Measles outbreaks affecting children in Jewish ultra-orthodox communities in Jerusalem.

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    Epidemiology & Infection. Feb2008, Vol. 136 Issue 2, p207-214. 8p.
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      SUMMARYIn 2003 and 2004 two measles outbreaks occurred in Jewish ultra-orthodox communities in Jerusalem. The index case of the first outbreak (March 2003) was a 2-year-old unvaccinated child from Switzerland. Within 5 months, 107 cases (mean age 8?3?7?5 years) emerged in three crowded neighbourhoods. The first cases of the second outbreak (June 2004) were in three girls aged 4?5 years in one kindergarten in another community. By November 2004, 117 cases (mean age 7?3?6?5 years) occurred. The virus genotypes were D8 and D4 respectively. Altogether, 96 households accounted for the two outbreaks, with two or more patients per family in 79% of cases. Most cases (91?5%) were unvaccinated. Immunization coverage was lower in outbreak than in non-outbreak neighbourhoods (88?3% vs. 90?3%, P=0?001). Controlling the outbreaks necessitated a culture-sensitive approach, and targeted efforts increased MMR vaccine coverage (first dose) to 95?2%. Despite high national immunization coverage (94?95%), special attention to specific sub-populations is essential. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      0950-2688
    • Accession Number:
      10.1017/S095026880700845X
    • Accession Number:
      28383873
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      Measles outbreaks affecting children in Jewish ultra-orthodox communities in Jerusalem. Epidemiology & Infection, [s. l.], v. 136, n. 2, p. 207–214, 2008. DOI 10.1017/S095026880700845X. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=28383873. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
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      Measles outbreaks affecting children in Jewish ultra-orthodox communities in Jerusalem. Epidemiology & Infection. 2008;136(2):207-214. doi:10.1017/S095026880700845X
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      Measles outbreaks affecting children in Jewish ultra-orthodox communities in Jerusalem. (2008). Epidemiology & Infection, 136(2), 207–214. https://doi.org/10.1017/S095026880700845X
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      “Measles Outbreaks Affecting Children in Jewish Ultra-Orthodox Communities in Jerusalem.” 2008. Epidemiology & Infection 136 (2): 207–14. doi:10.1017/S095026880700845X.
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      ‘Measles outbreaks affecting children in Jewish ultra-orthodox communities in Jerusalem’ (2008) Epidemiology & Infection, 136(2), pp. 207–214. doi: 10.1017/S095026880700845X.
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      “Measles Outbreaks Affecting Children in Jewish Ultra-Orthodox Communities in Jerusalem.” Epidemiology & Infection 136, no. 2 (February 2008): 207–14. doi:10.1017/S095026880700845X.
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      Measles outbreaks affecting children in Jewish ultra-orthodox communities in Jerusalem. Epidemiology & Infection [Internet]. 2008 Feb [cited 2020 Dec 4];136(2):207–14. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=28383873