Publication
Title
An outbreak of measles in orthodox Jewish communities in Antwerp, Belgium, 2007-2008: different reasons for accumulation of susceptibles
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Eurosurveillance: European communicable disease bulletin / European Communities. Commission; Communautés européennes. Commission. - Saint-Maurice
Publication
Saint-Maurice : 2009
ISSN
1025-496X
Volume/pages
14:2(2009), p. 1-5
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 19.01.2009
Last edited 11.02.2017
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