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Double impact vaccine

The virus strain which produces the measles vaccine is effective for another purpose - fightin...partment of molecular medicine have found that the measles vaccine virus caused remission of lymphoma in mice injected with human cells containing the cancer./...

Acute Measles Supresses HIV Replication

... the blood// were significantly lower while having measles compared to HIV-infected children who did not have...is colleagues followed 100 children diagnosed with measles and HIV. The children’s HIV levels were measured from blood samples taken when they were admitted to...

Measles Suppresses AIDS Virus

HIV-positive children ill with measles may get a temporary respite from the virus that causes AIDS. Levels of HIV are suppressed while measles infection rages, the team found. "We were surprised by these findings, because we expected to see HI...

Drop in global deaths from measles

...s from WHO an estimated 777,000 children died from measles in 2000 and this is about 11 percent fewer than in...and Southeast Asia, the two regions hardest hit by measles and hopes to cut the number of annual measles deaths to 437,500 by 2005.Africa has about 10 percent ...

Preventing Childhood Deaths

...s breastfeeding, bednets treated with insecticide, measles vaccinations, and rehydration therapy for those with diarrhea and others would save the lives of a significant number of children in the countries most responsible for the high mortality rates. The investigators say, "Our findings show that about tw...

Measles Risk in Transplant Patients

...e organ transplantation could be at a high risk of measles if they don’t receive the measles, mumps and rubel... by March 2003. (Data shows there were 66 cases of measles reported in the second quarter of the year.) In a letter in this week’s issue of The Lancet, researc...

Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies

...lla) leading to expectations of large outbreaks of measles in UK and some countries. The new study, which appears in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, says that cases of reporetd autism in children continue to increase in Japan. While earlier studies have tried to define the relationship between...

Drop in Worldwide Measles deaths by 40%

...hey announced that there is almost a 50% drop of measles death in the last five years worldwide. This is at...Measles is a vaccine-preventable condition. Global measles deaths have come down 39%, from 873 000 in 1999 to an estimated 530 000 in 2003.The largest reductio...

WHO report asks for improved healthcare for mother and child

...o lower respiratory infections, diarrhea, malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS. Availability of oral re-hydration therapy, antibiotics, anti-malaria drugs, and insecticide treated bed nets are some very common treatments that can successfully stop these children from dying. WHO urges the medical community across th...

Programs for development of health in poor countries not effective

...ervices as a priority, and all children should get measles immunization and micronutrients as a matter of course, say the authors. The fight against malaria demands a much larger injection of resources than currently available, and substantial investment is also needed to meet targets on reducing tuberculo...

Measles Break Out In Relief Camps

A breakout of measles in an earthquake relief camp is further complicating the relief efforts taken by the Pakistani authorities at Muzaffarabad. As many as 14 cases have been reported, with the death of a minor at the Hattian Bala Camp//. "All of them are children and ...

India To Produce More Cost Effective Vaccines

...e of whooping cough by 91%, diphtheria by 72%, and measles by 61%. India accounts for one third of the total number of children in the world who have not been immunized. As many as 70 nations receive multi-year grants from GAVI for immunization programs, which in turn receives contributions from countries ...

Measles Vaccination Drive Intensified In Quake-Hit Pakistan

The UNICEF is intensifying its battle against measles outbreaks in the quake-hit Pakistan as the harsh H... to all under-five children. To date, 14 cases of measles have been reported in one small tent camp near Muzaffarabad, underlying the necessity to continue th...

Britain Toddlers To Receive Flu-Jab In Addition To The 21 Shots

...e shot of MMR for triple protection against mumps, measles and rubella. The question of whether it is acceptable to overdose children with vaccines for the sake of protecting pensioners, who have been already vaccinated, is yet to resolved....

MMR Triple Vaccine Caught In the Eye of a Storm

...ntific data is steadily accumulating that the live measles virus in MMR can cause brain, gut and immune system damage in a subset of vulnerable children, and There's no one conclusive piece of scientific evidence, no 'smoking gun', because there very rarely is when adverse drug reactions are first suspected....

Vaccines For Children: At What Cost?

...ved the MMR vaccine, for protection against mumps, measles and rubella. Currently, children in Britain receive the maximum number of vaccinations between 2 and 15 months of birth with nearly 21 vaccines for protection against 9 different vaccine preventable diseases. The government had recently announced t...

Measles Outbreak In Bihar Creates Panic

The measles outbreak in a Bihar village has created much panic and confusion among the villagers who continue to sincerely worship the village deity hoping that the goddess would answer their prayers. // Some people even feel that the disease is a divine curse c...

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial To Be Initiated Soon

...ully managed and other diseases like tuberculosis, measles have been brought under control through successful immunization programmes. The strategies applied to such programmes can be incorporated into the anti-AIDS movement, to make it effective....

Death Due To Measles Plummet By About 50% Following WHO Campaign

...region also. Hence they are planning to increase measles immunisation coverage in that region to at least 90 %. The measles virus is one of the most contagious diseases and if combined with malnourishment and left untreated ...

Measles Resurges Due To Drop In Immunization With MMR

...heir parents has been blamed for the resurgence of measles that has claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy. //...he whole of 2005. At least 30 children have caught measles in a single outbreak in South Yorkshire. The teenager who died is Britain’s first fatality in 14 yea...

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