Exploring the Time to Intervene with a Reactive Mass Vaccination Campaign in Measles Epidemics.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18912
Title:
Exploring the Time to Intervene with a Reactive Mass Vaccination Campaign in Measles Epidemics.
Authors:
Grais, R; de Radiguès, X; Dubray, C; Fermon, F; Guerin, P J
Journal:
Epidemiology and Infection
Abstract:
The current WHO policy during measles outbreaks focuses on case management rather than reactive vaccination campaigns in urban areas of resource-poor countries having low vaccine coverage. Vaccination campaigns may be costly, or not timely enough to impact significantly on morbidity and mortality. We explored the time available for intervention during two recent epidemics. Our analysis suggests that the spread of measles in African urban settings may not be as fast as expected. Examining measles epidemic spread in Kinshasa (DRC), and Niamey (Niger) reveals a progression of smaller epidemics. Intervening with a mass campaign or in areas where cases have not yet been reported could slow the epidemic spread. The results of this preliminary analysis illustrate the importance of revisiting outbreak response plans.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, Paris, France. rebecca.grais@epicentre.msf.org
Issue Date:
Aug-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18912
DOI:
10.1017/S0950268805005716
PubMed ID:
16438743
Language:
en
ISSN:
0950-2688
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGrais, R-
dc.contributor.authorde Radiguès, X-
dc.contributor.authorDubray, C-
dc.contributor.authorFermon, F-
dc.contributor.authorGuerin, P J-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-21T15:26:59Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-21T15:26:59Z-
dc.date.issued2006-08-
dc.identifier.citationExploring the Time to Intervene with a Reactive Mass Vaccination Campaign in Measles Epidemics. 2006, 134 (4):845-9 Epidemiol. Infect.-
dc.identifier.issn0950-2688-
dc.identifier.pmid16438743-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0950268805005716-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18912-
dc.description.abstractThe current WHO policy during measles outbreaks focuses on case management rather than reactive vaccination campaigns in urban areas of resource-poor countries having low vaccine coverage. Vaccination campaigns may be costly, or not timely enough to impact significantly on morbidity and mortality. We explored the time available for intervention during two recent epidemics. Our analysis suggests that the spread of measles in African urban settings may not be as fast as expected. Examining measles epidemic spread in Kinshasa (DRC), and Niamey (Niger) reveals a progression of smaller epidemics. Intervening with a mass campaign or in areas where cases have not yet been reported could slow the epidemic spread. The results of this preliminary analysis illustrate the importance of revisiting outbreak response plans.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.rightsArchived on this site by kindness of Cambridge University Pressen_GB
dc.subject.meshCongo-
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMass Immunization-
dc.subject.meshMeasles-
dc.subject.meshMeasles Vaccine-
dc.subject.meshNiger-
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleExploring the Time to Intervene with a Reactive Mass Vaccination Campaign in Measles Epidemics.-
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, Paris, France. rebecca.grais@epicentre.msf.org-
dc.identifier.journalEpidemiology and Infection-
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