To improve measles control in Kinshasa, Zaire, a project to increase vaccine coverage was begun in 1988, and in 1989, the city vaccination programme changed measles vaccination policy from Schwartz vaccine at age 9 months to medium titre Edmonston Zagreb (EZ) vaccine at age 6 months.
We report the impact of the programme on measles incidence and mortality.
Data on vaccine coverage were obtained from cluster sample surveys conducted every 1-2 years and from routine reports of vaccine doses administered.
Data on measles incidence and mortality were obtained from sentinel surveillance sites.
The serological response to EZ measles vaccine was evaluated at a health centre in 1989 and in a community survey in 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Vaccination, Programme sanitaire, Zaïre, Afrique, Nouveau né, Homme, Efficacité, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Prévention, Vaccin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Vaccination, Sanitary program, Zaire, Africa, Newborn, Human, Efficiency, Mortality, Epidemiology, Incidence, Prevention, Vaccine
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Code Inist : 002B05C02C. Création : 199501.