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measles outbreak in andalusia, spain, january to august 2011.on 7 january 2011, a six year-old child living in a roma community near seville, southern spain, was hospitalised with measles. contact tracing identified a probable index case with onset of symptoms on 20 december 2011 and several unreported cases among children under the age of 15 years in the same town. the outbreak initially spread in districts in the city of seville with a high proportion of roma residents, and later to other cities and towns in andalusia. while some towns experienced wide ...201223098824
[measles outbreak in campo de gibraltar, cádiz, spain, during the period february-july 2008].on the 4th of february 2008, 2 cases of measles, epidemiologically linked (2 members of the crew of the fast-ferry jaime i from the company balearia, which performs the route algeciras-tangier), were notified to the epidemiological surveillance network in andalusia (svea). the aim of this paper is to epidemiologically characterize this population level outbreak detected in the area of campo de gibraltar, the vaccine effectiveness and the control measures implemented.201020571720
spotlight on measles 2010: an ongoing outbreak of measles in an unvaccinated population in granada,spain, october to november 2010: an ongoing outbreak of measles in an unvaccinated population in granada, spain, october to november 2010.in september and october 2010, 13 primary measles cases were identified among unvaccinated persons aged between 9 and 32 years (median: 16.5) in 11 districts in germany. all cases had attended meetings in taizé, france. this outbreak illustrates the risk of long distance spread of infectious diseases associated with international mass gatherings, and underlines the importance of closing immunisation gaps against measles by vaccinating non-immune adolescents and young adults.201021172172
measles virus genotype circulation in spain after implementation of the national measles elimination plan 2001-2003.molecular characterization of measles virus is important for disease surveillance and for monitoring elimination of the virus throughout the world. furthermore, knowledge of genotype distribution in as many countries as possible, is useful for tracing the origin of a strain, especially in countries without endemic measles disease, where most cases are imported. data on genotypes circulating in spain from 1970 to 1997 showed the prevalence of genotypes c1, c2, and d6, with subsequent replacement ...200515543577
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