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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1996 Sep 13;45(36):777-80.

Measles outbreak among school-aged children--Juneau, Alaska, 1996.


An outbreak of measles among school-aged children occurred in Juneau, Alaska, from February 16 through April 25, 1996. Of 63 confirmed cases, 47 were serologically confirmed, and virus was cultured from 15; a total of 41 (65%) were among school-aged children (i.e., aged 6-18 years). This report summarizes results of the epidemiologic investigation conducted by the Division of Public Health, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADPH), which found evidence of measles transmission at schools despite high rates of coverage with one dose of measles-containing vaccine (MCV).

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