Factors precipitating outbreaks of measles in district Kangra of North India: A case-control study

Author (s): 

Surender Nikhil Gupta, Ramachandran Vidya1, Naveen Gupta2, Mohan D Gupte1

MAE-FETP Graduate from National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai; presently at Regional Health and Family Welfare Training
Centre, Chheb, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, 1FETP Faculty at NIE, Chennai, 2Freelance Researcher in Epidemiology, Kangra, India


Background: Globally, measles is the fi fth killer disease among children under fi ve years of age. Despite high immunization
coverage in Himachal, outbreaks are occurring. Upon two outbreaks in a hilly district in North India, a case control study
was conducted to identify factors contributing to outbreaks and to recommend remedial measures to prevent further


Monitoring vaccine safety in a nationwide adult Measles-Rubella immunization campaign

Author (s): 

Badilla X1, Morice A2, Machado V1, vila ML3, Murillo J4, Vieto E5, Reef S6, Castillo-Solrzano C7 1 Epidemiology Analysis and Surveillance Program, Social Security System, Costa Rica, 2 National Institute for Research and Training in Health and Nutrition (INCIENSA), Costa Rica 3 National Children Hospital (HNN), Costa Rica 4 National Center for Drug Surveillance, Social Security System, Costa Rica 5 National Blood Bank, Costa Rica 6National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 7 Expanded Program on Immunization, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C.

Presenter (s): 

Utilization of Vaccination Service by Migrant Childrens in 3 Counties, Zhejiang Province, China, 2010

Background: Sharp rise in the number of migrants in Zhejiang Province pose serious challenges to the work of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). In 2005, a survey found that only 58% of migrant children in 3 counties (Beilun of Ningbo City, Jiashan of Jiaxing City and Shangyu of Shaoxing City) were recorded in EPI information system. We wanted to improve the vaccination service availability through strengthening children-finding-registrating survey. In April 2010, we investigated use of immunization services by migrant children in these 3 counties.

Author (s): 

Jie Gao, J.C. Shen, H.L. Ma,L.J. Zhang

Presenter (s): 
Mr. Jie Gao
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