Publication
Title
Lessons learned from a measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium : 2007-2008
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The pediatric infectious disease journal. - Baltimore, Md
Publication
Baltimore, Md : 2011
ISSN
0891-3668
Volume/pages
30:4(2011), p. 343-345
ISI
000288438700018
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 18.06.2011
Last edited 09.11.2017
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