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Measles outbreak: preliminary report on a case series of the first 8,070 suspected cases, Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, February to November 2018

Elidio, GA; França, GVAD; Pacheco, FC; Ferreira, MM; Pinheiro, JDS; Campos, EN; Cláudio de Albuquerque, B; ... Guilhem, DB; + view all (2019) Measles outbreak: preliminary report on a case series of the first 8,070 suspected cases, Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, February to November 2018. Eurosurveillance , 24 (2) 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.2.1800663. Green open access

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Abstract

We report an ongoing measles outbreak in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. As at 3 November 2018, 1,631 cases were confirmed corresponding to an incidence of 75.3 per 100,000 inhabitants; all five sanitary districts presented confirmed cases. Reintroduction of measles virus in Manaus is likely related to the current outbreak in Venezuela and due to recent decline in measles vaccine coverage. Given the current scenario, prevention and control measures should target individuals aged 15-29 years.

Type: Article
Title: Measles outbreak: preliminary report on a case series of the first 8,070 suspected cases, Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, February to November 2018
Location: Sweden
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.2.1800663
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.2.180...
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) Licence. You may share and adapt the material, but must give appropriate credit to the source, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: America, Brazil, airborne infections, communicable diseases, disease outbreaks, epidemiology, measles, outbreaks, viral infections
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10068040
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