Who are the children at risk? Lessons learned from measles outbreaks.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Children's vaccines
      measles (rubeola)
      outbreaks
      vaccination (immunization)
    • Abstract:
      We investigated a measles outbreak in the Jerusalem district in 2007–2008 (992 cases). Most cases (72·6%) were aged <15 years, 42·9% aged <5 years, and 12·8% were infants aged <1 year. The peak incidence rate was in infants aged 6–12 months (916·2/100 000). This represents a significant shift from former outbreaks in 2003–2004, where the peak incidence was in the 1–4 years age group. Of children aged <5 years the proportion aged 6–12 months tripled (7·7% vs. 25·6%). In a case-control study (74 cases, 148 controls) children who developed measles were less likely to be registered in a well-baby clinic and had lower overall immunization coverage. The differences in proportions for registration, DTaP3 and MMR1 coverage were 35·1%, 48·6% and 80·8%, respectively (all P<0·001). Rising birth order of cases and their siblings was associated with non-registration and non-compliance with MMR immunization. The vulnerability of young infants and the risk markers noted above should be taken into account in planning intervention programmes. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0950-2688
    • Accession Number:
      10.1017/S095026881100238X
    • Accession Number:
      78143684
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    • ABNT:
      STEIN-ZAMIR, C. et al. Who are the children at risk? Lessons learned from measles outbreaks. Epidemiology & Infection, [s. l.], v. 140, n. 9, p. 1578–1588, 2012. DOI 10.1017/S095026881100238X. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=78143684. Acesso em: 25 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      STEIN-ZAMIR C, SHOOB H, ABRAMSON N, ZENTNER G. Who are the children at risk? Lessons learned from measles outbreaks. Epidemiology & Infection. 2012;140(9):1578-1588. doi:10.1017/S095026881100238X
    • APA:
      STEIN-ZAMIR, C., SHOOB, H., ABRAMSON, N., & ZENTNER, G. (2012). Who are the children at risk? Lessons learned from measles outbreaks. Epidemiology & Infection, 140(9), 1578–1588. https://doi.org/10.1017/S095026881100238X
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      STEIN-ZAMIR, C., H. SHOOB, N. ABRAMSON, and G. ZENTNER. 2012. “Who Are the Children at Risk? Lessons Learned from Measles Outbreaks.” Epidemiology & Infection 140 (9): 1578–88. doi:10.1017/S095026881100238X.
    • Harvard:
      STEIN-ZAMIR, C. et al. (2012) ‘Who are the children at risk? Lessons learned from measles outbreaks’, Epidemiology & Infection, 140(9), pp. 1578–1588. doi: 10.1017/S095026881100238X.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      STEIN-ZAMIR, C, SHOOB, H, ABRAMSON, N & ZENTNER, G 2012, ‘Who are the children at risk? Lessons learned from measles outbreaks’, Epidemiology & Infection, vol. 140, no. 9, pp. 1578–1588, viewed 25 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      STEIN-ZAMIR, C., et al. “Who Are the Children at Risk? Lessons Learned from Measles Outbreaks.” Epidemiology & Infection, vol. 140, no. 9, Sept. 2012, pp. 1578–1588. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1017/S095026881100238X.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      STEIN-ZAMIR, C., H. SHOOB, N. ABRAMSON, and G. ZENTNER. “Who Are the Children at Risk? Lessons Learned from Measles Outbreaks.” Epidemiology & Infection 140, no. 9 (September 2012): 1578–88. doi:10.1017/S095026881100238X.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      STEIN-ZAMIR C, SHOOB H, ABRAMSON N, ZENTNER G. Who are the children at risk? Lessons learned from measles outbreaks. Epidemiology & Infection [Internet]. 2012 Sep [cited 2020 Nov 25];140(9):1578–88. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=78143684