...

Combining serological and contact data to derive ...

Combining serological and contact data to derive target immunity levels for achieving and maintaining measles elimination. Funk S, Knapp JK, Lebo E, Reef SE, Dabbagh AJ, Kretsinger K, Jit ...

Molecular characterization of measles virus strai ...

  Molecular characterization of measles virus strains circulating in Cameroon during the 2013-2016 epidemics. Obam Mekanda FM, Monamele CG, Simo Nemg FB, Yonga GM, Ouapi D, Penlap Ben ...

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