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Diphtheria epidemic in the Republic of Georgia, 1993-1997.
J Infect Dis. 2000 Feb; 181 Suppl 1:S80-5.JI

Abstract

Epidemic diphtheria reemerged in the republic of Georgia in 1993. From 1993 to 1997, 1405 cases were reported (28 in 1993, 312 in 1994, 429 in 1995, 348 in 1996, and 288 in 1997), with a cumulative incidence of 25.8/100,000 and a case fatality ratio of 9.5%. During 1993-1997, 53% of the diphtheria cases occurred among persons >/=15 years of age. Unvaccinated patients were more likely to have toxic forms (relative risk=2.24; 95% confidence interval=1.69-2.96) or to die of diphtheria (relative risk=2.24; 95% confidence interval=1. 36-3.68) than those who had received at least one dose of diphtheria toxoid. Improvement in routine childhood vaccination coverage and implementation of mass adult vaccination campaigns have been critical to bringing the epidemic under control. By mid-1998, the overall diphtheria situation in Georgia appeared to have been controlled. Only 53 cases were reported from January to June 1998, representing a 64% decrease from the 148 cases during the corresponding period in 1997.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Immunization Program and Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. nck7@cdc.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10657196

Citation

Khetsuriani, N, et al. "Diphtheria Epidemic in the Republic of Georgia, 1993-1997." The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 181 Suppl 1, 2000, pp. S80-5.
Khetsuriani N, Imnadze P, Dekanosidze N. Diphtheria epidemic in the Republic of Georgia, 1993-1997. J Infect Dis. 2000;181 Suppl 1:S80-5.
Khetsuriani, N., Imnadze, P., & Dekanosidze, N. (2000). Diphtheria epidemic in the Republic of Georgia, 1993-1997. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 181 Suppl 1, S80-5.
Khetsuriani N, Imnadze P, Dekanosidze N. Diphtheria Epidemic in the Republic of Georgia, 1993-1997. J Infect Dis. 2000;181 Suppl 1:S80-5. PubMed PMID: 10657196.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diphtheria epidemic in the Republic of Georgia, 1993-1997. AU - Khetsuriani,N, AU - Imnadze,P, AU - Dekanosidze,N, PY - 2000/2/5/pubmed PY - 2000/4/15/medline PY - 2000/2/5/entrez SP - S80 EP - 5 JF - The Journal of infectious diseases JO - J. Infect. Dis. VL - 181 Suppl 1 N2 - Epidemic diphtheria reemerged in the republic of Georgia in 1993. From 1993 to 1997, 1405 cases were reported (28 in 1993, 312 in 1994, 429 in 1995, 348 in 1996, and 288 in 1997), with a cumulative incidence of 25.8/100,000 and a case fatality ratio of 9.5%. During 1993-1997, 53% of the diphtheria cases occurred among persons >/=15 years of age. Unvaccinated patients were more likely to have toxic forms (relative risk=2.24; 95% confidence interval=1.69-2.96) or to die of diphtheria (relative risk=2.24; 95% confidence interval=1. 36-3.68) than those who had received at least one dose of diphtheria toxoid. Improvement in routine childhood vaccination coverage and implementation of mass adult vaccination campaigns have been critical to bringing the epidemic under control. By mid-1998, the overall diphtheria situation in Georgia appeared to have been controlled. Only 53 cases were reported from January to June 1998, representing a 64% decrease from the 148 cases during the corresponding period in 1997. SN - 0022-1899 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10657196/Diphtheria_epidemic_in_the_Republic_of_Georgia_1993_1997_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/315544 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -