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Molecular Epidemiology of Measles in India, 2005–2010

Author (s): 

Niteen Wairagkar,1 Deepika Chowdhury,1 Sunil Vaidya,1 Sarika Sikchi,1 Naseem Shaikh,1 Laxman Hungund,1
R. S. Tomar,1 D. Biswas,2 K. Yadav,2 J. Mahanta,2 V. N. R. Das,3 Prasanna Yergolkar,4 P. Gunasekaran,5 D. Raja,5 R. Jadi,1 Nalini Ramamurty,6 A. C. Mishra,1 and MeaslesNetIndia collaborators

 

1WHO Regional Measles Reference Laboratory, National Institute of Virology, Pune; 2Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh; 3Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna; 4WHO National Measles Laboratory, Bangalore Field Unit of National Institute of Virology, Pune; 5WHO National Reference Laboratory for Measles and Rubella, King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Chennai; and 6World Health Organization-South East Asia Region Office, New Delhi, India

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Two Highly Immunized Hilly Areas versus Double Measles Outbreak Investigations in District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, in 2006

Author (s): 

Surender N Gupta, Naveen Gupta

ABSTRACT

Background: We investigated two sequential outbreaks of measles in seven villages of Kangra, to confirm the diagnosis and
to formulate recommendations for prevention and control.

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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

Abstract

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
outbreaks.

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Outbreak of Gastroenteritis in Tibetan Transit School, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2006

Author (s): 

Surender Nikhil Gupta, Naveen Gupta

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Background: On 28th June, 2006, 55 cases of the gastroenteritis were reported among the hostellers of the Tibetan Transit School,
Dharamshala. We investigated the outbreak to identify the source, propose control and preventive measures.

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An Outbreak of Rubella in a Hilly District of Kangra- Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2006

Author (s): 

Surender Nikhil Gupta and Naveen Nikhil Gupta1

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Objective. We investigated the outbreak as a suspected outbreak of measles with the objectives of confirming diagnosis,
estimating the magnitude of outbreak and formulating recommendations for control and prevention.

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Typhoid outbreak investigation in Dzivaresekwa Suburb of Harare City, Zimbabwe, 2011

Introduction: Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by a gram negative bacterium, Salmonella Typhi. Harare City reported 1078 cases of suspected typhoid fever cases from October 2011 to January 2010. We initiated an investigation to identify possible source of transmission so as to institute control measures.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Monica Muti, N. Gombe, S. Mungofa, M. Tshimanga

 

Presenter (s): 
Monica Muti
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Crab meat: A new vehicle for Escherichia coli O157 identified during an outbreak in UK, 2011

Background: Since 08/05/2011, the Health Protection Unit, South West England, was notified about six cases of infections with Vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) O157 phage type (PT) 21/28 verotoxin (VT) 2 linked to Plymouth. From 08/11/2011 onwards we investigated to identify the source of the outbreak and prevent further spread.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Petra Matulkova1,2, M. Gobin2, F. Oshin2, G. Thould2, C. O'Connor3, I. Oliver2 (1European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Sweden, 2Health Protection Agency South West,

 

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Petra Matulkova
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Cluster of Measles Cases among Malnourished Maasai Children, Monduli District, Arusha, Tanzania 2011

Background: On 12 August 2011, the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare received a report of a cluster of suspected measles patients from Monduli district. A total of 104 measles cases with 5 deaths (CFR= 4.8%) were reported. Case patients presented with fever, body rashes, diarrhoea and cough.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Remidius Kakulu, R. Andrew, M. Mohamed, J. Mghamba, A. Simba, Z. Ngware, S. Sembuche, P. Mmbuji

 

Presenter (s): 
Remidius Kakulu
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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
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An outbreak of shigellosis linked to imported basil. The importance of standardized genotyping tools and traceability systems, Norway, October 2011

Background: On 9 October 2011, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health was alerted about an increase in Shigella sonnei infections in Troms, northern Norway with identical Multiple-Locus Variable number tandem repeat Analysis (MLVA) profile previously unknown in Norway. Most cases had consumed food provided by one local delicatessen. On 14 October, S.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
B Guzman-Herrador1,2, E Nilsen3, L Jensvoll4, JM Kvamme3, A Lindegård Aanstad4, B Lindstedt1, K Nygård1, G Severinsen5, A Wester1, M Wiklund3, L Vold1. (1.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 2. European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training. 3.

 

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B Guzman-Herrador
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