Epidemiology of Measles in Sudan

  title={Epidemiology of Measles in Sudan},
  author={Taha Hussein Musa and Hassan Hussein Musa and Layla Ahmed Mohammed and Abdelkareem A. Ahmed and Rehab Ibrahim Kambo and Idriss Hussein Musa and Tauseef Ahmad and Joseph Kawuki and Upama Ghimire and Nathan Obore and Shireen Salome Papabathini and Alieu Tommy and Lovel Fornah},
  journal={Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research},
Few epidemiological studies have been undertaken of measles disease among Sudanese, although measles is the third leading cause of death since 1995 among childhood diseases that can be prevented by immunization. The measles vaccine was introduced into the EPI program in 1985. In the run-up to the introduction of the vaccine, the country suffered from measles epidemics periodically and extensively, ranging from 50,000 to 75,000 cases and from 15,000 to 30,000 deaths per year. Simple actions can… 

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  • J. HübschenS. Bork C. Muller
  • Medicine, Biology
    Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • 2017