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    Measles Research Paper

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    WHAT: What are the Measles? Measles is defined to be a viral infection that is caused by a virus. “Measles is caused by a single-stranded, enveloped RNA virus with one serotype” (cdc.gov). “It is classified as a member of the genus Morbillivirus in the Paramyxoviridae family” (cdc.gov). “Humans are the only natural hosts of measles virus” (cdc.gov). “The virus typically first comes in contact with host lung tissue, where it infects immune cells called macrophages and dendritic, cells which serve as an early defense and warning system” (sciencemag.org). Then after that these infected cells will migrate to the lymph nodes, transferring the virus to B and T cells. “As soon as it enters the body the virus multiplies in the back of the throat,…

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    Measles Virus Essay

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    2000, the measles virus was considered eradicated, until an outbreak in late 2014 that has many at risk. There are over 644 cases of infected patients, many of them being young children. Even though people think they are safe from diseases and illnesses, measles is highly contagious and vaccinations are an absolute must. Many have died and even more have been infected or even just affected by sick or lost family members. The virus has been around for quite a long time. In the 1930s the most…

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    Reemergence of Measles Pam Carter Introduction: I. According to “www.cfr.org” there were nearly 139,000 reported measles cases worldwide for 2014. And according to “www.cdc.gov” the United States in 2014 experienced a dramatic increase in the number of measles cases up to 668 covering 27 different states. II. The United States reported in 2000 that measles had been eliminated; last year’s numbers are the highest since 2000. III. I am a member of the healthcare community and see first-hand how…

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    Morbillivirus measles virus (measles), though present in the rest of the world, has been completely eradicated in the Western Hemisphere. Being such a contagious disease, one would think that eliminating it completely would be close to impossible. Measles is a disease that created a wave of negative impacts, opened doors for medical advancements, and created a unique set of symptoms. It is estimated 3 to 4 million people in the United States were infected each year. It was also a reported…

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    Measles Case Study

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    mid-December, a measles outbreak started at Disneyland, in Orange County, California. That outbreak has now infected one hundred people in California, and twenty-five people in other states across America. With this outbreak and others that occurred recently, there were over six hundred measles cases in 2014. Before this outbreak, the average number of measles cases in the United States annually was approximately 100 (Corum). In 2014, California also had the highest amount of whooping cough…

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    Guardians around the country have turned out to be hazardously misled about measles. The measles episode, which began at Disneyland in December, has not impeded and brought about numerous guardians, schools, and states to start talking. In spite of the fact that the talking has wound up turning out to be to a greater degree a civil argument, the way that numerous guardians are deceived of the measles immunization is creating a significant part of the country to ascend to sympathy toward their…

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    Measles Viruses Essay

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    Have you ever heard about the latest outbreak of the Measles viruses? It was first seen in the early 1900ś in the blood samples of children and pregnant women. When it first was discovered, doctors thought it was just another common cold or an allergic reaction patients were having; however, by 1912 there was a series epidemic of measles-related deaths recorded, and by the 1950ś over three to four million U.S citizens were infected. After a few more years scientist were able to create the very…

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    Measles Research Paper

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    Measles is an infectious disease caused by a type of virus in the class of viruses, paramyxoviruses. With measles, a blotchy red rash develops on the patient, starting at the head and typically moves down the body. Many symptoms are found to be a part of this disease, including fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, and tiny white spots developing inside of the mouth (“Measles: MedlinePlus,” n.d.). The vaccination rates for the measles vaccines have increased throughout the years, which…

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    Measles Referencing List

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    is measles. Measles are deadly diseases; they are caused by viruses called paramyxovirus (1). The effects of measles and the description of it on the human body are: Fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, swollen or puffy eyes, white spots found in the mouth inside lining of the cheek and skin rash (2). Vaccines for measles (MMR) were first discovered in 1963. But before that. It was guessed that 3 to 4 million people in only united states were effected each year and by the time kids turned…

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    Red Measles Essay

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    MEASLES According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Rubeola, or “red” measles, is a highly contagious respiratory disease spread by coughing, sneezing, or simply being in close contact with someone who is infected with it, even when the rash is not visible. Measles tends to be more severe in adults than in children, with a higher fever, more prominent rash, and more complications. Symptoms start with a fever, cough, runny nose, red irritated eyes, sore throat with tiny white…

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