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

  title={Implications of a 2005 measles outbreak in Indiana for sustained elimination of measles in the United States.},
  author={A. A. Parker and Wayne Staggs and G. Dayan and I. Ortega-Sanchez and P. Rota and L. Lowe and P. Boardman and Robert Teclaw and Charlene Graves and C. Lebaron},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={355 5},
  • A. A. Parker, Wayne Staggs, +7 authors C. Lebaron
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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