Analysis of historical epidemiological data to guide intervention policy in the face of an infectious disease outbreak : poliomyelitis in Israel in 1988.
During the 1988 outbreak of 15 cases of Type 1 poliomyelitis mainly among previously vaccinated young adults in Israel, there were conflicting views on the need for and timing of mass vaccination.
Public health officials were faced with varied interpretations of the existing data on the extent of the immune status of the population.
Two major questiaons posed were whether or not the outbreak was a purely localized event in a single subdistrict, and whether the seasonality of the disease would limit its spread.
Based on historical data, probability analysis of three cases occurring outside the subdistrict at the time of the outbreak suggested more widespread dispersion of the virus.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Asie, Poliomyélite antérieure, Epidémiologie, Historique, Rétrospective, Foyer infectieux, Vaccination, Variation saisonnière, Israël, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Asia, Acute anterior poliomyelitis, Epidemiology, Case history, Retrospective, Infectious focus, Vaccination, Seasonal variation, Israel, Health policy
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Cote : 91-0463239
Code Inist : 002B05C02A. Création : 199406.