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Transmission of measles among a highly vaccinated school population--Anchorage, Alaska, 1998.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1999.


During August 10-November 23, 1998, 33 confirmed measles cases were reported to the Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS). Of these, 26 cases were confirmed by positive rubeola IgM antibody test, and seven met the clinical case definition. This was the largest outbreak of measles in the United States since 1996. This report summarizes results of the epidemiologic investigation conducted by ADHSS and underscores the importance of second-dose requirements for measles vaccine.


9921727 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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