In the Third World, scientists have described thoroughly the pattern of measles in Africa.
In Asia, however, the epidemiology of measles has been poorly described.
In 1989, a measles surveillance system was initiated in Matlab, rural Bangladesh in order to monitor measles incidence in the area.
The population (100 000), which has relatively low immunization coverage, has an excellent demographic surveillance system which allows accurate follow-up.
The system works through trained community health workers who visit all households every fortnight and report possible cases of measles.
Medical doctors review a proportion of index cases and cases in infants soon after the appearance of the rash.
Of the 4673 cases reported in all age groups, 18% were visited by medics.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Surveillance sanitaire, Milieu rural, Homme, Age, Agent santé, Bengla Desh, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Incidence, Sanitary surveillance, Rural environment, Human, Age, Health worker, Bangladesh, Asia
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Code Inist : 002B05C02C. Création : 199406.