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Correlation between measles immunization coverage and overall morbidity and mortality for COVID-19: an epidemiological study.
Altulayhi, Raed Ibrahim; Alqahtani, Rakan M; Alakeel, Reem Abdullah; Khorshid, Faten Abdulrahman; Alshammari, Rehab Hamoud; Alattas, Sana Ghazi; Alshammari, Fahad Abdullah M; Bin-Jumah, May; Abdel-Daim, Mohamed M; Almohideb, Mohammad.
  • Altulayhi RI; Department of Pathology, Microbiology Unit, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. rayden185@hotmail.com.
  • Alqahtani RM; Department of Critical Care Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alakeel RA; Family Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Khorshid FA; Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, 21589, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alshammari RH; Maternity and Children Hospital in Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alattas SG; Biological Sciences Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alshammari FAM; Department of Adult Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medical Services, King Khalid Hospital, Hail, Saudi Arabia.
  • Bin-Jumah M; Biology Department, College of Science, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abdel-Daim MM; Department of Zoology, Science College, King Saud University, Riyadh, 11451, Saudi Arabia. abdeldaim.m@vet.suez.edu.eg.
  • Almohideb M; Pharmacology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, 41522, Egypt. abdeldaim.m@vet.suez.edu.eg.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int ; 28(44): 62266-62273, 2021 Nov.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1286177
ABSTRACT
We conducted the current analysis to determine the potential role of measles vaccination in the context of the spread of COVID-19. Data were extracted from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Health Observatory data repository about the measles immunization coverage estimates and correlated to overall morbidity and mortality for COVID-19 among different countries. Data were statistically analyzed to calculate the Spearman rank correlation coefficient (rho). There was a significant positive correlation between the vaccine coverage (%) and new cases per one million populations (rho = 0.24; p-value = 0.025); however, this correlation was absent in deaths per one million populations (rho = 0.17; p-value = 0.124). On further analysis of the effect of first reported year of vaccination policy, there was no significant correlation with both of total cases per one million populations (rho = 0.11; p-value = 0.327) and deaths per one million populations (rho = -0.02; p-value = 0.829). Claims regarding the possible protective effect of measles vaccination seem to be doubtful.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: COVID-19 / Measles Topics: Vaccines Limits: Humans / Infant Language: English Journal: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Journal subject: Environmental Health / Toxicology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S11356-021-14980-6

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: COVID-19 / Measles Topics: Vaccines Limits: Humans / Infant Language: English Journal: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Journal subject: Environmental Health / Toxicology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S11356-021-14980-6