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Ongoing measles outbreak, Geneva, Switzerland, January to March 2011

Richard, J L
Wyler Lazarevic, C A
Lacour, O
Girard, M
Published in Euro Surveillance. 2011, vol. 16, no. 10
Abstract An outbreak of measles is ongoing in Geneva, Switzerland, since January 2011, in the context of a measles epidemic in neighbouring Rhône-Alpes, France. A total of 41 confirmed cases have been reported, the majority among young adults, many unaware of their non-immune status. There is no large clustering of cases and 14 cases were imported or linked to imported cases. Catch-up vaccination, especially among young adults, may be necessary to prevent further extension of this outbreak.
Keywords AdolescentAdultChildChild, PreschoolDisease OutbreaksFemaleHumansImmunizationInfantMaleMandatory ReportingMeasles/epidemiology/prevention & control/virologyMeasles virus/genetics/isolation & purificationMeasles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine/administration & dosageMiddle AgedPolymerase Chain ReactionPopulation SurveillanceSex DistributionSwitzerland/epidemiologyVaccination/statistics & numerical dataYoung Adult
PMID: 21435325
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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DELAPORTE-SEBO, Elisabeth et al. Ongoing measles outbreak, Geneva, Switzerland, January to March 2011. In: Euro Surveillance, 2011, vol. 16, n° 10. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25265

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