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maintaining high rates of measles immunization in africa.summarysupplementary immunization activities (sias) are important in achieving high levels of population immunity to measles virus. using data from a 2006 survey of measles vaccination in lusaka, zambia, we developed a model to predict measles immunity following routine vaccination and sias, and absent natural infection. projected population immunity was compared between the current programme and alternatives, including supplementing routine vaccination with a second dose, or sias at 1-, 2-, 3-, ...201020920382
population immunity to measles virus and the effect of hiv-1 infection after a mass measles vaccination campaign in lusaka, zambia: a cross-sectional survey.measles control efforts are hindered by challenges in sustaining high vaccination coverage, waning immunity in hiv-1-infected children, and clustering of susceptible individuals. our aim was to assess population immunity to measles virus after a mass vaccination campaign in a region with high hiv prevalence.200919211140
hiv type 1 infection is a risk factor for mortality in hospitalized zambian children with measles.measles remains a significant cause of vaccine-preventable mortality in sub-saharan africa, yet few studies have investigated risk factors for measles mortality in regions of high human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (hiv-1) prevalence.200818194095
prospective study of measles in hospitalized, human immunodeficiency virus (hiv)-infected and hiv-uninfected children in zambia.measles in persons coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) has been reported to be unusual in its presentation and frequently fatal. to determine the effect of hiv coinfection on the clinical features and outcome of measles, a prospective study of hospitalized children with measles was conducted between january 1998 and october 2000 in lusaka, zambia. one-sixth (17%) of 546 children hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed measles were coinfected with hiv. one-third of the hiv-infected ...200212087526
feasibility of satellite image-based sampling for a health survey among urban townships of lusaka, zambia.to describe our experience using satellite image-based sampling to conduct a health survey of children in an urban area of lusaka, zambia, as an approach to sampling when the population is poorly characterized by existing census data or maps.200919121149
estimating the force of measles virus infection from hospitalised cases in lusaka, zambia.estimates of the force of infection (the rate at which susceptible individuals acquire infection) are essential for modelling the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and can be a useful tool in evaluating mass vaccination strategies. few estimates exist of the force of infection of measles virus in sub-saharan africa. a mathematical model was applied to age-specific recorded hospital admissions between september 1996 and september 1999 to estimate the force of measles virus infection in ...200415542196
isolation of measles virus from infants in lusaka. 19989593443
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