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Description of two measles outbreaks in the Lazio Region, Italy (2006-2007). Importance of pockets of low vaccine coverage in sustaining the infection

Filippo Curtale*, Fabrizio Perrelli, Jessica Mantovani, Marta Ciofi degli Atti, Antonietta Filia, Loredana Nicoletti, Fabio Magurano, Piero Borgia and Domenico Di Lallo

BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:62  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-62

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Update on the Catalonia outbreak

Filippo Curtale   (2010-06-03 11:50)  Laziosanita email

The Catalonia outbreak lasted from August 2006 to July 2007, with a final count of 381 cases.
Data presented in the paper are referred to an EuroSurveillance publication when the outbreak was still ongoing. Final data, after the end of the outbreak, were published by: Dominguez A, Torner N, Barrabeig I et al. Large outbreak of measles in a community with high vaccination coverage: implications for the vaccination schedule. Clin Infect Dis 2008; 47:1143-9

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