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A Measles Outbreak among Unvaccinated Children of Migrant Workers: Zhejiang Province, June to August, 2010

Background: Improving vaccination coverage among children of migrant workers (MW) is an important part of Chinese goal of measles elimination by 2012. On July 6, 2010, the parents of a confirmed measles patient reported several similar patients in their village. An investigation was conducted to verify and understand the cause of the outbreak.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Jie Gao, H.Q. He, J.C. Shen, Z.Y. Huang, H.L. Ma, S.Y. Luo, E.F. Chen

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Gao
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Epidemiological investigation of mixed outbreaks of measles/varicella in hilly villages of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2007

Background: On 26th September 2006, a local health worker informed us about sudden increased number of cases of fever and rash in three villages of district Kangra. We investigated the suspected outbreak to confirm diagnosis and recommend for prevention and control.

Year: 
2006
Author (s): 

Surender Nikhil Gupta1, VidyaRamachandran2, Naveen Gupta3 1 MAE-FETP Graduate from NIE, Chennai; presently Epidemiologist at Regional Health and Family Welfare Training Centre, Chheb, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India. 2 Faculty, NIE, Chennai 3 Freela

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Gupta

Two sequential measles outbreak investigations in highly immunized hilly areas of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2007.

Background: We investigated two sequential outbreaks of measles to confirm diagnosis and recommend for prevention and control.

Year: 
2006
Author (s): 

Gupta S N1, Ramachandran V2, Gupta N3, Gupte M.D2, Mehta N4 1 MAE-FETP Graduate from NIE, Chennai; presently Epidemiologist at Regional Health and Family Welfare Training Centre, Chheb, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India. 2 FETP Faculty at NIE, Chennai

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Gupta

Measles Surveillance ─ Oromia Region, Ethiopia, 2005–2009

Background: Measles is a leading vaccine preventable childhood disease designated for elimination by WHO. Each year measles is responsible for 454,000 deaths worldwide. Of these, 410,000 are among children under the age of five years. Outbreaks of measles are reported in the Oromia region of Ethiopia each year, therefore, an analysis of surveillance data was performed to describe measles epidemiology within the region, characterize the disease burden, and develop guidance to improve measles control efforts.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Ketema H. Belda, R. Luce, A. Addissie, Z. Hailemariam

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Investigation of Seronegative Measles Infections during an Imported-Related Measles Outbreak - Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, 2010

Background: The World Health Organization recommends testing for measles immunoglobulin M (IgM) for laboratory confirmation. Measles IgM antibodies may be undetectable early in the infection or in previously immune individuals. We investigated IgM-seronegative measles episodes during an imported-related measles outbreak in southern Brazil.

Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

Priscila L. Leite 1, C. Costa 1, P. Reis 2, W. Araújo 1, T. Segatto 2, M. Bercini 3, J. Patzer 3, I. Menegolla 3, A. Pustai 4, R. Gralha 4, T. Ramos 5, G. Tertuliano 5, Z. Nunes 6, M. Costa 7, W. Santos 8, J. Lima 8, M. Siqueira 9, B. Flannery 10. 1 B

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Leite

Measles Epidemic in a Highly Vaccinated Population (“Measles in Burundi”)

TEPHIENT case studies are designed to be used as training material.

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Outbreak
Country: 
Burundi
Year: 
2002
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This case study was developed by Robert Chen and Bernard Morniere in 1991. It was adapted for use in the EIS Summer Course by Robert Chen, Bernard Morniere and Richard Dicker.

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

Year: 
2004
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.

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