Epidemiology of Measles Cases in South Darfur State Sudan 2011-2015.

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Biomed Environ Sci. 2017 Dec;30(12):917-921. doi: 10.3967/bes2017.123.

Epidemiology of Measles Cases in South Darfur State Sudan 2011-2015.

Musa TH1 Kambo RI2 Ahmed AA3 Musa HH4.

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Abstract

Case-based surveillance measles data was defined according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. A total of 511 measles cases were studied from 2011 to 2015 in Southern Darfur State Sudan and 58.1% of cases were confirmed from Nyala city. About 43.4% of cases were males 56.6% of cases were female and 47.7% were children under five years old. Similarity within February to June the cases increased by 8.0% in children vaccinated through measles campaign and 5.3% in children that used child vaccination card and 78.7% in unvaccinated one. The epidemiologically linked (EPI-Linked) measles cases declined from 2011 to 2015; consequently Measles still remain to be a significant challenge in south Darfur state Sudan.

PMID: 29335062 DOI: 10.3967/bes2017.123

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