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Euro Surveill. 2011 Mar 10;16(10). pii: 19815.

Ongoing measles outbreak, Geneva, Switzerland, January to March 2011.

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  • 1Epidemiology and infectious diseases section, Cantonal Health Service, General Directorate for Health, Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstract

An outbreak of measles is ongoing in Geneva, Switzerland, since January 2011, in the context of a measles epidemic in neighbouring Rhône-Alpes, France. A total of 41 confirmed cases have been reported, the majority among young adults, many unaware of their non-immune status. There is no large clustering of cases and 14 cases were imported or linked to imported cases. Catch-up vaccination, especially among young adults, may be necessary to prevent further extension of this outbreak.

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