Title
An outbreak of measles in orthodox Jewish communities in Antwerp, Belgium, 2007-2008: different reasons for accumulation of susceptibles An outbreak of measles in orthodox Jewish communities in Antwerp, Belgium, 2007-2008: different reasons for accumulation of susceptibles
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Saint-Maurice ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Eurosurveillance: European communicable disease bulletin / European Communities. Commission; Communautés européennes. Commission. - Saint-Maurice
Volume/pages
14(2009) :2
ISSN
1025-496X
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
From August 2007 to May 2008, an outbreak of at least 137 cases of measles occurred in some orthodox Jewish communities in Antwerp, Belgium. The outbreak was linked to outbreaks in the same communities in the United Kingdom and in Israel. The reasons for this outbreak were diverse: cultural factors, misinformation on vaccination by some medical doctors and the lack of a catch-up vaccination programme in private Jewish schools. The identification of smaller susceptible groups for measles transmission and vaccination of these groups represent a major challenge for the measles elimination programme.
E-info
http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19087
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/0a885b/26e3245.pdf
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