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a continuing high incidence of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (sspe) in the eastern highlands of papua new guinea.the aims of this descriptive study were to confirm the high incidence of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (sspe) previously reported from papua new guinea (png) and to relate sspe to previous measles vaccination and measles illness. from february 1997 to april 1999 we diagnosed a total of 55 patients with sspe at goroka base general hospital in eastern highlands province (ehp) of png. the diagnosis was based on high cerebrospinal fluid and serum measles virus antibody titres with progressive ...200314596530
molecular analysis of measles virus genome derived from sspe and acute measles patients in papua, new guinea.a very high annual incidence of 56 per million population below the age of 20 years for subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (sspe) has been reported from papua new guinea (png). in a more recent study, we have confirmed this unusual high incidence for eastern highlands province (ehp) of png. in the study, it was observed that the vaccination rate among sspe patients registered at goroka base general hospital (gbgh) in ehp was higher than that of other infants in the province in recent years. to ...200212210437
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