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There’s been a lot of discussion recently about #SARSCoV2 #vaccine effectiveness, hospitalisation, and the reason for increasing case numbers, in spite of our high rates of vaccination. This thread will not provide a definitive explanation for the above 1/n
However, I’m hopeful it will provide context to inform the discussion. TL:DR The vaccines are not 100% effective so our current level of uptake – measured across the entire population – will not be sufficient, in isolation, to suppress #SARSCoV2 transmission in the community 2/n
Over the last 18 months, the concept of “herd immunity” has been frequently referenced in public discourse: I prefer, and will use, the term “community level protection (CLP)”, thereby illustrating the concept that immunising the community is capable of 3/n
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#Vaccines appreciation post courtesy of
#ChathamCounty public health department. Each of these is a reminder of the miracle of vaccination and the millions of lives saved.
1) #Polio - wild Polio was eliminated in Africa last year. Global #Eradication is the goal.
2) #Smallpox - #eradicated through vaccination since 1980
3) #Varicella #Chickenpox - effective vaccines have reduced hospitalization from this childhood disease by the thousands.
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Today is World #BirthDefects Day
Most birth defects can be prevented and treated with access to quality maternal and newborn care services. Yet, close to 300000 newborns 👶 die within 4 weeks of birth every year due to birth defects.

👉 bit.ly/2IViHo6
It's World #BirthDefects Day

The most common birth defects are:
🔸Congenital heart defects
🔸Neural tube defects
🔸Down syndrome
🔸Hemoglobin disorders (thalassemia and sickle cell disease)
🔸G6PD deficiency (Glucose -6-phosphate dehydrogenase)

👉bit.ly/2IViHo6
When a baby is born with #BirthDefects, receiving the right care as soon as possible gives them the best chance at life. This care can include:
🔸 Detection
🔸 Safe transport
🔸 Referral to specialized care
🔸 Paediatric surgery
🔸 Follow-up
🔸 Rehabilitation and support
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Here it is!

#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @
nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-…
#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info: microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Neis…

#sciart #microbiology Image
#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at mrsaactionuk.net/MRSA.html #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from #measles in 2018: new WHO and @CDCgov estimates.

Most deaths occurred among children under 5 years of age.

Read more 👉🏼 bit.ly/2Pfya2l
Babies and very young children are at greatest risk from #measles infections, with potential complications including pneumonia and encephalitis (a swelling of the brain), as well as lifelong disability - permanent brain damage, blindness or hearing loss bit.ly/2Pfya2l
Recently published evidence shows that contracting the #measles virus can have further long-term health impacts, with the virus damaging the immune system’s memory for months or even years following infection bit.ly/2Pfya2l
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Measles thread for the Pacific
#Australia, #NewZealand, #Samoa, #Fiji, #Tonga 👇
🔴 #Measles in #Australia, recent history to 29NOV2019
⭕ 2019 is the 2nd biggest year of cases in the past 19 years
⭕most recent cases have been in Queensland (QLD; today), New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC)
Source: NNDSS www9.health.gov.au/cda/source/cda
#Measles cases in #Australia, 2019, according to national data: 🔴 246 (+9 since 20NOV2019)
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#Measles is highly contagious.
If you are travelling🧳🛫🚉🚘🚢, check your vaccination status.
Two doses of measles vaccine are needed to protect you against the disease bit.ly/2KDqRl4

#VaccinesWork
The best protection against #measles: two doses of the measles vaccine, which is often incorporated with #mumps and/or #rubella vaccines bit.ly/2KDqRl4

#VaccinesWork
If you are unsure of your #measles vaccination status, you should receive at least one dose of measles vaccine.
WHO recommends that travellers get vaccinated at least 15 days prior to travel🧳🛫🚉🚘🚢
Latest WHO #travel advice on measles➡️ bit.ly/2KDqRl4

#VaccinesWork
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The surge in #measles and #mumps are newsworthy, hot-topic attention grabbers. However, can I make a quick plug for something that is almost certainly going to be an issue in the near future? 1/x
The declines in MMR #vaccine coverage have led to increased outbreaks, several of which have been close to home (looking at you, #Texas). Therefore, coverage for "R" - rubella - is declining in parallel with measles and mumps in the same zip codes. 2/x
The reproductive number (R0), a measure of how infectious a given pathogen is, is highest for measles, medium for mumps, and lowest for rubella. So rubella will show up last... but it's coming. Good review: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… 3/x
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Origins of the "Vaccines cause autism" hoax. In 1998, Andrew Wakefield released a paper claiming to have linked the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the onset of autism. His work has since been described as “the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years."
Wakefield also had major financial conflicts of interest. While he was discrediting the combination MMR vaccine and suggesting parents should give their children single shots over a longer period of time, he was filing patents for single-disease vaccines.
The General Medical Council (the UK’s medical regulator) found that he had paid children at his son’s 10th birthday party to donate their blood for his research.
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‘Tis the season...let’s talk about #vaccines. You’ll likely see a lot of fear-mongering & misinformation from antivaxxers in the coming weeks. Let’s fight back w/ science & facts.

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Here’s a link to @CDCgov’s Vaccines & Immunizations directory:
cdc.gov/vaccines/index…

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Are you a parent? Here is a link to @CDCgov’s handy guide to #vaccines for parents: cdc.gov/vaccines/paren…

For a visual guide on the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule for children from birth to age 18, look below⬇️

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More on why it’s so important to vaccinate children: healthychildren.org/English/safety…

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