Title
Lessons learned from a measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium : 2007-2008Lessons learned from a measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium : 2007-2008
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Research group
Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO)
Publication type
article
Publication
Baltimore, Md,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
The pediatric infectious disease journal. - Baltimore, Md
Volume/pages
30(2011):4, p. 343-345
ISSN
0891-3668
ISI
000288438700018
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A 2007 to 2008 measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium, identified the orthodox Jewish communities as a new risk group. This study analyzes vaccination data of 949 school children of 4 belief systems to assess the completeness and timeliness of their measles-mumps-rubella vaccination. Orthodox Jewish children show a 4-fold lower chance of complete vaccination, a delayed start, and increased temporal spacing of childhood vaccinations. Not only belief issues but difficulties to access the regular vaccination program also seem to be the main reason.
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