Corpus ID: 33152711

Measles epidemic from failure to immunize.

  title={Measles epidemic from failure to immunize.},
  author={L. Dales and K. Kizer and G. Rutherford and C. Pertowski and S. Waterman and G. Woodford},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={159 4},
  • L. Dales, K. Kizer, +3 authors G. Woodford
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • The Western journal of medicine
  • During 1988 through 1990, California experienced its worst measles epidemic in more than a decade, with 16,400 reported cases, 3,390 hospital admissions, and 75 deaths. More than half of the patients were younger than 5 years; the highest incidence was among infants younger than 12 months. The epidemic centered in low-income Hispanic communities in southern and central California. The major cause of the epidemic was low immunization levels among preschool-aged children and young adults. Rates… CONTINUE READING

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