epidemiological and molecular assessment of a measles outbreak in a highly vaccinated population of northeast italy.summarytwo distinct measles outbreaks, unrelated from the epidemiological point of view but caused by genetically related strains, occurred in the friuli venezia giulia region of northeastern italy. forty-two cases were reported during the period april-may 2008. in the first outbreak the index case was a teacher who introduced the virus into the pordenone area, involving eight adolescents and young adults. the other concomitant outbreak occurred in the city of trieste with 33 cases. the containm ...201121396148
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