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The Heterogeneity of Measles Epidemiology in India: Implications for Improving Control Measures

Author (s): 

Manoj V. Murhekar, Yvan J. Hutin, Ramachandran Ramakrishnan, Vidya Ramachandran, Asit K. Biswas, Prasun K. Das,
Surender N. Gupta, Dipankar Maji, Harish Chandra Singh Martolia, Armugam Mohan, and Mohan D. Gupte

Abstract

Background. Measles vaccination coverage varies in India. Trainees of the Field Epidemiology Training
Programme (FETP) investigated 8 outbreaks from 2004 through 2006 in Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Tamil
Nadu, and West Bengal. We reviewed these outbreaks to contribute to the description of the epidemiology of
measles and propose recommendations for control.

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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
Conference: 
EIS International Night 2012

Measles Outbreak and Vaccination Coverage — Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, 2011

Background: Measles, a highly infectious vaccine preventable disease, is widespread and severe among displaced populations due to overcrowding. In January 2011, three patients at the Kakuma refugee camp were reported to have laboratory confirmed measles. We investigated the outbreak to characterize it.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Joyce N Wamicwe, E. Mbaisi, I. Njeru, S. Amwayi, A. Abade, J.Oundo, J. Omolo

 

Presenter (s): 
Joyce N Wamicwe
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Rabies in Georgia, 2011 (Georgia, Gardabani region, Village of Nazarlo) August 2011 – December 14

Introduction About five Georgians (from 4.5 million population), have died annually from rabies since 2005; similarly, 102 animals had laboratory-confirmed rabies. In August 2011, Georgia National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Ministry of Agriculture Laboratory (LMA) learned of human death due to rabies in the village of Nazarlo, Gardabani Region.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Marina Nikolaishvili *, Ts. Tushishvili**, K. Sidamonidze** * LMA, MoA of Georgia, Head of Microbiology Department: South Caucasus Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, 3rd Cohort resident. ** 

 

Presenter (s): 
Marina Nikolaishvili
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Measles Outbreak in Kigali Prison Controlled-Rwanda, 2010

Background: Measles is a highly infectious disease. In prison settings it can spread rapidly. In September 2010, health-workers in Kigali Prison’s Clinic in Rwanda reported a suspected outbreak of measles among prisoners. We investigated to confirm the diagnosis, establish the occurrence of an outbreak, identify the strain of measles virus involved and recommend control measures.

Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

: Karema Corine, , T. Nyatanyi, M. Muhimpundu, J. Nyamusore, M. Gatera, F. Ngabo, S. Antara

Presenter (s): 
Karema

Animal and Human Rabies in Azerbaijan, 2003- 2010

Background: Rabies is the fifth most economically costly infectious disease (WHO). It has a near 100% mortality in humans and in all warm-blooded animals. In Azerbaijan, rabies is widespread and the Republican Veterinary Laboratory (RVL) is the only facility testing for this disease. We examined data from 2003 to 2010 and made recommendations for rabies control.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Ayten Hajiyeva

Presenter (s): 
Hajiyeva

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

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

Investigation: 
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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