Control of a community outbreak of measles which started in a poorly immunised high school population.

@article{Merianos1993ControlOA,
  title={Control of a community outbreak of measles which started in a poorly immunised high school population.},
  author={A Merianos and Nicholas C. Miller and Mahomed Said Patel},
  journal={Australian journal of public health},
  year={1993},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={231-6}
}
An outbreak of measles occurred in Darwin from February to March 1991. The first case was in a 13-year-old high school student who had returned from a holiday overseas. She was symptomatic on the second day of the new school term. She infected an infant while both waited in a doctor's surgery. Outbreak control measures were instituted 18 days later when the Communicable Diseases Centre was first alerted of cases through the laboratory notification scheme. Through active surveillance, we… CONTINUE READING

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