Ongoing rubella outbreak in Bosnia and Herzegovina, March-July 2009--preliminary report.

@article{Novo2009OngoingRO,
  title={Ongoing rubella outbreak in Bosnia and Herzegovina, March-July 2009--preliminary report.},
  author={Ahmed Novo and Judith M. H{\"u}bschen and Claude P. Muller and Milos Tesanovic and Janja Bojani{\'c}},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 39}
}
Between 24 March and 31 July 2009, 342 clinically diagnosed cases of rubella were notified in five municipalities in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fourteen cases were laboratory-confirmed by positive IgG against rubella virus. Four virus isolates were obtained and identified as genotype 2B strains, with one isolate differing by a single mutation in the region of the E1 gene. This ongoing outbreak revealed gaps in the immunisation programme during the war in BiH (1992-1995) and… CONTINUE READING

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