Implications of a 2005 measles outbreak in Indiana for sustained elimination of measles in the United States.

@article{Parker2006ImplicationsOA,
  title={Implications of a 2005 measles outbreak in Indiana for sustained elimination of measles in the United States.},
  author={Amy A. Parker and Wayne Staggs and Gustavo H. Dayan and Ismael R. Ortega-Sánchez and Paul A. Rota and Luis E. Lowe and Patricia Boardman and Robert F. Teclaw and Charlene Graves and Charles W Lebaron},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={355 5},
  pages={
          447-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND Measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000 but remains endemic worldwide. In 2005, a 17-year-old unvaccinated girl who was incubating measles returned from Romania, creating the largest documented outbreak of measles in the United States since 1996. METHODS We conducted a case-series investigation, molecular typing of viral isolates, surveys of rates of vaccination coverage, interviews regarding attitudes toward vaccination, and cost surveys. RESULTS… 

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