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Measles epidemiology and its implications for a vaccination programme in Oman.
East Mediterr Health J. 2008 May-Jun; 14(3):579-89.EM

Abstract

To describe the epidemiology of measles in Oman and the implications for a vaccination programme, we conducted a retrospective record-based study from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2003 using data from the national epidemiological surveillance system. All cases notified as suspected measles during the study period were included. Of the 185 notified cases, 19.4% were confirmed measles positive. Blood samples for measles IgM were collected in 97.3% of cases. The mean age of measles cases was 8.0 (SD 10.7) years. The estimated overall incidence rate of measles for the study period was 0.53 per 100,000 person-years. Regression analysis indicated measles was significantly commoner among non-Omanis and children who had not been vaccinated.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Affairs, Directorate-General of Health Services, Dhahira, Ministry of Health, Oman. pakki_kp@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18720622

Citation

Patel, P K., et al. "Measles Epidemiology and Its Implications for a Vaccination Programme in Oman." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 14, no. 3, 2008, pp. 579-89.
Patel PK, Al-Awaidy ST, Bawikar S, et al. Measles epidemiology and its implications for a vaccination programme in Oman. East Mediterr Health J. 2008;14(3):579-89.
Patel, P. K., Al-Awaidy, S. T., Bawikar, S., Al-Busaidy, S., & Al-Mahrooqi, S. (2008). Measles epidemiology and its implications for a vaccination programme in Oman. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 14(3), 579-89.
Patel PK, et al. Measles Epidemiology and Its Implications for a Vaccination Programme in Oman. East Mediterr Health J. 2008 May-Jun;14(3):579-89. PubMed PMID: 18720622.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Measles epidemiology and its implications for a vaccination programme in Oman. AU - Patel,P K, AU - Al-Awaidy,S T, AU - Bawikar,S, AU - Al-Busaidy,S, AU - Al-Mahrooqi,S, PY - 2008/8/30/pubmed PY - 2008/9/20/medline PY - 2008/8/30/entrez SP - 579 EP - 89 JF - Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit JO - East Mediterr Health J VL - 14 IS - 3 N2 - To describe the epidemiology of measles in Oman and the implications for a vaccination programme, we conducted a retrospective record-based study from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2003 using data from the national epidemiological surveillance system. All cases notified as suspected measles during the study period were included. Of the 185 notified cases, 19.4% were confirmed measles positive. Blood samples for measles IgM were collected in 97.3% of cases. The mean age of measles cases was 8.0 (SD 10.7) years. The estimated overall incidence rate of measles for the study period was 0.53 per 100,000 person-years. Regression analysis indicated measles was significantly commoner among non-Omanis and children who had not been vaccinated. SN - 1020-3397 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18720622/Measles_epidemiology_and_its_implications_for_a_vaccination_programme_in_Oman_ L2 - http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1403/14_3_2008_0579_0589.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -