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Improvement of measles immunity among migrant populations: lessons learned from a prevalence study in a Swiss prison

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Kossovsky, Michel-Pierre
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Published in Swiss Medical Weekly. 2011, vol. 141, p. w13215
Abstract Measles persists worldwide despite the implementation of general vaccination campaigns. The environmental and demographic characteristics in many prisons increase the risk of measles epidemics. A large proportion of inmates come from countries where immunisation coverage is low. We aimed to estimate the susceptibility to measles among prisoners in order to implement preventative measures.
Keywords AdultAge FactorsAntibodies, Viral/bloodDisease Susceptibility/ethnology/immunologyEmigrants and ImmigrantsHumansImmunity, ActiveMaleMeasles/ethnology/immunologyMiddle AgedMorbillivirus/immunologyPrisonersPrisonsSwitzerlandYoung Adult
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PMID: 21706449
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Research groups Médecine de l'addiction (129)
Groupe Jean-Michel Gaspoz (23)
Centre de Vaccinologie et d'Immunologie néonatale (177)
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GETAZ, Laurent et al. Improvement of measles immunity among migrant populations: lessons learned from a prevalence study in a Swiss prison. In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2011, vol. 141, p. w13215. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:24794

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