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An Pediatr (Barc). 2012 Jun;76(6):350-4. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2011.11.017. Epub 2012 Jan 20.

[Outbreak of measles in the population of Spanish origin in North Madrid].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain. alfredotagarro@hotmail.com

Abstract

After being virtually eradicated in Europe, thousands of cases of measles in the population of Spanish origin have appeared in the last 3 years. We describe the cases diagnosed in the north of Madrid between January and June 2011. A total of 22 cases are reported, 18 of them grouped in 2 outbreaks (2 nurseries). The primary attack rate was 29% in the main outbreak. All cases were in unvaccinated patients (median = 14 months). Genotype D4 was predominant (95%). There was a 45% complication rate and 45% were admitted to hospitals. The Public Health Service recommended isolating cases and vaccinating susceptible contacts in advance. Health Centres established a specific protocol to respond to suspected cases. The Measles vaccination has been brought forward from 15 to 12 months in Madrid. Measles is a re-emerging disease in Europe. The coordinated management between public health and health facilities is essential to limiting outbreaks.

PMID:
22265376
DOI:
10.1016/j.anpedi.2011.11.017
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