Measles outbreak linked to insufficient vaccination coverage in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region France October 2017 to July 2018.

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Euro Surveill. 2018 Jul;23(30). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.30.1800373.

Measles outbreak linked to insufficient vaccination coverage in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region France October 2017 to July 2018.

Bernadou A12 Astrugue C2 Méchain M3 Le Galliard V3 Verdun-Esquer C4 Dupuy F5 Dina J6 Aït-Belghiti F7 Antona D7 Vandentorren S2.

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Abstract

On 30 October 2017 an outbreak of measles started in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine (NA) region in France among Bordeaux University students before spreading to other regions. Until 1 July 2018 1101 cases were reported in NA including 98 complications and two deaths. Cases were related to clusters (e.g. students healthcare workers) in 16%; 81% of cases were not vaccinated against measles as recommended. Vaccination coverage above herd immunity threshold remains the main preventative outbreak measure.

KEYWORDS:

Air-borne infections; Healthcare facilities; Students; measles; measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine; outbreaks

PMID: 30064543 DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.30.1800373

 

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