Measles epidemic in the urban community of Niamey: transmission patterns, vaccine efficacy and immunization strategies, Niger, 1990 to 1991.

@article{Malfait1994MeaslesEI,
  title={Measles epidemic in the urban community of Niamey: transmission patterns, vaccine efficacy and immunization strategies, Niger, 1990 to 1991.},
  author={P Malfait and I M Jataou and M C Jollet and A. Margot and Anne-Claire de Benoist and Alain Moren},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={38-45}
}
From October 1, 1990, until April 28, 1991, 13,578 cases of measles were reported in the urban community of Niamey, Niger. Vaccine coverages (one dose of Schwarz vaccine given after 9 months) in urban community of Niamey were, respectively, 63% at the age of 12 months and 73% at 24 months before the epidemic. Incidence rates were the highest among children ages 6 to 8 months and 9 to 11 months and 22% of the cases were less than 1 year old. Vaccine efficacy estimates ranged from 86 to 94… CONTINUE READING

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