European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 891–893

Re-Emergence of Measles Among Young Adults in Marseilles, France

Authors

  • Christine Zandotti
    • AP-HM TimoneLaboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48)
  • Damien Jeantet
    • Unité INSERM 404“Immunité et Vaccination”
  • Frédéric Lambert
    • AP-HM TimoneLaboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48)
  • Diane Waku-Kouomou
    • Unité INSERM 404“Immunité et Vaccination”
  • Fabian Wild
    • Unité INSERM 404“Immunité et Vaccination”
  • François Freymuth
    • Laboratoire de Virologie Humaine et MoléculaireHôpital Universitaire
  • Jean-Robert Harle
    • AP-HM ConceptionService de Médecine Interne
  • Xavier de Lamballerie
    • AP-HM TimoneLaboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48)
    • AP-HM TimoneLaboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48)
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:EJEP.0000040453.13914.48

Cite this article as:
Zandotti, C., Jeantet, D., Lambert, F. et al. Eur J Epidemiol (2004) 19: 891. doi:10.1023/B:EJEP.0000040453.13914.48

Abstract

A total of 89 cases of measles were diagnosed in southeastern France between January and June 2003. Nation-wide epidemiological investigations suggested that this outbreak was restricted to southeastern France, and most likely reflected the endemic circulation of measles virus due low vaccination coverage. Genetic analysis identified genotype D7 strains as the cause of the outbreak.

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