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Does Measles Vaccination Reduce the Risk of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and Diarrhea in Children: A Multi-Country Study?

Measles is a highly contagious disease transmitted through a virus belonging to the Morbillivirus genus. The infection is acquired via the respiratory tract and is mostly seen in infants and children below five years of age. The virus usually disrupts the…

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Effect of Oral Ribavirin in Hospital Stays of Measles Cases

Ribavirin is a broad-spectrum virustatic antiviral agent with a low toxicity. It has multiple mechanisms of action, and therefore viral resistance rarely develops. It can be administered orally, intravenously or with a nebuliser. Its efficacy varies in treatment of several diseases, such as…

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Case Based Measles Surveillance in Pune: Evidence to Guide Current and Future Measles Control and Elimination Efforts in India

Recent estimates indicate that global measles mortality has declined by 71% between 2000 and 2011 [1]. During the same period measles deaths in India declined by a mere 36% and still contribute to 35% of the global burden of measles deaths. India reported a little above 29 000 measles cases in 2011, which was certainly an…

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Measles Case Fatality Rate in Bihar, India, 2011–12

Estimates of measles-related deaths are critical for monitoring progress towards global measles elimination goals [1], [2]. However, absence of complete and reliable mortality data, particularly from countries with high disease burden, has been a major challenge in measuring the measles mortality reduction goals.

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India lags behind other countries in measles reduction

Worldwide, the incidence of measles has fallen dramatically, from 4.6 cases per 1,000 people in 2000, to 1.6 cases per 1,000 in 2010, according to a newly issued report. Improvements in measles outcomes have not been keeping pace in India, however. “…The practicing pediatrician should scan through the vaccination card… 

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Review identifies gaps in pediatric immunization rates in India

According to the most recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS), less than half of all Indian children aged 12 to 23 months are fully vaccinated against tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and measles. In an effort to understand the gaps in vaccination coverage, a recent systematic review published in the… 

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