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Strategies to improve vaccination uptake rates

01 March 2011

Primary Health Care


This article explores the controversy and uncertainty that still exists around the triple measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and its perceived link to autism. It...

Measles: the role of health protection teams and primary care

13 November 2019

Primary Health Care

Infection control

Measles is a highly infectious, potentially serious viral infection that mainly affects those people who are unvaccinated. Prompt notification by clinicians and...

Immunisation: Changes in the UK for Children and Young People

01 November 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Vaccination programmes are implemented either in response to a specific situation, or as new vaccines become available or evidence about them accumulates....

Measles: symptoms, diagnosis, management and prevention

30 January 2015

Primary Health Care


Measles is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases and less than 15 minutes’ exposure can result in infection for individuals who have not been fully...

Preventing measles outbreaks: a global health challenge

13 May 2020

Primary Health Care

childhood vaccination

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. In late 2019, Samoa experienced an epidemic of measles, which resulted in overwhelming pressure on local healthcare...

Measles: pathology, management and public health issues

21 May 2014

Nursing Standard


Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that continues to occur in epidemics in the UK despite efforts to eradicate it. In the acute stage, measles is...