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  1. Fulltext. Jamaica's measles elimination experience.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This article describes the effort to eliminate measles from Jamaica and its impact on measles incidence.

    Methods

    In additon to routine measles vaccination, the Jamaican Ministry of Health implemented a strategy of a 1-time-only catch-up vaccination campaign, conducted in 1991, and periodic follow-up campaigns, the firts of which occurred in 1995.

    Results

    Since 1991, despite careful surveillance, no serologically confirmed indigenous cases of measles have occurred in Jamaica.

    Conclusions

    Measles virus ciruclation has been interrupted in Jamaica.

    The Jamaican experience provides further evidence that global measles eradication is achievable.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Jamaïque, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Prévention, Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Vaccination, Programme sanitaire, Evaluation, Enfant, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Jamaica, West Indies, Central America, America, Prevention, Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Vaccination, Sanitary program, Evaluation, Child, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0436448

    Code Inist : 002B05C02C. Création : 22/03/2000.