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Article: Changing epidemiology of measles in Hong Kong from 1961 to 1990 - Impact of a measles vaccination program

TitleChanging epidemiology of measles in Hong Kong from 1961 to 1990 - Impact of a measles vaccination program
Authors
Issue Date1992
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jid.oxfordjournals.org
Citation
Journal Of Infectious Diseases, 1992, v. 165 n. 6, p. 1111-1115 How to Cite?
AbstractWith the use of measles vaccine since 1967, Hong Kong has experienced a low incidence of measles until a major outbreak in 1988. A shift in the distribution of susceptible children to older age groups was suddenly accelerated in the 1988 outbreak. The attack rate increased by 18.9-fold for children >10 years old, while that for those in the best-protected age group of 1-4 years was only 2.2-fold. Of the cases during that outbreak, 56.3% would have been considered preventable with the present vaccination regimen, and vaccine failures accounted for only 20.4% of the cases. Present control strategies aim at increasing the coverage rate rather than introducing a two- dose regimen, which may be necessary when vaccine failures account for a larger proportion of measles cases.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45211
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dc.contributor.authorLau, YLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, CBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:19:59Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:19:59Z-
dc.date.issued1992en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Infectious Diseases, 1992, v. 165 n. 6, p. 1111-1115en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-1899en_HK
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dc.description.abstractWith the use of measles vaccine since 1967, Hong Kong has experienced a low incidence of measles until a major outbreak in 1988. A shift in the distribution of susceptible children to older age groups was suddenly accelerated in the 1988 outbreak. The attack rate increased by 18.9-fold for children >10 years old, while that for those in the best-protected age group of 1-4 years was only 2.2-fold. Of the cases during that outbreak, 56.3% would have been considered preventable with the present vaccination regimen, and vaccine failures accounted for only 20.4% of the cases. Present control strategies aim at increasing the coverage rate rather than introducing a two- dose regimen, which may be necessary when vaccine failures account for a larger proportion of measles cases.en_HK
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dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jid.oxfordjournals.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Infectious Diseasesen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsJournal of Infectious Diseases. Copyright © University of Chicago Press.en_HK
dc.subject.meshDisease-Outbreaksen_HK
dc.subject.meshMeasles-epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMeasles-Vaccineen_HK
dc.subject.meshVaccination-en_HK
dc.titleChanging epidemiology of measles in Hong Kong from 1961 to 1990 - Impact of a measles vaccination programen_HK
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