Measles incidence, vaccine efficacy, and mortality in two urban African areas with high vaccination coverage.

@article{Aaby1990MeaslesIV,
  title={Measles incidence, vaccine efficacy, and mortality in two urban African areas with high vaccination coverage.},
  author={Peter Aaby and Kim Knudsen and Tage Jensen and J Th{\aa}rup and Anja Poulsen and Morten Sodemann and Matilde Cesiana da Silva and Hilton Whittle},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={162 5},
  pages={1043-8}
}
Measles incidence, vaccine efficacy, and mortality were examined prospectively in two districts in Bissau where vaccine coverage for children aged 12-23 months was 81% (Bandim 1) and 61% (Bandim 2). There was little difference in cumulative measles incidence before 9 months of age (6.1% and 7.6%, respectively). Between 9 months and 2 years of age, however, 6.1% contracted measles in Bandim 1 and 13.7% in Bandim 2. Even adjusting for vaccination status, incidence was significantly higher in… CONTINUE READING