Diagnosis of measles by clinical case definition in dengue-endemic areas: implications for measles surveillance and control.

@article{Dietz1992DiagnosisOM,
  title={Diagnosis of measles by clinical case definition in dengue-endemic areas: implications for measles surveillance and control.},
  author={Vance J Dietz and Phillip Nieburg and Duane J. Gubler and Iv{\'a}n G{\'o}mez},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={745-50}
}
In many countries, measles surveillance relies heavily on the use of a standard clinical case definition; however, the clinical signs and symptoms of measles are similar to those of dengue. For example, during 1985, in Puerto Rico, 22 (23%) of 94 cases of illnesses with rashes that met the measles clinical case definition were serologically confirmed as measles, but 32 (34%) others were serologically confirmed as dengue. Retrospective analysis at the San Juan Laboratories of the Centers for… CONTINUE READING
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