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Article: Mass measles immunization campaign: Experience in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

TitleMass measles immunization campaign: Experience in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
Authors
KeywordsAdolescence
Child
Child, Preschool
Disease outbreaks/prevention and control
Immunization programs
Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine/administration and dosage/adverse effects
Measles/épidemiology/prevention and control
Seroepidemiologic studies
Issue Date2002
PublisherWorld Health Organization. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.who.int/bulletin/en/
Citation
Bulletin Of The World Health Organization, 2002, v. 80 n. 7, p. 585-591 How to Cite?
AbstractAfter the 1988 measles outbreak, annual notification rates for measles in Hong Kong SAR between 1989 and 1999 were 0.4-4.9 per 100 000, with peaks in 1992, 1994 and 1997. The first half-year incidence rates per 100 000 were 2.3 in 1997, 0.5 in 1995 and 1.2 in 1996. Monthly notification rates increased from a baseline of < 10 cases to 59 in May 1997. Serological surveillance showed only 85.5% of children aged 1-19 years had measles antibodies. An epidemic, mainly because of failure of the first dose to produce immunity, seemed imminent in mid-1997. A mass immunization campaign targeted children aged 1-19 from July to November 1997. The overall coverage was 77%. The rate of adverse events was low. After the campaign, measles notification fell to 0.9 per 100 000 in 1998. A two-dose strategy and supplementary campaigns will maintain measles susceptibility at levels low enough to make measles elimination our goal.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79936
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 5.296
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.819
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dc.contributor.authorChuang, SKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, YLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLim, WLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, CBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorTse, LYen_HK
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dc.date.issued2002en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAfter the 1988 measles outbreak, annual notification rates for measles in Hong Kong SAR between 1989 and 1999 were 0.4-4.9 per 100 000, with peaks in 1992, 1994 and 1997. The first half-year incidence rates per 100 000 were 2.3 in 1997, 0.5 in 1995 and 1.2 in 1996. Monthly notification rates increased from a baseline of < 10 cases to 59 in May 1997. Serological surveillance showed only 85.5% of children aged 1-19 years had measles antibodies. An epidemic, mainly because of failure of the first dose to produce immunity, seemed imminent in mid-1997. A mass immunization campaign targeted children aged 1-19 from July to November 1997. The overall coverage was 77%. The rate of adverse events was low. After the campaign, measles notification fell to 0.9 per 100 000 in 1998. A two-dose strategy and supplementary campaigns will maintain measles susceptibility at levels low enough to make measles elimination our goal.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWorld Health Organization. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.who.int/bulletin/en/en_HK
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dc.rightsBulletin of the World Health Organization. Copyright © World Health Organization.en_HK
dc.subjectAdolescenceen_HK
dc.subjectChilden_HK
dc.subjectChild, Preschoolen_HK
dc.subjectDisease outbreaks/prevention and controlen_HK
dc.subjectImmunization programsen_HK
dc.subjectMeasles-mumps-rubella vaccine/administration and dosage/adverse effectsen_HK
dc.subjectMeasles/épidemiology/prevention and controlen_HK
dc.subjectSeroepidemiologic studiesen_HK
dc.titleMass measles immunization campaign: Experience in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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