Over the last 6 years there has been a decline in the incidence of measles in Cape Town.
However, during August 1992 an outbreak occurred, with cases reported at many schools in children presumably immunised.
The objectives of this study were to characterise the epidemic in Cape Town and to determine possible reasons for the outbreak.
The investigation consisted of two components - a description of the epidemic and an investigation of an outbreak at one primary school.
Results indicate that during the last 4 months of the year, 757 cases were notified in Cape Town, compared with 144 in the first 8 months.
The epidemic affected mainly white and coloured children over 5 years of age (P<0,001).
Mots-clés Pascal : Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Epidémie, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etude statistique, Caractéristiques, Surveillance sanitaire, Immunisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemic, South Africa, Africa, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Statistical study, Characteristics, Sanitary surveillance, Immunization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0310226
Code Inist : 002B05C02B. Création : 199406.