A long-lasting measles epidemic in Maroua, Cameroon 2008-2009: mass vaccination as response to the epidemic.
AuthorsLuquero, Francisco J
Cummings, D A T
Ngaunji, Philippe E
Grais, Rebecca F
AffiliationEpicentre, Paris, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
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AbstractA measles outbreak occurred in Maroua, Cameroon, from January 2008 to April 2009. In accordance with recent World Health Organization guidelines, an outbreak-response immunization (ORI) was conducted in January 2009. The aim of this study was to investigate the causes of the epidemic in order to guide vaccination strategies.