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We describe a local indigenous outbreak of measles in a susceptible Roma community, which occurred in Pulawy, a town of 50,000 citizens in the Lubelskie province (eastern Poland) during summer 2009. From 22 June to 30 August 2009, 32 measles cases were reported, and additionally nine possible cases were actively identified. A mass immunisation campaign was(More)
During a mass immunisation campaign following an outbreak of measles in a Roma community settled in the town of Pulawy, Poland, we performed an estimation of the size of this Roma population and an assessment of its vaccination uptake. We obtained a list of Roma residing in Pulawy from the local municipality and estimated using a simple capture-recapture(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and mostly presents as pneumonia, sepsis or meningitis. A notable portion of IPD cases is vaccine preventable and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) was introduced into the routine childhood immunization programs in many countries during the last decades. OBJECTIVES(More)
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is found in limited endemic foci in Poland. Lack of diagnosis limits disease detection in non-endemic provinces. In 2009, we enhanced TBE surveillance to confirm the location of endemic foci and inform vaccination policy. In 105 hospitals located in 11/16 provinces, we identified suspected TBE cases through admission ICD-10(More)
In 2009, 2.954 cases of mumps were reported In Poland. Decreasing trend in number of cases and incidence has continued. The incidence 7.7 per 100 000 in 2009 was lower compared to the previous year (8.6) and twenty-five times less than the median incidence in 2003-2007. Children 5-9 year old were the most affected age group -56.7 per 100 000. Of 2.954 cases(More)
BACKGROUND In the Czech Republic, two-dose immunization against mumps achieves 98% coverage. The routine reporting detects mumps cases, clinical complications, and hospital admissions in unvaccinated but also in vaccinated individuals. Using surveillance data of patients with mumps we assessed the effectiveness of mumps vaccination on mumps clinical(More)
We compared neighbouring regions of the Czech Republic (CZ) and Poland (PL) situated within 100 km of the country border, in order to compare surveillance systems performance in measuring the burden of tick-borne diseases in both countries. We used routine surveillance notifications from 1999-2008 on tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme borreliosis (LB).(More)
In 2007, 4,147 cases of mumps were reported in Poland. The incidence 10.9 per 100,000 was lower compared to 2006 (39.6) and to the median incidence in 2001-2005 (188.5). The decrease of mumps incidence in 2007 is related to high coverage of routine two-dose immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella, maintained since its implementation in 2003.(More)
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