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Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 15;62(2):210-2. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ839. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

Measles in the 21st Century, a Continuing Preventable Risk to Travelers: Data From the GeoSentinel Global Network.

Author information

1
Travelers' Health Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2
Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases.
3
Victorian Infectious Disease Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia.
4
Travelers' Health Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
5
Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore.
6
Department of Infectious Diseases, The Clinical School, and the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
7
Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center Center for Global Health and Development Department of Global Health, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts.
8
Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital, University of Calgary, Canada.
9
Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York.
10
CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center and Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
11
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

Abstract

Measles remains a risk for travelers, with 94 measles diagnoses reported to the GeoSentinel network from 2000 to 2014, two-thirds since 2010. Asia was the most common exposure region, then Africa and Europe. Efforts to reduce travel-associated measles should target all vaccine-eligible travelers, including catch-up vaccination of susceptible adults.

KEYWORDS:

GeoSentinel; infection; measles; surveillance; travelers

PMID:
26400996
PMCID:
PMC4822539
DOI:
10.1093/cid/civ839
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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