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Investigation of a Measles Outbreak and Appraisal of Measles Elimination Indicators – Qasseem Region, Saudi Arabia, 2011

Background: The Saudi Arabia Measles Elimination Program (MEP) is committed to success by the end of 2015. In early 2011, a Measles outbreak was reported from the Buraidah sector of Qasseem region. An FETP team investigated the outbreak to identify risk factors and make recommendations to improve the MEP.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Ibraheem Mohammed Ali Al-Nahellah, S.H.S. Al-Busaidi, F.M.A. Mashragi, A.J. Choudhry, M.N. Abdalla

 

Presenter (s): 
Ibraheem Mohammed Ali Al-Nahellah
Conference: 
EIS International Night 2012

Tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome

The initial outbreak investigations of toxic shock syndrome in 1980 using a series of matched case-control studies.  Case study focuses on matching, secondarily on surveillance.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe the concepts, applications, and limitations of matching in case-control studies;
  • Analyze matched case-control data; and
  • Discuss the issues involved in appropriate selection of controls in case-control studies.
Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1983
Author (s): 

Richard Dicker and Ruth Berkelman

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