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dc.creatorNedeljković, Jasminka
dc.creatorRakić-Adrović, Slavica
dc.creatorTasić, G.
dc.creatorKovačević-Jovanović, Vesna
dc.creatorLončarević, Goranka
dc.creatorHuebschen, Judith M.
dc.creatorMuller, Claude P.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-18T10:47:06Z
dc.date.available2021-02-18T10:47:06Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0950-2688
dc.identifier.urihttp://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/468
dc.description.abstractBetween December 2010 and August 2011 an outbreak of measles occurred in Serbia with 363 reported cases. Sera and/or nose/throat swabs were collected from 193 patients and tested for measles-specific IgM antibodies by ELISA and viral RNA by RT-PCR, respectively. Epidemiological data were obtained from the surveillance database of the Institute of Public Health of Serbia. Of the 363 cases involved in the outbreak, 113 were laboratory confirmed. More than one third of the patients were hospitalized (n = 130, 35.8%) and for 15 (4.1% of the reported outbreak cases) the infection was complicated by pneumonia. Mostly pre-school children aged lt = 4 years (37.8%) and adults aged gt = 30 years (27.3%) were affected. The majority of patients belonged to the Roma population with a preponderance of female cases (57.0%). Nearly 94% of the patients were either unvaccinated or of unknown vaccination status. The main outbreak virus was the D4-Hamburg strain. The outbreak in Serbia occurred after several years of very low measles incidence despite a high routine immunization coverage in the general population, suggesting that special efforts to identify and vaccinate susceptible population groups are required even in countries with apparently good disease control.en
dc.publisherCambridge Univ Press, New York
dc.relationSerbian Ministry of Health
dc.relationLuxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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dc.sourceEpidemiology and Infection
dc.subjectMeasles virusen
dc.subjectmolecular epidemiologyen
dc.subjectoutbreaken
dc.titleResurgence of measles in Serbia 2010-2011 highlights the need for supplementary immunization activitiesen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dc.citation.epage1128
dc.citation.issue5
dc.citation.other144(5): 1121-1128
dc.citation.rankM22
dc.citation.spage1121
dc.citation.volume144
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0950268815002277
dc.identifier.pmid26449667
dc.identifier.rcubconv_377
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84943328223
dc.identifier.wos000371720700025
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