Measles Outbreak in a Highly Vaccinated Population - Israel, July-August 2017.

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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Oct 26;67(42):1186-1188. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6742a4.

Measles Outbreak in a Highly Vaccinated Population - Israel, July-August 2017.

Avramovich EIndenbaum VHaber MAmitai ZTsifanski EFarjun SSarig ABracha ACastillo KMarkovich MPGalor I.


On August 6, 2017, the Israeli Defense Force Public Heath Branch (IDFPHB) was notified of two suspected measles cases. IDFPHB conducted an epidemiologic investigation, which identified nine measles cases in a population with high measles vaccination coverage. All measles patients had signs and symptoms consistent with modified measles (i.e., less severe disease with milder rash, fever, or both, with or without other mild typical measles symptoms). A total of 1,392 contacts were identified, and 162 received post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine; the remaining contacts were followed for 21 days (one incubation period). No tertiary cases were identified.

PMID: 30359348 DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6742a4


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