Measles outbreak in Northern Central African Republic 3 years after the last national immunization campaign
AffiliationInstitut Pasteur de Bangui, Bangui, Central African Republic.
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JournalBMC Infectious Diseases
AbstractDespite huge efforts to promote widespread vaccination, measles remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in African children. In March 2011, an abnormally high number of cases were reported from the Ouham Prefecture, Central African Republic to the national measles case-based surveillance system. In response, reactive vaccination activities were implemented. The aims of this study were to investigate this outbreak and describe the response.