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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Jun 20. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002372. [Epub ahead of print]

MEASLES TRANSMISSION IN A FULLY VACCINATED CLOSED COHORT: Data From a Nosocomial Clustered Cases in a Teenage Psychiatric Unit.

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1
From the Department of Dermatology, Hospital of Fréjus Saint Raphaël, Fréjus, France.
2
Department of Dermatology, Nice Hospital (CHU), Nice, France.
3
Laboratoire de Virologie, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire de Caen, Caen, France.
4
Department of Hospital Hygiene, Hospital of Fréjus Saint Raphaël, Fréjus, France.
5
Department of Bacteriology, Hospital of Fréjus Saint Raphaël, Fréjus, France.

Abstract

We described nosocomially clustered cases of measles secondary to a nonvaccinated index case occurring in a teenage psychiatric unit despite optimum vaccine coverage. Surveillance of this fully vaccinated closed cohort showed a 7% attack rate. Vaccination limited the risk of complicated measles and the onset of a large outbreak.

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