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European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 891-893

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

  • Christine ZandottiAffiliated withAP-HM Timone, Laboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48)
  • , Damien JeantetAffiliated withUnité INSERM 404, “Immunité et Vaccination”
  • , Frédéric LambertAffiliated withAP-HM Timone, Laboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48)
  • , Diane Waku-KouomouAffiliated withUnité INSERM 404, “Immunité et Vaccination”
  • , Fabian WildAffiliated withUnité INSERM 404, “Immunité et Vaccination”
  • , François FreymuthAffiliated withLaboratoire de Virologie Humaine et Moléculaire, Hôpital Universitaire
  • , Jean-Robert HarleAffiliated withAP-HM Conception, Service de Médecine Interne
  • , Xavier de LamballerieAffiliated withAP-HM Timone, Laboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48)
  • , Rémi N. CharrelAffiliated withAP-HM Timone, Laboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48) Email author 

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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.

Measles Outbreak Vaccine Virus