Measles resurgence following a nationwide measles vaccination campaign in Nigeria, 2005-2008.

@article{Weldegebriel2011MeaslesRF,
  title={Measles resurgence following a nationwide measles vaccination campaign in Nigeria, 2005-2008.},
  author={Goitom G Weldegebriel and Alex Gasasira and Pauline A. Harvey and Balcha G. Masresha and James L. Goodson and Muhammad Ali Pate and Emmanuel Ade Abanida and Ana Elena Ch{\'e}vez},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={204 Suppl 1},
  pages={S226-31}
}
INTRODUCTION From 1990 through 2008, routine immunization coverage of measles vaccine in Nigeria ranged from 35% to 70%. Nigeria conducted a nationwide measles vaccination campaign in 2 phases during 2005-2006 that targeted children aged 9 months to 14 years; in 2008, a nationwide follow-up campaign that targeted children aged 9 months to 4 years was conducted in 2 phases. Despite these efforts, measles cases continued to occur. METHODS This is a descriptive study that reviewed the measles… CONTINUE READING