Measles is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the measles or rubeola virus. It mainly causes respiratory infection in children. Symptoms may result in total body rash, flu like symptoms, fever, cough and runny nose. It usually spreads when the fluid like droplets from the infected person is sprayed on the healthy person. For example this may occur when the infected person coughs or sneezes. Administration of routine vaccines may reduce the number of deaths due to measles every year. However a high vaccine coverage is required to prevent the outbreak of the disease. A research team from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA has described a model which helps to assess the benefits of supplementary vaccination campaigns which is triggered by the disease outbreak or using serological population survey immunity by measles control strategy. ‘Supplementary vaccination campaigns may help in measles prevention.’ The study was carried out by capturing four different scenarios with varying incidence of measles. The study estimated that supplementary vaccination campaigns may prevent 28,613 cases of measles in high incidence setting and 599 cases could be prevented in lower incidence setting. While serological survey was found to prevent 89,173 cases and 744 cases in higher and lower incidence settings respectively. The research study by Justin Lessler and colleagues was published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine.Source: Medindia << Cancer Cases In The UK Will Rise Steeply By 2035 Air Pollution And Lack Of Vitamin D Ups The Risk Of Dementia >> Recommended Reading Measles Measles is a viral infection with symptoms of fever,and rashes. Measles is prevented by vaccination and staying away from the infected individuals. READ MORE Infographics on Measles Vaccine Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Measles. READ MORE Immunization in Children - Live Attenuated Measles Vaccine Measles vaccine is attenuated live viral vaccine and it is to be administered subcutaneous immediately after reconstruction. It also needs to be stored between 2 and 8 degree Celsius. READ MORE Top 10 Vaccine Myths Debunked Childhood vaccination has saved many lives, yet lots more has to be done to increase awareness and eliminate myths regarding vaccines. READ MORE Traveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert! Traveling with children is always challenging as it involves careful planning. Here are some precautions that need to be taken when traveling abroad with kids. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Daily Calorie Requirements Diaphragmatic Hernia More News on: Top 10 Vaccine Myths DebunkedTraveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert!