Although vaccines against measles have been routinely applied over a quarter of a century, measles is sill persistent in Israel, with major epidemics roughly every 5 years.
Recent serological analyses have shown that only 85% of Israelis aged 18 years have anti-measles IgG antibodies.
Considering the high transmissibility of the virus and the high level of herd immunity required for disease eradication, the Israeli vaccination policy against measles is now being reevaluated.
Motivated by theoretical studies of populations in perturbed environments, we examined the possibility of replacing the conventional cohort vaccination strategy by a pulse strategyi.e., periodic vaccination of several age cohorts at the same time.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Vaccination, Politique sanitaire, Enfant, Homme, Campagne de masse, Modèle mathématique, Israël, Asie, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Vaccination, Health policy, Child, Human, Mass campaign, Mathematical model, Israel, Asia, Prevention
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Cote : 94-0178410
Code Inist : 002B05C02C. Création : 199406.