measles virus vaccine


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mea·sles vi·rus vac·cine

vaccine containing live, attenuated strains of measles virus prepared in chick embryo cell culture. See: measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.
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ProQuad is a sterile lyophilized preparation of (1) the components of M-M-R* II (Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine Live): Measles Virus Vaccine Live, a more attenuated line of measles virus, derived from Enders' attenuated Edmonston strain and propagated in chick embryo cell culture; Mumps Virus Vaccine Live, the Jeryl Lynn(TM) (B level) strain of mumps virus propagated in chick embryo cell culture; Rubella Virus Vaccine Live, the Wistar RA 27/3 strain of live attenuated rubella virus propagated in WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts; and (2) Varicella Virus Vaccine Live (Oka/Merck), the Oka/Merck strain of varicella-zoster virus propagated in MRC-5 cells.
A second dose of MMR is recommended for adults who 1) were recently exposed to measles in an outbreak setting, 2) were previously vaccinated with killed measles virus vaccine, 3) were vaccinated with an unknown vaccine during 1963-1967, 4) are students in post-secondary educational institutions; 5) work in health-care facilities, and/or 6) plan to travel internationally.
Children under treatment for tuberculosis have not experienced exacerbation of the disease when immunized with live measles virus vaccine;46 no studies have been reported to date of the effect of measles virus vaccines on untreated tuberculous children.

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