Ongoing measles outbreak in Wallonia, Belgium, December 2016 to March 2017: characteristics and challenges

@inproceedings{Grammens2017OngoingMO,
  title={Ongoing measles outbreak in Wallonia, Belgium, December 2016 to March 2017: characteristics and challenges},
  author={Tine Grammens and Carole Schirvel and Sylvie Leenen and Nathalie Shodu and Veronik Hutse and Elise Mendes da Costa and Martine Sabbe},
  booktitle={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2017}
}
We describe characteristics of an ongoing measles outbreak in Wallonia, Belgium, and difficulties in control measures implementation. As at 12 March 2017, 177 measles cases were notified, of which 50% were 15 years and older, 49% female. Atypical clinical presentation and severe complications, mainly among adults, in combination with late notification, low or unknown vaccination coverage of contacts, infected healthcare workers and increased workload due to contact tracing, are the main… CONTINUE READING

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