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MERCK’S MMR: NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT

"This Naval War Ship, USS FT McHenry, has been wandering the Persian Gulf for three months, unable to dock due to a galloping mumps outbreak caused by Merck’s MMR va$$ine. The ship is likely to spend many more months adrift since naval regulations require full quarantine for 50 days after the last case and new … Continue reading MERCK’S MMR: NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT

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Rapid Identification of Measles Virus Vaccine Genotype by Real-Time PCR

During measles outbreaks, it is important to be able to rapidly distin-guish between measles cases and vaccine reactions to avoid unnecessary outbreak response measures such as case isolation and contact investigations. .... Endemic transmission of measles virus (MeV) was interrupted in the Americas in 2002(1), but since then, importations of measles from areas of endemicity … Continue reading Rapid Identification of Measles Virus Vaccine Genotype by Real-Time PCR