Measles in developing countries. Part I. Epidemiological parameters and patterns.

@article{McLean1988MeaslesID,
  title={Measles in developing countries. Part I. Epidemiological parameters and patterns.},
  author={Angela R. McLean and Roy M. Anderson},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1988},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={111-33}
}
This paper presents a review of published data concerning the epidemiology of measles in developing countries. Simple mathematical models provide a framework for data analysis and interpretation. The analyses highlight differences and similarities in the patterns of transmission of the measles virus in developed and developing countries. Whilst the rate of loss of maternally derived immunity to measles is broadly similar, the average age at infection is much lower, and case fatality rates are… CONTINUE READING

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